Police Officer, certified and non-certified trainee


The City of Portland Police Department is accepting applications for full-time, certified police officers and non-certified officer trainees to develop a hiring eligibility list for the department.  Applicants will successfully complete the physical tests and the written test for inclusion on the candidate list for vacancies that may occur during the next 6-month period.  Applications will be accepted through close of business, Friday, March 16, 2018. 

Applicants for Non-certified Officer Trainee positions will enroll in the Police Academy via the provisions of the city’s Educational Assistance Program.  Starting pay for the non-exempt, trainee position is $16.64/hr.

Certified Police Officers must have current P.O.S.T. certification.  Starting pay, with 3 years of certified experience is $18.97/hr.

Both positions will be full time, with full benefit package available including vacation, sick days, paid holidays; health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, TCRS retirement and supplemental voluntary benefits.

Position Summary: This classification provides protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws and ordinances, responds to emergency/non-emergency situations, investigates criminal activity, and performs specialized duties within an assigned division/unit.  Work is performed under regular supervision; officer reports directly to the shift supervisor.

Apply online at www.cityofportlandtn.gov or obtain an application from the receptionist at Portland City Hall Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm. 

Completed applications must be returned to City Hall by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Human Resources

Attn:  Jo Ella Goad, HR Director


Confidential FAX 615-325-1481

100 South Russell Street

Portland, Tennessee 37148


Post-offer, Pre-employment background check, drug screen and physical required. 

The City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Worlkplace.