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Qualifications
Required Education
Applicants are required to:
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Have satisfactorily completed all phases of the personnel selection process for Police Officers as established by the City of Madison
  • Be able to successfully complete probationary period as a Police Officer
  • Possess the required education level or its equivalent in order to perform and comprehend the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Possess or have the ability to successfully obtain the State-mandated certification from the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission

Required Experience
  • Applicants are required to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Any military or law enforcement experience is preferred.
  • Police Academy certification is also preferred.

Physical Requirements
Applicants are required to:
  • See well enough to operate a vehicle, read, safely operate a weapon, and observe or detect suspicious activities
  • Hear well enough to communicate by radio, telephone, or any other transmitting device
  • Speak well enough to communicate your meaning and to address various sized groups and effectively testify in a courtroom setting
  • Possess enough strength to control individuals in physical confrontations
  • Have dexterity of limbs, hands, and fingers to write and use a wide-range of personal protection devices
  • Have enough stamina to pass a Police Officer Physical Agility test to validate physical requirements up to twice a year
  • Have sufficient physical stamina and agility to perform physical activities such as:
    • Climb up and down stairs
    • Run quickly
    • Crawl through windows and other spaces
  • Be able to sustain activity for the duration of a pursuit or an emergency while using effective judgment, maintaining alertness and awareness, and performing multiple congruent tasks
  • Be able to communicate, attend to tasks without distractions, reason effectively, and perceive and discriminate colors, sounds, tastes, odors, depth, and texture


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