The Henry Police Department seeks a team-oriented individual to join our agency as a patrolman. The position requires working with limited supervision and a community policing mindset.
- Patrol within city limits to prevent, discover, and deter crime, enforce criminal law, direct traffic, and enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
- Respond to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, domestic and neighborhood disturbances, assaults, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
- Write detailed, grammatically correct reports on police-related activities.
- Interview persons with complaints and make proper disposition or direct them to the proper authorities.
- Secure crime scenes, administer first aid, arbitrate disputes, conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, apprehend suspects, make arrests, and transport offenders.
-Testify as a witness in court in connection with written citations, arrests, and investigations.
- Assist in the training of departmental personnel when requested.
- Attend training courses as directed by the chief of police
- Must be punctual and timely as it relates to attendance and other job-related tasks
Must meet the following qualifications as specified in TCA 38-8-106:
1. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
2. Be a citizen of the United States.
3. Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony 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, and not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.
4. Have his/her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
5. Have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the city.
6. Be free of all apparent mental disorders as determined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-II) of the American Psychiatric Association. Applicants must be certified as meeting these criteria by a qualified professional in the psychiatric or psychological.
7. Must currently hold or have held a POST Certification within the last 7 years.