Munford Police Department:  Become a Police Officer

Munford Police Department Application For Employment

     The Munford Police Department has approximately eight reserve officer positions.  The application process is currently closed.  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 mainly 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 Sergeant Clay Honeycutt:

     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 
11. Not have previously voluntarily surrendered their certification as a law enforcement 

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