Alabaster Police Department

The City of Alabaster Police Department is located 20 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama and is considered by most to be part of the Greater Birmingham area. We have approximately 34,000 residents and serve them with a dedicated and well-trained staff of approximately 87 employees.

As Chief of Police for the City of Alabaster, I want to welcome you to our website and give you insight into the Alabaster Police Department. We hope this site will be useful to you, and we are updating it regularly with helpful information.

Mission Statement
The Alabaster Police Department will strive to maintain an effective partnership with the community we serve as we work together to keep our city safe.  Our employees will respect the rights of all persons, operate without bias and within the framework of our United States Constitution.  The Alabaster Police Department will strive for excellence in our profession, utilizing progressive training and technology, with the dedication to our members and citizens alike.  We will work each day to uphold the foundations of this agency:  duty, honor, community.

Alabaster Police Department 201 1st St N, Alabaster, AL, USA
Nov 21, 2018
Full time
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE APPLICATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. *******Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* Application Special Instructions Effective July 1, 2017, the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) has adopted the  ACT WorkKeys Assessment  as the official Basic Ability Test (BAT) for all applicants for Law Enforcement Officer employment and certification. In addition to possession of a valid high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, the BAT is required of all applicants, excepting those applicants who have been previously APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of their Certification, or, those applicants possessing an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent. Please visit   www.apostc.state.al.us   for more information.   Non-certified applicants required to have a BAT  must  attach the BAT results to his or her application prior to submitting the application.  To proceed in the hiring process, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for employment and must successfully complete a written exam and physical agility/ability test. Applicants will receive an email notification of the test date, time, location, and instructions. The next testing dates are tentatively scheduled for January 14th and 15th.  Any offer of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a thorough and comprehensive background and work history screening, polygraph examination, psychological examination, physical fitness-for-duty examination, and drug screen.  Non-certified applicants selected for employment must successfully complete the Police Academy and obtain APOST certification within six months of employment.  If you are interested in making our community a better place for residents, families, and businesses, consider joining our team! We are proud of our City and of our diverse workforce. Employees at all levels are selected based on their qualifications, skills, and abilities. We recognize that it is our employees who drive our success and meet the needs of our City. To attract and retain the best staff, we offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Dental Insurance - 75% of the premium cost is funded by the City Participation in the State of Alabama Retirement System Additional Retirement Savings Plans offered through RSA-1 and State of Alabama Deferred Compensation Plan Life and AD&D Insurance at no cost to the employee Voluntary Insurance programs such as Accident, Cancer, and Short-Term Disability Out-of-zone waivers for Alabaster City Schools Browse through the list of current employment opportunities to learn about available jobs. If this is your first time applying online, you must create an account and select a Username and Password. Your application may be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Please note that you must submit an application for each job that interests you.  Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838 The City of Alabaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Alabama Drug-Free Workplace. *******Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838*******************   The purpose of this position is to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all city, state, and applicable federal laws, statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations, and to perform investigations, special details, and specific assignments within an assigned division. Newly hired officers are generally assigned to work 12-hour shifts and have every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. *Base salary is computed on a 12-hour shift schedule which is subject to change at the City’s discretion. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  1. Enforces all city, county, state, and applicable federal laws, statues, codes, ordinances, and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to prevent crime, and to promote security.  2. Works on various shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, accident investigation, first aid, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.  3. Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.   4. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, and County laws, and City ordinances.  5. Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law; controls vehicular traffic; prevents, detects and/or investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other violations of the law. 6. Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance such as accidents, robberies, burglaries, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc.; takes appropriate law enforcement action that may include, but is not limited to, questioning suspects, arresting violators, preserving evidence, taking measurements and making diagrams of the scene, administering first aid, summoning ambulances, fire department, and other law enforcement personnel as needed.  7. Stops vehicles for traffic violations; issues traffic citations and warnings.  8. Obtains/ executes search and arrest warrants.  9. Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; mediates disputes and advises rights; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects; effects arrests; processes and transports prisoners.  10. Conducts investigations of crimes; seeks out and questions victims, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; obtains and preserves evidence; makes observations at crime scenes of crimes for evidence; evaluates facts and evidence, and arrests offenders.  11. Documents case information; assists with prosecution of offenders; appears in court to present evidence and testimony; prepares case reports as needed. 12. Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s activity log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.  13. Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety, school safety, narcotics education, community meetings, etc; answers citizen complaints and/or requests for information as needed.  14. Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed; exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies; obtains advice from supervisors and Court Administrator regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned. 15. Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations, and relays general information about Department activities. 16. May be assigned duties of Police Corporal upon successful completion of three (3) years of service in the position of Police Officer. This appointment will be based upon prior excelled performance, demonstrated knowledge of position expectations, nomination and support of first line supervisors, and approval of the Chief of Police. The position of Police Corporal may assist the shift Sergeant in supervisory/administrative duties and serves as the shift supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant. 17. May be assigned to special areas of law enforcement service including Operations, Code Enforcement, Logistics / Purchasing, Technical Services, School Resource Officer, Corrections, Forensic Investigations, Traffic / Traffic Homicide Investigations, Motor Carrier Inspections, Anti-Crime, Narcotics Task Force, and Federal Task Force. Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. All incumbents may not perform all job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.   *******Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly as they relate to law enforcement activities.  Knowledge of City of Alabaster rules, policies, and procedures Knowledge of Police Department rules, policies and procedures Knowledge of police practices and methods including community-oriented policing Knowledge of City streets, parks, businesses, and neighborhoods Skill in the use and care of firearms, surveillance cameras, recording devices, radar, and other police equipment Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with little supervision Ability to follow verbal and written instructions Ability to use a computer as needed for data entry, word processing, reports, and investigative strategies Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with the public Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action to be taken Ability to work independently without close supervision Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation Ability to write effectively for reporting purposes Ability to speak clearly and factually in court and other situations Ability to maintain confidential information Ability to maintain behavior becoming of an officer Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public   Minimum Qualifications Required   - Minimum age 21. High School Diploma or GED. Must not be legally precluded from possessing/carrying a firearm and must not have been convicted of felony or misdemeanor involving domestic violence, weapons, or a crime of moral turpitude.  Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License.  Must be able to obtain and maintain certification as required by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.   Physical Requirements The physical activities required for this position involve:  Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing, smelling; occasional running, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.  This position requires lifting:   Up to 25 pounds frequently; up to 50 pounds occasionally; up to 100 pounds occasionally. This position has the following special vision requirements:   Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The following environmental conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:  Extreme heat and cold, moving mechanical parts, fumes, odors, toxic chemicals, infectious diseases, risk of electric shock and vibration, and loud noise.
Alabaster Police Department 201 1st St N, Alabaster, AL, USA
Nov 21, 2018
Full time
THIS OPENING IS ONLY FOR POLICE OFFICERS CURRENTLY CERTIFIED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT. IF YOU ARE NOT CERTIFIED, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE POSTING OF POLICE OFFICER (NOT CERTIFIED). ****************Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* If you are interested in making our community a better place for residents, families, and businesses, consider joining our team! We are proud of our City and of our diverse workforce. Employees at all levels are selected based on their qualifications, skills, and abilities. We recognize that it is our employees who drive our success and meet the needs of our City. To attract and retain the best staff, we offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that includes:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Dental Insurance - 75% of the premium cost is funded by the City Participation in the State of Alabama Retirement System Additional Retirement Savings Plans offered through RSA-1 and State of Alabama Deferred Compensation Plan Life and AD&D Insurance at no cost to the employee Voluntary Insurance programs such as Accident, Cancer, and Short-Term Disability Out-of-zone waivers for Alabaster City Schools Browse through the list of current employment opportunities to learn about available jobs. If this is your first time applying online, you must create an account and select a Username and Password. Your application may be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Please note that you must submit an application for each job that interests you.  ****************Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* The City of Alabaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Alabama Drug-Free Workplace. The purpose of this position is to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all city, state, and applicable federal laws, statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations, and to perform investigations, special details, and specific assignments within an assigned division. Newly hired officers are generally assigned to work 12-hour shifts and have every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. *Base salary is computed on a 12-hour shift schedule which is subject to change at the City’s discretion.  Certified officers may be eligible for hire above the minimum rate of pay depending on education and experience.  ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  1. Enforces all city, county, state, and applicable federal laws, statues, codes, ordinances, and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to prevent crime, and to promote security.  2. Works on various shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, accident investigation, first aid, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.  3. Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.   4. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, and County laws, and City ordinances.  5. Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law; controls vehicular traffic; prevents, detects and/or investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other violations of the law. 6. Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance such as accidents, robberies, burglaries, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc.; takes appropriate law enforcement action that may include, but is not limited to, questioning suspects, arresting violators, preserving evidence, taking measurements and making diagrams of the scene, administering first aid, summoning ambulances, fire department, and other law enforcement personnel as needed.  7. Stops vehicles for traffic violations; issues traffic citations and warnings.  8. Obtains/ executes search and arrest warrants.  9. Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; mediates disputes and advises rights; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects; effects arrests; processes and transports prisoners.  10. Conducts investigations of crimes; seeks out and questions victims, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; obtains and preserves evidence; makes observations at crime scenes of crimes for evidence; evaluates facts and evidence, and arrests offenders.  11. Documents case information; assists with prosecution of offenders; appears in court to present evidence and testimony; prepares case reports as needed. 12. Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s activity log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.  13. Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety, school safety, narcotics education, community meetings, etc; answers citizen complaints and/or requests for information as needed.  14. Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed; exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies; obtains advice from supervisors and Court Administrator regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned. 15. Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations, and relays general information about Department activities. 16. May be assigned duties of Police Corporal upon successful completion of three (3) years of service in the position of Police Officer. This appointment will be based upon prior excelled performance, demonstrated knowledge of position expectations, nomination and support of first line supervisors, and approval of the Chief of Police. The position of Police Corporal may assist the shift Sergeant in supervisory/administrative duties and serves as the shift supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant. 17. May be assigned to special areas of law enforcement service including Operations, Code Enforcement, Logistics / Purchasing, Technical Services, School Resource Officer, Corrections, Forensic Investigations, Traffic / Traffic Homicide Investigations, Motor Carrier Inspections, Anti-Crime, Narcotics Task Force, and Federal Task Force. Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. All incumbents may not perform all job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.   ****************Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly as they relate to law enforcement activities.  Knowledge of City of Alabaster rules, policies, and procedures Knowledge of Police Department rules, policies, and procedures Knowledge of police practices and methods including community-oriented policing Knowledge of City streets, parks, businesses, and neighborhoods Skill in the use and care of firearms, surveillance cameras, recording devices, radar, and other police equipment Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with little supervision Ability to follow verbal and written instructions Ability to use a computer as needed for data entry, word processing, reports, and investigative strategies Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with the public Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action to be taken Ability to work independently without close supervision Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation Ability to write effectively for reporting purposes Ability to speak clearly and factually in court and other situations Ability to maintain confidential information Ability to maintain behavior becoming of an officer Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public   ****************Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* Minimum Qualifications Required   - Minimum age 21. High School Diploma or GED. Must not be legally precluded from possessing/carrying a firearm and must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving domestic violence, weapons, or a crime of moral turpitude.  Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License.  Must be able to obtain and maintain certification as required by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.   Physical Requirements The physical activities required for this position involve:  Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing, smelling; occasional running, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.  This position requires lifting:   Up to 25 pounds frequently; up to 50 pounds occasionally; up to 100 pounds occasionally. This position has the following special vision requirements:   Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The following environmental conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:  Extreme heat and cold, moving mechanical parts, fumes, odors, toxic chemicals, infectious diseases, risk of electric shock and vibration, and loud noise. Application Special Instructions ****************Questions? Contact Human Resources at (205) 664-6838******************* Certified applicants must be APOSTC certified or certified in another state, but eligible for the transfer of their certification based on Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) regulations. APOSTC certifications that are no longer active may require a two-week APOSTC recertification course. Visit the APOSTC website for more information regarding out-of-state certifications as well as APOSTC recertification criteria. Any offer of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a thorough and comprehensive background and work history screening, polygraph examination, psychological examination, physical fitness-for-duty examination, and drug screen.