Chattanooga Police Department

The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) is the primary law enforcement organization serving Chattanooga, Tennessee. The CPD responds 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any requests for police service within the city limits.  Our department serves a diverse population of 179.139 residents and we currently have a budget that consist of 500 officers.  Our Neighborhood Policing Bureau is made up of 3 Sectors that covers 144.6 square miles

Candidates that are hired by our department will attend our own non-residential POST approved 22 week academy and an additional 16 weeks of field training, Lateral hires will attend an accelerated training academy and field training.  We currently have academies that begin every March and August.

The Chattanooga Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits that include, medical, vision, dental health plans, Life insurance and personal leave time that covers vacation, sick, and holidays.  The city also offers a wellness plan that includes a free on-site clinic, a fitness center, pharmacy and incentives for those who follow a healthy lifestyle.  Additionally all officers will receive an annual uniform allowance, supplemental training allowance for in-service training, and receive longevity pay for each year of service.  Other optional benefits include tuition reimbursement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, and more.

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