Police Officer

The Nolensville Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications listed in this announcement.

The position of Police Officer is responsible for the protection of the lives, property, safety, and security of the citizens and visitors to the Town of Nolensville.  enforce the laws of the State of Tennessee, the United States, and ordinances of the Town of Nolensville. The position of Police Officer shall serve all the citizens equally and impartially with "Professionalism, Integrity, Honor, and Respect", in accordance with their "Oath of Honor", the "Law Enforcement Code of Ethics", departmental General Orders, as well as the mission and vision of the Nolensville Police Department.

 Duties of Police Officer:
Patrol a designated area of the Town by operating a patrol motor vehicle, or on foot, for extended periods of time, in order to prevent or discover criminal activity, identify needs for community problem-solving, or as a display  of police presence as a deterrent to crime.

• Respond to and investigate various types of calls-for-service involving traffic crashes, misdemeanors, felonies, city, state, or federal offenses, nuisances, as well as other calls that benefit and provide care and concern for the citizens of Nolensville.
• Use problem-solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify citizens’ concerns, present options for courses of action, identify resources, plan for implementation of desired changes, and evaluate success.
• Coordinate information and resources among other department employees, public and private agencies, and citizens regarding crime problems and solutions.
• Recognize suspicious behaviors or circumstances involving persons that may indicate involvement in criminal offenses, stopping and interviewing, and completing field interview cards.
• Demonstrate and maintain the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using a calm demeanor.
• Demonstrate and maintain the ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, reasonable, and legal course of action.
• Ability to remain calm, composed, undistracted and in full control of cognitive abilities while functioning appropriately in hostile, dangerous or threatening situations that may require force, up to and including deadly force.
• Maintain rational, cognitive decision-making abilities and self-control in situations or environments that may be personally offensive, or which involve considerable stress, danger, personal risk, violence or hostility.
• Ability to exercise restraint when verbally or physically provoked.
• Interact with a variety of people functioning under various emotional states in order to manage interpersonal conflicts, resolve or stop criminal activity, obtain or provide information, or counsel and give aid to maintain order or provide service.
• Promote good will by talking casually with people, answering questions, giving directions or information, referring citizens to others or the appropriate service agency, and learning of situations requiring police action or intervention in order to gain the confidence and support of community members.
• Examine ill or injured persons, and administer the appropriate first-aid treatment in order to prevent further injury or loss of life, up to and including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
• Direct or re-route vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic at emergency scenes, high volume traffic locations, schools, or special events, using hand signals or flashlight, in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicle operators, and the smooth and safe flow of traffic.
•Operate  computers and computer systems, especially Microsoft Office, and quickly learn the use of Nolensville Police Department Records Management System and other law enforcement related software systems.
Complete forms and other written documents completely and efficiently.
Demonstrate and maintain the ability to walk, run, jump or dodge obstacles, climb stairs, fences and ladders in pursuit of fleeing suspects.
• Demonstrate and maintain the ability to lift, drag, push or pull people or objects (including motor vehicles), and the ability to use restraining devices and hands/feet for self-defense.
• Demonstrate and maintain a high level of proficiency with the operation of pistols, shotguns, and rifles, in addition to various technologies and other tools.
• Work a variety of shifts, days off, holidays, special events, including required stay-over during emergencies, inclement weather, disaster, personnel shortage, workload, or work-in-progress.
• Subject to on-call scheduling on a regular basis.
• Photograph crime scenes, victims, autopsies, traffic crashes, property damage, stolen property, arson scenes, measure and map crime and traffic crash scenes, and complete detailed logs and reports.
• Respond to a morgue or medical facility to photograph, fingerprint and recover trace or physical evidence from deceased or surviving persons, including bodily tissue and/or fluids.
• Properly collect, preserve, package, and transport physical evidence from crime scenes, to facilitate its maximum potential for use in subsequent criminal or civil proceedings and ensure the chain of evidence/custody is not compromised.
• Perform preliminary tests on drugs and narcotics in the proper manner to identify the type of drug or narcotic, as well as measure the approximate weight, amount or dosage unit, and ensure measuring devices are calibrated properly.
• Provide input to the District Attorney General Office regarding the submittal of photographic evidence, physical evidence and diagrams, and testify in criminal and civil courts, pretrial conferences and Grand Juries.
• Assist with the serving of search warrants, undercover operations and surveillance operations to collect photographic, audio and/or video evidence of such operations, and to serve arrest warrants.
• Work in conjunction with criminal investigators and other sworn members in regards to evidentiary matters and maintains confidentiality of investigations and information concerning suspects, defendants, etc.

 Knowledge and Skills:
The candidate must have the ability to be an organized person who can meet time schedules and deadlines. The candidate must have the ability to maintain a very high level of personal integrity, have good judgment, be able to make sound decisions independently, with minimal supervision..  The candidate must have ability  to communicate both orally and in written form effectively, to follow directions from supervisors, and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to make sound decisions independently with little supervision. Ability to follow directions from supervisors and carry out assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications
•    At least 21 years of age 
•    Citizen of the United States 
•    High School Graduate or possess an equivalency (G.E.D.);
•    Possess good moral character. 
•    The Distant Visual Acuity in each eye must be no worse than 20/100 (Snellen) uncorrected, corrected 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Binocular vision must be at 20 feet. Must have normal depth perception. Must have normal color vision.
•    Valid "Class D" Driver's License.
•    Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violations of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance.
•    Satisfactory driving record; candidate’s  driving record will be considered part of the background investigation for this position. Multiple offenses and/or chargeable accidents are grounds for disqualification or removal from the eligibility register.
•    Honorable discharge from Military Service (if applicable).
•    The medical requirements for enlistment or appointment to either the Army or Navy are the basis for physical suitability at the time of appointment.
•    Meet standards set by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 24, 1983, T.C.A. 38-8-106.

Preference will be given to officer’s who are Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified 

Applicant Testing

Applicants must successfully complete the following:
•    Oral interviews 
•    Thorough background Investigation 
•    Psychological Evaluation 
•    Polygraph Examination
•    Drug test
•    Complete physical Examination 
•    Written police exam

Training

•    Previously certified officers may be eligible for an abbreviated FTO program. 
•    Upon completion of the FTO program, the officer will be assigned to a shift in patrol.

Compensation and Benefits

•    Health Insurance
•    Dental Insurance
•    Vision Insurance
•    Retirement
•    Paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday

Starting Salary is $57,559 ($26.35 per hour).

Please submit resume and completed employment application to the Town of Nolensville, Attn:  Misti Dueñez, 7218 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN 37135 or email to mduenez@nolensvilletn.gov.

Deadline for applications will be February 21, 2024.

The Town of Nolensville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.