The Johnson City Police Department will begin the process of hiring new officers on Sept. 9. Qualified applicants should demonstrate integrity, good judgement, and the willingness to make a difference in our community.
The first step in the department’s hiring process is the Police Officer Examination. Registrations for the upcoming test date will be accepted Sept. 9-Oct. 4.
The Johnson City Police Department currently has multiple openings. New officers receive nine weeks of paid training at the police academy, followed by 16 weeks of on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced field training officers. New officers will start on one of five patrol units, working 12-hour shifts with an uninterrupted seven-day break each month. Starting trainee pay is $35,415.46 and moves to $37,198.14 after completion of the probationary period.
Johnson City Police officers have the opportunity to serve on numerous specialty units such as the Canine Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, Explosive Ordnance Disposal/Bomb Squad, and the School Resource Officer Program. The department also has officers who work with federal programs in the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
To register for the Police Officer Examination, applicants must be 21 years of age by Oct.15, 2019 and have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude other than a minor traffic violation. The Police Department has a tattoo policy that is available in full from Human Resources.
Registration must be completed in person at the Human Resources Department, 601 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN 37601. A $25 non-refundable examination fee is due at the time of registration.
Applicants must provide copies of the following (copies will not be made):
- City of Johnson City Application for Employment (available at www.johnsoncitytn.org/hr)
- Birth Certificate
- High School Diploma/GED or Transcript with Graduation Date
- Driver License
- Social Security Card
- College/University Diploma (if applicable)
- Proof of P.O.S.T. Certification (if applicable)
- DD-214 for Veterans Credit (if applicable)