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Requirements

Decatur Police Applicant Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must provide High School Diploma or GED certificate.
  • Applicant must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Applicant cannot have any felony convictions in any State or be under indictment or have a pending case. (Note: a pardon does not nullify a conviction.)
  • Applicant cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence or moral turpitude or have a pending case regarding such.
  • Applicant who has been a member of the armed forces of the United States must provide proof of honorable discharge.
  • Applicant shall be a person of good moral character and reputation. A background investigation will be conducted.
  • Applicant will be required to pass a physical agility/ability examination.
  • Applicant will be required to take a written examination.
  • Applicant will be required to submit to a psychological test.
  • Applicant will be required to take a polygraph examination to determine the truthfulness of answers provided on pre-employment booklet submitted with application.
  • Applicant shall be certified by a licensed physician designated by the City of Decatur Personnel Board.

Decatur Corrections Officer Applicant Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must provide High School Diploma or GED certificate.
  • Applicant must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid CPR certification.
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Previous experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job preferred.

After hiring, applicant must complete a state-approved correctional officer academy.

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