Police Applicant Minimum Requirements
Applicant must provide High School Diploma or GED certificate.
Applicant must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license
Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
Applicant cannot have any felony convictions in any State or be under indictment or have a pending case. (Note: a pardon does not nullify a conviction.)
Applicant cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence or moral turpitude or have a pending case regarding such.
Applicant who has been a member of the armed forces of the United States must provide proof of honorable discharge.
Applicant shall be a person of good moral character and reputation. A background investigation will be conducted.
Applicant will be required to pass a physical agility/ability examination.
Agility course involves:
A timed run of 150 yards while completing the below listed requirements.
Pushing a vehicle on a level surface for 15 feet. (Running for 50 yards)
Climbing a 6 foot fence. (Running for 50 yards)
Climbing through a 2 foot square window frame. (Running for 25 yards)
Walking a balance beam for 15 feet. (Running for 25 yards)
Dragging a weighted object (165 lbs) a distance of 15 feet.
The above 7 requirements must all be completed within 90 seconds.
Ability portion involves:
Completing 25 sit-ups in 60 seconds.
Completing 22 push-ups in 60 seconds.
Completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes and 28 seconds.
Applicant will be required to take a written examination.
Applicant will be required to submit to a psychological test.
Applicant will be require to take a polygraph examination to determined the truthfulness of answers provided on pre-employment booklet submitted with application.
Applicant shall be certified by a licensed physician designated by the City of Decatur Personnel Board.