Recruitment

Hiring Process

Non-certified applicants who are selected must pass a written examination and agility test. Applicants who pass both tests will be invited to the interview phase. Certified applicants who are selected will be moved directly into the interview phase.

Benefits

  • Paid healthcare, dental and vision insurance
  • 401a and 457 retirement programs with up to 8% contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities

Open positions are posted to the La Vergne jobs board.

Patrol Officer

Starting Pay: $21.38

Minimum Requirements:

  • Shall be a United States citizen.
  • Must be 21 years old.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or closely related field, or 64 semester hours in such field with at least 2.5 GPA or higher preferred.
  • No history of release or discharge under any other than honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States, and a certified DD214 shall be submitted to verify such.
  • No applicant shall have any misdemeanor or felony conviction that prohibits the carrying of any legal firearm.
  • Must have a valid Driver License with a minimum of five (5) years of driving experience and no loss of driving privileges in the prior five (5) years, and no more than two (2) minor traffic violations or two at-fault traffic crashes in the prior three (3) years.
  • Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation conducted by the LPD Criminal Investigation Division, and have no history of any felony arrest, nor have been convicted of or pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any charge, or to any violation of any Federal or State laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; nor to any misdemeanor arrest involving moral turpitude; and no arrest for D.U.I. in the prior ten (10) years.
  • Must pass a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Have been certified by a Tennessee Licensed Health Care Provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields as being free from any impairment, as set forth in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association at the time of the examination, that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, affect the person’s ability to perform an essential function of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Are Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified and in current compliance and good-standing with TN P.O.S.T. preferred.


Certified Officer

Starting Pay: $22.68 - $24.06

Minimum Requirements:

  • Shall be a United States citizen.
  • Must be 21 years old.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or closely related field, or 64 semester hours in such field with at least 2.5 GPA or higher preferred.
  • No history of release or discharge under any other than honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States, and a certified DD214 shall be submitted to verify such.
  • No applicant shall have any misdemeanor or felony conviction that prohibits the carrying of any illegal firearm.
  • Must have a valid Driver License with a minimum of five (5) years of driving experience and no loss of driving privileges in the prior five (5) years, and no more than two (2) minor traffic violations or two at-fault traffic crashes in the prior three (3) years.
  • Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation conducted by the LPD Criminal Investigation Division, and have no history of any felony arrest, nor have been convicted of or pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any charge, or to any violation of any Federal or State laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; nor to any misdemeanor arrest involving moral turpitude; and no arrest for D.U.I. in the prior ten (10) years.
  • Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Have been certified by a Tennessee Licensed Health Care Provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields as being free from any impairment, as set forth in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association at the time of the examination, that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, affect the person’s ability to perform an essential function of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • If previously employed by a TN certifiable agency, must be within two (2) years from academy graduation date. If you are TN P.O.S.T. certified, must be within five (5) years from last date of employment.
  • Must successfully complete LPD Pre-Academy and LPD Field Training Program.

Emergency Communications Specialist

Starting Pay: $19.09 - $22.12

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years-of-age.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must pass an in-depth background check with no criminal history.
  • Must pass a medical physical examination, vision test, audiology (hearing) test, drug screening, and submit to random drug screening upon employment; required psychological evaluation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a valid Driver License.
  • Must have no history of any felony arrest, no misdemeanor arrest involving moral turpitude, and no arrest for D.U.I. or drug-related offense.
  • Must be willing to attend training in TIES/NCIC and other Criminal Justice Information System functions, and pass all required tests with a minimum of 80%.
  • Must pass CritCall Public Safety Dispatcher/Calltaker test (see Interview Preparation on jobs board).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of college courses (at least 64 semester hours) preferred.
  • Experience in law enforcement, fire, or EMS Dispatch function, or an E-911 PSAP answering function highly preferred.
  1. Konrad Kaul

    Konrad Kaul

    Captain
    Phone: 615-287-8726