Munford Police Department:  Become a Police Officer

     Munford Police Department Reserve class 2017-01

The Munford Police Department has approximately eight reserve officer positions.  The Munford Police Department will be taking applications for the Reserve Officer Class 2017-01, tentatively scheduled for April/May 2017.  Applications are available online or at the Munford Police Department.  The deadline for accepting applications will be March 19, 2017.  Requirements for becoming a reserve officer can be found on the City of Munford webpage under the police department tab or at the Munford Police Department. 

The Munford Police Department Reserve Officer Program is a volunteer program. Reserve officers will receive all required training in house.  The officers donate their personal time to the city and help full-time officers on a daily basis.  The reserve officers are required to ride a minimum of 24 hours per month.  They are utilized for special events such as Celebrate Munford activities, the Christmas Parade, and school events.  The requirements to be hired as a Munford Police Department Reserve Officer are the same as full-time officers, since a lot of reserves eventually become full-time.  If you have any questions concerning our reserve program you can email Sgt. James Taube at:

All reserve officers will receive and be required to successfully complete training in chemical weapons, taser, handcuffing techniques, report writing, DUI, EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control), and be sufficient in meeting the departments handgun/patrol rifle qualification.  All other training TBA.

Reserve Law Enforcement Officer is defined as any person employed by any municipality or any political subdivision of the State of Tennessee whose primary responsibility is to support the full-time police officer in the prevention and detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, assisting in the prosecution of the offenders for appropriate remuneration in measure with specifically assigned duties and/or job description. 

Part-time officers will work no more than twenty (20) hours per week or a total of no more than one week or a total of no more  than one hundred (100) hours per month for any agency or combination of agency.  Any law enforcement officer who works in excess of the maximum hours as specified herein will be reclassified to a full-time status and must meet all requirements for standards/training as mandated under the law and Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission rules.

Competency Requirements - An applicant shall possess the following training
competencies which will be determined by the Munford Police Department staff:

  1. Possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities in all assigned areas.
  2. Ability to organize materials in written form. 
  3. Presentation of knowledge and skills.

Requirements for becoming a police officer:

  1. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Be a high school graduate or possess equivalence. No waivers will be granted for minimum education requirement.
  4. Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendo 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 substance.
  5. Not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.
  6. Have fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
  7. Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  8. Have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the employing agency.
  9. Be free of all apparent mental disorders as described 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 fields.
  10. Not have been previously decertified as a law enforcement officer by the POST Commission.
  11. Not have previously voluntarily surrendered their certification as a law enforcement officer.

Selection process:

Step 1:
All applicants must complete the application and physically bring it to the police department during normal business hours. 

Step 2:
The application will be reviewed by the Munford Police Department staff.  If a candidate meets the minimum requirements, they may be selected for an interview with several members of the command staff.  The interview is designed to assess your personal accomplishments, job motivation, instrumentality, interpersonal skills, continuous learning orientation, and oral communication skills. (Only those candidates who pass the interview will be scheduled for further testing.) If you fail, you may reapply to the department at a later date. 

Step 3:
The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is designed to measure strength, agility, and endurance.  Passing the PFT only indicates the minimum physical ability required to undertake training.  You will be notified by mail and/or phone if you are selected to proceed to step 4.

Step 4:
The investigation will include checks of employment, police, education, and military records and possible interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers, and friends.  The background investigation is conducted to confirm information obtained during the selection process.

Step 5:
The medical evaluation is thorough and it is essential that you be in excellent health with no conditions, which would restrict your ability to safely do police work.   Written psychological tests will be administered at this time to express factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job of a police officer.

Step 6:
Conditional offers of employment to the police department are the final steps in the selection process.  To be considered for hiring, you must have successfully completed all steps in the selection process.  When a candidate is selected it will depend on the next available class date, selection by MPD management, and accordance with provisions of the City of Munford Police Department.

     Any application that is incomplete, inaccurate, or contains omissions will be cause for termination of the application.  In addition, any information contained in the application that indicates the applicant does not meet the minimum standards will be cause for termination of the application.  Omission of prior employment may be considered falsification of information.

     I understand that if employed by the Munford Police Department, that employment would be dependent upon a clean background check, fingerprint check, psychological and drug test and I could be terminated at any time after employment if clearance is not granted.


Munford Police Department Application For Employment