Job Opportunities

Police Chief
Ashland City, TN

Primary Objective of Position:

Perform a variety of complex and difficult administrative, supervisory and professional work, planning, coordinating and directing all activities of the Police Department. Supervision is exercised over all department personnel. The Chief of Police reports to the Mayor of Ashland City and his/her work is performed under general supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a law enforcement program for the City in order to better carry out the policies and goals of the Mayor and City Council; review Department performance and effectiveness, formulate programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  • Formulates, implements, and enforces Town and departmental rules and regulations, work methods, and procedures; to evaluate proper effectiveness and to implement changes as needed.
  • Evaluates and implements federal, state and local law mandates.
  • Monitors and reviews current and upcoming legislation that may impact the operations of the organization.
  • Evaluate and interpret data and statistics to develop patrol operations, strategic development, and planning to take necessary steps to improve overall police operations;
  • Plans, allocates, and monitors time, employees, equipment, and other resources for the department to ensure the efficient organization functioning of police duties by the organization.
  • Plan, develops, and present annual operational budget and monitors expenditures;
  • Develops, implements, and plans department strategic planning for long and short term goals, equipment replacement, and budget needs.
  • Delegates duties to operational and administrative personnel; directs, counsels, evaluates, and discipline subordinates, including terminations; promotes, assigns, interviews, and instructs subordinates; as well as making decisions on hiring personnel.
  • Seek out alternative funding sources and prepares and/or supervises preparation, implementation, and administration of grants applications and awards related to law enforcement, public safety, and emergency planning.
  • Plans, develops, and collaborates with other departments and agencies in the planning of identified threats, disasters, and hazards.
  • Maintains current knowledge of principles and practices of modern police organization, operations, and administration of police operations and to continue to develop, refine and educate on innovative police practices as they change.
  • Assure that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.
  • Handle grievances, maintain Departmental discipline, and maintain the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel.
  • Coordinates formal field training program for recruits and new personnel to ensure the continual professional development.
  • Plans and implements a department recruitment plan to attract quality and desirable applicant.
  • Plan, implement, and revise an employee retention plan to develop and maintain current staff members.
  • Plan for and reviews specifications for new and replaced equipment needed.
  • Direct the development and maintenance of systems, records, and legal documents that provide the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of the Police Department operations.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and administrative reports.
  • Advises and assists subordinates with complex investigations and other difficult and sensitive issues.
  • Investigates and/or supervises investigations of complaints against departmental employees; Provides information and resolves complaints from the general public, other agencies, and community groups.
  • Make public appearances as a Town of Ashland City representative at civic clubs, schools and other community organizations to explain and promote the activities and functions of the police department and to establish favorable public relations.
  • Provides a variety of public relations duties including preparing press releases, developing and presenting oral, video graphic and written presentations to media, community members, public interest groups, other law enforcement agencies.
  • Respond to public requests on matter regarding public safety issues, departmental policies, procedures, and service.
  • Attend conferences and meeting to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represent the Police Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings.
  • Continually develop skills, knowledge, and abilities, through professional development.
  • Ensure that all training, knowledge, and professional development opportunities of subordinate officers are met by annual mandatory requirements set out by the State of Tennessee P.O.S.T. Commission.
  • Continually strive to develop staff members professionally, ethically to reinforce department, community, and Town expectations.
  • Supervises the maintenance and use of law enforcement equipment and facilities.
  • Supervises and Investigates Internal Affairs complaints and makes necessary referral to outside agencies for investigation if necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of city ordinances, state and federal laws, departmental policies and procedures, City policies and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection, criminal identification, and operational effectiveness.
  • Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Knowledge of geographic area of the City.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, supervise, and direct the activities of police officers.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of police operations and to institute improvements; ability to prepare and review reports.
  • Ability to operate all law enforcement equipment required in the performance of required duties.
  • Knowledge of all legal regulations regarding employee health and safety.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discipline and morale.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city officials, county, state and federal authorities, other employees, civic leaders and the general public.
  • Deal effectively with community members and other public interest groups.
  • Reasonable knowledge of computer and computer programs related to law enforcement.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
  • Ability to motivate, manage and supervise employees with varying levels of education and work experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, public agencies, the news media, and the general public.
  • Ability to speak effectively and comfortably to large groups of people.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate complex programs and operational activities.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency in the use of firearms, communications, automotive and other equipment.
  • Ability to prepare a budget.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or no less than an associate degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field preferred, and ten (10) years of progressive experience in police work, five (5) years of command staff experience which must have been equivalent to sergeant or higher.
  • Executive and/or Police Command training is desired.
  • Must possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or a serious misdemeanor involving Moral Turpitude as the term is defined by law, and not to have been released or discharged under any other than Honorable conditions from any of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
  • Must pass a medical examination by licensed physician.
  • Must be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders Third Edition (DSM-11) of the American Psychiatric Association and must be certified as meeting criteria by a qualified professional in Psychiatric and Psychological fields.
  • Must be P.O.S.T approved with a satisfactory score in all fields, including firearms qualifications, physical education, and defensive driving techniques.

An application and complete job description along with the qualifications are available on the city website at under Quick Links.  Applications will be accepted at  Workforce Essentials at 384 S Main St., Ashland City, TN 37015 from 8:30 to 3:30.   An online application is available on the city’s website, if applying online, please email all supporting documentation to the HR Manager at  Deadline for receiving applications is Friday, February 22.  Any questions about applying may be directed to Sandy Cannon, HR Manager at or 615-792-7553, ext. 5730.


Police Officer
Gallatin, TN

Do you want to make a difference in your community on a daily basis? Making a difference at the Gallatin Police Department begins by holding ourselves to a higher standard and being accountable to those we serve. This allows the officers with GPD to make a difference in the... community and with the people we come into contact with. 

The name on the badge says who hired you. The name on your nameplate says who raised you. If you can represent both with honor and integrity, come grow with us at the Gallatin Police Department. 

We are currently accepting applications for both full time and reserve officer positions. The physical fitness and written exams will be held twice on both March 15th and 16th.

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Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator
Martin, TN

The University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking applications for a Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator. This position is responsible for managing the development and implementation of all UTM emergency preparedness and emergency management programs, procedures, training and exercises as they apply to internal operations as well as coordination with external agencies. This position will provide disaster preparedness to university employees and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g. tornados, floods, earthquakes, health emergencies/ Pandemics) and technological (e.g. hazardous materials events) disasters.

This position will also assist in the daily operations of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The ideal candidate should be welled versed in EPS and OSHA compliance as it relates to campus setting. Candidate should be knowledgeable of compliance requirements as they relate to campus activities involving hazardous and universal waste generation and disposal, Emergency Planning community Right to Know Act, Oil Pollution Act. State underground storage tank regulations and various other federal and state environmental regulatory compliance requirements.


• Coordinate and supervises programs including but not limited to, biological safety, occupational safety and hygiene and environmental programs.
• Serve as a technical consultant to faculty, staff and researchers regarding environmental safety management issues
• Conduct safety inspections of campus academic and residential housing buildings to ensure compliance of systems, equipment and personnel actions.
• Develop and maintain liaisons with municipal and county emergency-related needs that should be addressed in disaster planning. Develop and implement plans, procedures, maps, etc., accordingly

Application Process: Applicants can apply online and must include: 1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics expressed in the position profile; 2) a resume; and 3) the names addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact, noting the professional relationship with each reference listed. 

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin in February and will continue until the position filled. All references and certifications will be checked thoroughly.

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Police Officer
Signal Mountain, TN

The Town of Signal Mountain Police Department is seeking resumes for the position of patrolman. Under the general direction of the lieutenant, the patrolman is responsible for protecting life and property, deterring criminal activity within the community, enforcing all town ordinances, laws and regulations of the State, responding to the needs of the general public and preserving the peace and fostering positive relations with the citizens and community.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, traffic enforcement, Town Ordinances and State laws enforcement, prompt response to service calls and investigation of crimes. The ideal candidate must be able to become Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified, within one year, and preferably, a graduate from a college or university with a Bachelors/Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the person with the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job may substitute for the above. Starting salary for a certified candidate with no experience will be $35,334 and for a certified candidate with 3 year’s experience $37,016. Both starting positions include a comprehensive benefit package and a take home vehicle.

Other requirements include: must possess a valid driver’s license; must meet annual P.O.S.T. in-service requirements; must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation; must be able to pass a post-offer physical and drug screen, as determined by a town designated provider; and must be able to pass a psychological/personality exam, as determined by a town designated psychologist.

An application and a complete job description are available on our website at An application, resume and cover letter should be returned to the address below. Applications will be accepted at the Signal Mountain Town Hall until 4:30 p.m., February 8th, 2019. Mail application and supporting documentation to the attention of: Police Department - Admin Assistant, 1111 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377 or bring the application to the Town Hall in person, Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


Police Chief
Red Bank, TN

The City of Red Bank (est. population 11,651) is seeking resumes for the position of chief of police. Under the general direction of the City Manager, the chief of police is responsible for managing, planning, directing, implementing and evaluating the activities of the Police Department.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, recruitment and recommendation of personnel, succession planning, formulation of policies and procedures, and preparation of an annual budget. The ideal candidate must be able to become Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified, within one year, and preferably, a graduate from a college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and five (5) years of progressively responsible related work. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the person with the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job may substitute for the above. Salary will be $68,910, plus a comprehensive benefit package.

Other requirements include: must possess a valid driver’s license; must meet annual P.O.S.T. in-service requirements; must have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation; must be able to pass a post-offer physical and drug screen, as determined by a city designated provider; and must be able to pass a psychological exam, as determined by a city designated psychologist; and a Personality Evaluation by a City designated provider.

A complete job description is available on our website at Resume and cover letter should be returned to the address below. Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., February 15, 2019, Red Bank City Hall, Attention: City Manager, 3117 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN 37415, Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Equal Opportunity Employer


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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Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Airport Police Officer

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The Officer (Airport Police) is responsible for protecting the life and property of the general public within
MNAA's jurisdiction by recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions, actions, or environmental hazards.

 Patrols terminal, parking lots, and perimeter fence looking for suspicious activity and unsecured areas.
 Answers calls, including medical, unattended bag, water and fire alarms, and door alarms.
 Handles police responsibilities for traffic crashes, moving citations, traffic control, and emergency calls.
 Investigates reported crimes, obtains arrest warrants, makes arrests and apprehends suspects.
 Operates Airport Recue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, including firefighting mechanisms.

Uncertified Officer:

Associate’s degree or comparable degree hours in a relevant field of study from an accredited college
OR Certification as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of TN or nationally
recognized certification OR High School diploma or equivalent with four (4) years of military experience
and an honorable discharge.

Certified Officer:
 High school diploma or equivalent AND Certified by the Peace Officers and Standard Training (POST)
Commission on hire date.

Must successfully complete required physical fitness assessment and psychological evaluation.
Accepting applications until filled

Starting Salary: $36,637 (uncertified); $38,382 (certified)
Shift: Must be available to work 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts. Schedule will include weekdays, weekends & holidays.

Hiring Bonus: A one‐time bonus of $3,000 for possessing on hire date a POST or Firefighter I certification, and
additional one‐time bonus of $1,800 for possessing on hire date an Emergency Medical Technician
certification. Bonus paid upon completion of one year of employment with the Authority.