Job Opportunities

21st Judicial District Drug Task Force (Franklin, TN)

The purpose of this job is to perform administrative, managerial and technical functions associated with overseeing the activities of the Drug Task Force and enforcing all State laws/regulations for which the Drug Task Force is accountable. Duties and responsibilities include planning, coordinating and directing all aspects of Drug Task Force operations; supervising the enforcement of laws; responding to and directing major investigations; formulating orders/regulations; developing departmental budget and controlling expenditures; supervising assigned employees; and providing information and assistance to the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, assigning work, counseling, and recommending disciplinary and other personnel actions.
-Administers all operations, activities and policies of the Drug Task Force.
-Enforces all State codes, laws and regulations in order to maintain quality of life, prevent drug crimes, and promote security; enforces staff observance of high ethical standards in conduct and performance of duty.
-Develops/administers Drug Task Force budget; exercises control over expenditures.
-Develops, executes and evaluates general policies and procedures, in consultation with the Board of Directors.
-Formulates departmental orders, regulations, work methods and procedures; ensures uniform interpretation of, and compliance with, general/special orders, regulations and policies.
-May be called upon to direct operations at major investigation involving misdemeanors and felonies; may supervise and participate in general agent’s duties, to include discovering/preventing illegal drug activity, apprehending criminals and offenders, writing citations, making arrests, conducting investigations, mediating disputes and administering first aid.
-Advises/assists staff in non-routine investigations; actively participates in more complex problems encountered by staff members.
-Cooperates with county, state and federal officers in apprehension/detention of wanted persons; cooperates with other agencies involving Drug Task Force activities.
-Maintains positive public relations with news media and civic groups; interacts with media on drug-related matters, special activities, public education, crime prevention efforts, etc.; speaks at civic club meetings, churches, schools or other public gatherings to explain Drug Task Force functions/activities and to establish favorable public relations.
-Confers with staff, agents and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts personnel by radio, telephone, pager/beeper, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
-Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
-Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, news media, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
-Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; returns calls as necessary.
-Receives and/or prepares various reports, forms, invoices, correspondence, and other documentation; processes, completes, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains files and logs.
-Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, etc., for reference and/or review.
-Attends meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of Drug Task Force operations and to keep abreast of changes in policies/procedures, codes or criminal/civil case law and new trends/advances in the profession; maintains professional affiliations; reads professional literature.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field may be required, supplemented by formal training in law enforcement methods/practices and in scientific methods of crime prevention/detection, with extensive experience in law enforcement work involving progressive responsibility, to include five years of management/supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires Police Officer certification by the State of Tennessee. Requires a valid Driver's License.

To Apply:

Send your resume to Assistant Director Bailey Greenewalt at Position is open until filled.


Police Chief
Sparta, TN

The City of Sparta, Tennessee is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Chief for the City of Sparta. The successful candidate will oversee a total of fourteen investigators and uniform officers. Directly supervises one secretary. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. The Police Chief is appointed by and works under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal science, or related field and eight to ten years of law enforcement experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  

Open until filled. A completed application may be accompanied with a resume. A job description and additional application information is available by contacting the City of Sparta, P.O. Box 30, Sparta, TN 38583; by phone- 931.836.3248; or by email-


Police Officer
Ashland City, TN

Under supervision, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigation, and other public safety services. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Tennessee State Statues, Federal Law and Local Ordinances, and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise good independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Corporal/Sergeant in their absence. Performs other work as requested or assigned.

 Conducts routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City; patrols residential/business areas for detection of violators; initiates contacts with both business operators and residents; maintains an open-line of communication within the community.
 Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral. Settles disputes among neighbors, juveniles, and/or gangs; resolves any and all complaints from citizens of the community.
 Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the community; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.
 Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the community; responds to pubic disturbances; maintains civil obedience at group functions.
 Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community; investigates traffic accidents; enforces traffic violations; conducts driver intoxication investigations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
 Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillance; conducts follow-up investigations.
 Enforces laws and arrests lawbreakers; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear and traffic citations.
 Prepares written reports, forms and other documents as required.
 Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions.

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Public Safety Dispatcher
Brentwood, TN

The City of Brentwood is seeking highly motivated persons for a career in Public Safety Communications in a positive, professional environment.

Minimum Qualifications for Public Safety Dispatcher

As the first line of response for citizens in distress, Public Safety Dispatchers serve as the critical lifeline between the public and law enforcement, fire and medical responders.  An applicant must have a high school diploma (or GED) and be able to complete a prescribed course of instruction by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which requires passing of a stringent background investigation.  Applicants must also be 18 years of age before the hire date and must be a citizen of the United States.

The current starting salary for a Public Safety Dispatcher is $36,233.60 per year with an additional 5% increase after a six-month probationary period.  Those candidates with public safety dispatcher experience may also be eligible for additional starting pay rate based on their qualifications.

The City of Brentwood Police Department’s employees participate in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System in addition to providing a Matching Deferred Compensation Plan.  Further benefits include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Shift Differential pay up to $2,100
  • Annual Uniform allowance
  • Longevity Bonus after 5 years of service
  • College Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Free Gym Membership

Selection Process:

  • Applicants must pass a pre-employment skill assessment.
  • Applicants who pass the pre-employment skill assessment will participate in an oral interview process.
  • Applicants must pass a polygraph test.
  • Applicants must pass a psychological and medical examination.
  • Applicants must be willing to wear a uniform.
  • Applicants must have the ability to perform basic computer maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledge of various software programs and basic computer operations is required.

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Kathleen Watkins
Emergency Communications Supervisor


Knox County Emergency Communications District Executive Director
Knoxville, TN

This is a management and administrative position responsible/accountable for the complete administration of a large, highly technical, centralized dispatch/telecommunications emergency organization. This position requires executive level responsibility for a public safety administration that develops and directs all aspects of the Knox County Emergency Communications District.

•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in, or related to, public safetyand a minimum of 7 years of professional work experience and training inside a PSAP(Public Safety Answering Point) call center supporting police, fire, and medical services;
•Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in, or related to, public safety anda minimum of 5 years of professional work experience and training inside a PSAP (PublicSafety Answering Point) call center supporting police, fire, and medical services;
•a minimum of 3 years of experience in a management or command position within asingle agency or system; and
•a minimum of 1 year of experience in a supervisory capacity.

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To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Training & Experience Questionnaire to:
Melissa Foster, Civil Service Office
City County Building, Suite 569
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Applications should be submitted no later than Thursday, May 16, 2019.


Executive Director
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), Silver Spring, MD

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is the leading authority for campus public safety with more than 4,100 members at more than 1,000 colleges and universities in 11 countries.  IACLEA serves to advance public safety for educational institutions by providing training, research, advocacy, accreditation, education, and professional services.  The Board of Directors is an elected governing body which consists of the four officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President for Finance, and Immediate Past-President), eight Regional Directors, three Directors-at-Large, and the Executive Director, who serves as an ex-officio member.  Major program areas of IACLEA include training, accreditation, government relations, and communications and publications.  The Executive Director serves as the chief staff officer and assists the Board in formulating and implementing the Association’s mission, goals, objectives, and policies.  The Executive Director is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including overseeing staff and the administration of programs and services.  IACLEA has 10 FTE’s and an annual budget of $1.8 million.  The new Executive Director will aggressively network and pursue relationships and programs that will advance the Association’s mission, visibility, influence and reputation globally. 

The ideal candidate will be well respected, knowledgeable, and credible within the industry; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking abilities; and be a visionary and advocate for the growth, prosperity, and sustainability of IACLEA.  A Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Non-Profit/Association Management, or a closely related field, with at least five (5) years of executive-level experience, preferably in university policing and security, is desired; a Master’s degree preferred.  Candidates may have any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Non-profit or association management experience is a plus.  Starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications; IACLEA offers an excellent benefits package.  The first review of resumes will take place on May 27, 2019; position is open until filled. 

To apply, visit and apply online.  If you have questions, please contact S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, 850.391.0000 or 


Police Lieutenant
Christian Brothers University

Salary: Up to $40,300.00


  • Coordinates and manages the operations of several functions and specific operations within the department as assigned by the Director.
  • In the absence of the Director and/or the Assistant Director, this position will work with other equal Command Staff members to properly and adequately manage departmental operations.
  • Identify problems and implement solutions, consider alternatives, and when appropriate consult with the director.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates the performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and participates on committees, as assigned.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform duties of a Campus Police Officer.
  • Write comprehensive reports.
  • Work under pressures of stressful situations and deadlines.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of public.
  • Evaluate a situation, make effective decisions under pressure, and take appropriate action.
  • Produce written documents.
  • Maintain integrity.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Develop and/or modify rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the Department of Campus Safety. Minimum Requirements:
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.


  • A High School diploma or required. Some college coursework is preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of Supervisory Police or Campus Police experience at the rank of Sergeant or above is required.
  • A Minimum of 7 years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Compliance with all Tennessee P.O.S.T. requirements.
  • 21 years of age (note: there is no maximum age limit).
  • Honorable discharge from military service, if applicable.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.

No violent misdemeanor or felony convictions. (This also applies to charges/violations of any federal/state laws relating to force, theft, dishonesty, gambling, or controlled substances)

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