DEDICATION DUTY • HONOR
Career Opportunities Crime Prevention Ofﬁcer – organize neighborhood watches and use crime prevention training to build a safer community Crime Scene Investigator – use forensic clues to solve crimes Criminal Investigator – investigate major crimes such as robberies and murders K-9 Ofﬁcer – patrol the streets to keep drugs out of our community
“The men and women of the Decatur Police Department are our greatest resource. They are committed to the security and well-being of all our citizens. If you are seeking a career with a professional, dedicated, and modern police department, we urge you to join us.” ~ Kenneth D. Collier Chief of Police
Patrol Ofﬁcer – be on the front lines assisting citizens and crime victims Organized Crime Unit – investigate drug crimes, gather intelligence, work undercover operations, and conduct search warrants School Resource Ofﬁcer – be a part of a nationally recognized unit making our schools a safer place for learning Special Response Unit – master the skills of highrisk building entries, special weapons and tactics, and hostage negotiation Trafﬁc Enforcement Ofﬁcer – investigate trafﬁc accidents, including fatalities, and use state-of-the-art lasers to enforce trafﬁc laws that keep drivers safe
Police Department 402 Lee Street SE PO Box 488 Decatur, AL 35602 (256) 341-4600 www.DecaturAlabamaUSA.com
To be a police ofﬁcer, your heart has to be in the right place. ~ Detective Lela Alexander
Those interested in joining our team should call the City of Decatur’s Personnel Department at (256) 341-4890.
Salary, Beneﬁts, and Personal Rewards
Salary: The Decatur Police Department offers
Because police ofﬁcers hold vital positions in
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
competitive starting pay, regular raises, and
the community that require the trust of all our
• Valid Alabama driver’s license
opportunities for promotion and advancement.
citizens and visitors, the selection process for becoming a Decatur police ofﬁcer is lengthy and
Beneﬁts: Police ofﬁcers enjoy tremendous beneﬁts
comprehensive. The process consists of several
such as medical, dental, and vision insurance;
stages, including a physical agility and abilities
generous vacation and sick leave; a college tuition
test, a written exam, a background investigation,
reimbursement program; and an excellent retirement
an interview, a polygraph examination, a
psychological examination, a medical and physical examination, and a drug screening.
• At least 21 years of age • United States citizen • No felony convictions, indictments, or pending cases in any state
• No misdemeanor conviction or pending case involving domestic violence or moral turpitude
Personal Rewards: The Decatur Police Department is a rewarding, lifelong career choice. You will be a part
Police Academy graduates start out as
of a progressive team of men and women committed to
patrol ofﬁcers, but will have opportunities for
serving the citizens of Decatur.
• Former members of the U.S. armed forces must provide proof of honorable discharge
The mission of the Decatur Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing an environment in which people can live safely and without fear. The idea of serving, protecting, and helping people has always had a strong pull for me. I cannot imagine doing anything else! ~ Detective George Silvestri
I enjoyed helping people and wanted to give something back to the community. ~ Ofﬁcer Heather Atchley
Published on Jan 19, 2010
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