Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 402 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35602. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

Email to:

Police Officer

Job ID#: PD021009-220613
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Police Department
Position Type: Open Position
Salary Range Number: 17
Salary Range: The starting annual salary in the pay range (paid biweekly) for this position is: $42,185.78.
Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local law and the protection of life and property.

The first step in the employment process is the Physical Agility Test (PAT).  The PAT for this employment process is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Candidates scheduled for the PAT will receive details after this posting closes either by mail, email or phone.  Please ensure your contact information is legible and up to date.  We are not responsible for inability to contact due to incomplete or illegible information.  If not scheduled for PAT you will be notified by mail.

***Please be advised that effective July 1, 2017 APOST requirements include completion of a Basic Abilities Test (BAT) applying to any applicant for certification to the academy that has not already attained an Associate’s Degree or higher.  This test is administered at the applicants’ expense.***

Competitive written examination may be required for this position and eligible candidates will receive notification of scheduled examination location and time via EMAIL, or U.S. Mail where email information is not provided on employee application or resume.


  • High school diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent GED.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Alabama Peace Officer Standard and Training Commission.

Employment Applications are available on our website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date. May be delivered in person or:

Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602

Emailed to:

Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890.

Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration. Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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