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Getting Started as a Corrections Officer

How do I get started with a Career as Correction Officer for the City of Decatur?

The following 7 steps are to help you get started with a career as a Correction Officer in the Decatur Police Department.

7 Steps

1:

Applications
Fill out an application, available from the Personnel Department located at Decatur City Hall, 402 Lee Street N.E. Decatur, Alabama. Applications can be mailed, but the original documents must be mailed back to the Personnel Department at City Hall. When the Police Department has openings, the Personnel Department will contact all qualified applicants for further testing. Applications stay on file for one year.

2:

Written Test
All applicants who have completed the above requirements shall take a written test that is a multiple choice, timed examination.

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Interview
All applicants who have completed the above requirements shall participate in an oral interview with the Chief of Police and/or members of his command staff. Each applicant will receive a score after evaluation of the interview.

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Evaluation of Scores
The written test score and the oral interview score will be combined by the Personnel Department and the eligibility register will be established, ranking each applicant by score.

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Selection
Applicants are then selected from the eligibility register and made a conditional offer of employment. Applicants not selected from the eligibility register will remain on an active eligibility register for a period of six months.

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Physical Exam & Drug Test
Applicants who have been made a conditional offer of employment shall then be contacted by the Personnel Department and scheduled to take a physical examination and drug test. The physical will be administered by a licensed physician.

7:

Polygraph
Applicants shall then be contacted by the Decatur Police Department and scheduled to take a pre-employment polygraph exam given by a licensed polygraph examiner.

Upon satisfactory completion of the above 7 steps, applicants will be contacted by the Personnel Department and given a date to report for duty. Applicants who fail any one of the 7 steps shall not be considered for employment and will be removed from the eligibility register.