The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide protection and security for the citizens of Montgomery. Police Sergeants serve as first line supervisors in one of the MPD divisions. Incumbents also provide public protection through daily patrol, traffic, investigation, and communication efforts. Work also entails responding to emergency incidents, participating in narcotics undercover operations, and securing crime scenes. Incumbents document in writing events and procedures of an important nature and may present that information in a court of law. Sergeants are typically supervised by Lieutenants and must respond and report through the chain of command.
As of date of exam, all Police Corporals (PS2) in the Montgomery Police Department, who have completed two years of service as a Corporal within the department, dating from the date of promotion to the rank of Corporal, are eligible to compete in the selection process.