The Scottsboro Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to employ the best qualified applicants to fill vacant positions in a variety of areas.
No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, color, creed, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability, which does not affect the individuals ability to perform the duties of the position held or applied for, except when age, sex, or physical condition is a bona fide occupational qualification.

Minimum Requirements
Valid Alabama Driver’s License
Honorable Discharge from Military if applicable
Must be at least 21 years of age.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must not have any felony convictions.
Must not have any misdemeanor convictions of moral turpitude or domestic violence.

Selection Process
Physical Agility Test
Physical Abilities Test
Basic Abilities Test
Interview Board
Background Investigation
Psychological Examination
Medical Examination
Drug Screening

All new police officers are required to complete a basic police officer training program at the Jacksonville State Police Academy. The training program consists of 14 weeks in the subjects of community oriented policing, problem solving, report writing, firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, legal issues, communication skills, emergency vehicle operation and rigorous physical fitness training. New Officers must also complete a 6 week Field Training Program.

Salaries and Benefits
The current salary range for police officers is $3,413.00 – $4,990.50/month.

5 days paid vacation after first year of service
10 days paid vacation, after 2 to 10 years of service
15 days paid vacation, after 10 to 16 years of service
18 days paid vacation, after 16 to 18 years of service
20 days paid vacation, after 18 years or more of service

13 Days Paid Annually for Holidays

Sick Leave
A full time employee accrues 6 hours per month up to 1 year of service. Thereafter, 12 hours per month can be accumulated, not to exceed 1632 hours.

Military Leave
Police officers may be allowed up to 21 days annually to attend any military commitments.

Additional Benefits

  • State of Alabama Employee Retirement System – Tier 1
  • Health Insurance (family coverage available at $400.31 monthly)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Annual Uniform Allowance (one time additional allowance for new hires)
  • Overtime Opportunities
  • Night Shift Differential Pay ($500 monthly)
  • Annual (Christmas) Bonus
  • Take Home Vehicle (35 mile radius)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Promotion Opportunities

To apply with the Scottsboro Police Department please contact Erin Green at 256-912-0505
Or visit the City of Scottsboro website and fill out an application located at this link: City of Scottsboro Online Application