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We are seeking individuals for Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff who are honor-driven, committed to the betterment of our communities, able to effectively build relationships, and who possesses the necessary attributes to effectively handle critical emergency situations.  The following qualifications are necessary for employment consideration. 

APOSTC Certification, College Degree, OR High School/GED + WorkKeys

To be considered for employment as a Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff you must possess at least one of the following.   

  • APOSTC Certification (Alabama Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission)

  • An Associate’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university 

  • A high school diploma or GED AND take and pass the ACT WorkKeys Assessment for Law Enforcement Officers (if you have not taken the ACT WorkKeys Assessment and wish to do so, please ​call 205-279-3560 or email to obtain information)

Must be 19 years of age or older

Must possess a valid driver's license

Must be in good health and physically fit for the performance of the duties of a law enforcement officer 

  • For information on physical ability testing for Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff click here.


Must pass a background check 

  • Must have no felony convictions.

  • Must have no convictions in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year.

  • Must not be subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner.

  • Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from owning, possessing, or carrying a firearm.

  • Must not be required to register as a convicted sex offender.

  • Must have an honorable discharge if served in the US Armed Forces.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

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