Police Officer - Cadet

$35,000 - $40,000 yearly
  • Chattanooga Police Department
  • Nov 25, 2019
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Incumbents in this classification are responsible for enforcing city codes, ordinances and local, state laws, and regulations by patrolling, performing surveillance, investigating crimes, responding to emergency calls and performing other public safety activities.

Cadets will attend a 22 week training academy followed by 16 weeks of field officer training.  Successful completion of the academy is required to perform Police Officer duties.

Training will take place primarily at 3200 Amnicola Highway. Work days and hours will be determined by Police Training staff.

To be considered for the anticipated March 2020 Academy, applicants must have passing written AND physical exam scores completed by May 1st, 2020. *Dates subject to change.

Academy will be free for anyone hired as a Police Officer- Cadet by the city.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to prove Tennessee residency by date of hire.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and under the age of 40 upon completion of academy.
  • Must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces (if applicable). A P.O.S.T. waiver must be granted for any uncharacterized discharges. 
  • Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendre to any felony charge or violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances and meet any other standards as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated Section 38-8-106. Convictions include citations-in-lieu of arrest. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license.       

Training Requirements

22 week academy and 16 weeks of field training