Police Cadet

Recruitment #20-CI8430-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide on-the-job training for those individuals interested in becoming a Police Officer who are between 18 and 21years old.  Police Cadets serve as non-sworn, full-time employees in one of Montgomery Police Department’s divisions. Police Cadets must apply for Police Officer Trainee by their 21st birthday.  Police Cadets are typically supervised by division superior officers.

Minimum Qualifications


Special Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Police Cadets may apply for the Police Officer Trainee position when they are 20 years and 6 months old. Individuals who do not successfully complete the Police Academy or fail to apply for Police Officer Trainee as soon as they are 21 will be terminated. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a valid Alabama Driver’s License prior to employment. Applicants will be fingerprinted and backgrounds thoroughly investigated prior to consideration for appointment.  Applicants must pass a drug test and polygraph test.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be certified by a licensed physician, designated as satisfactory by the appointing authority, to be in good health and physically fit for the performance of duties.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Police Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. Applicants who appear for processing as scheduled by the Montgomery City/County Personnel Department will be placed on the eligible list. The Montgomery Police Department will administer drug and psychological screening procedure and collect background information. Applicants who do not meet the Montgomery Police Department's requirements for employment may be removed from the eligible list at the request of the Montgomery Police Department.  

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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