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Be The Change

"Dedicated to Excellence"
Make a real difference in our community and become a Muscle Shoals Police Department Employee.

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with the Muscle Shoals Police Department you must complete an application and return it to the
Muscle Shoals City Hall.  All positions available within the Muscle Shoals Police Department are posted on the Human Resource Section of the
City of Muscle Shoals website. We do not have any open positions at this time.

Basic Requirements:

Police Officer - 21 years old
Communication Officer - 19 years old
Correction Officer - 19 years old
US Citizen
High School Diploma
Possess a valid Drivers License
Pass a Background Investigation
Pass a Physical Fitness/Agility Test (Non Certified Police Officer)
Complete 12 week Police Academy (Non Certified Police Officer)
Pass a Written Test
Pass a Drug Screening
Pass a Polygraph
Pass A Medical Exam
Must live within a 20 mile radius of Muscle Shoals City limits

Divisions & Specialized Units

Uniform Patrol
Detective Division
Field Training Unit
Traffic Homicide Unit
Bicycle Patrol
Motor Unit
School Resource Officer
Firearm Instructor
K9 Unit
Tactical Operations Team


Medical, Dental, and Vision (BC/BS)
     Medial/Vision Employee - Free
     Family Medical/Vision - $167.00 Bi-Weekly
     Dental Employee - $2.50 Bi-Weekly
     Family Employee - $7.00 Bi-Weekly
Life Insurance
State Retirement Plan
All Duty Equipment Provided
Vacation Time after 1 year
8 Paid Holiday per year
Accrue 8 hours sick leave per month
12 Hour Shifts
Off every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Take Home Car Program (Officers living with Muscle Shoals City Limits)
Yearly Uniform Allowance


Police Officer:
         Salary for Non-Certified Officer starts at $18.52 Hourly
         Salary for Certified Officer starts at $19.60Hourly
         Top Out Salary for APOST Certified Officer is $21.79 Hourly

Communication Officer
Salary $16.78 Hourly

Correction Officer
Salary $15.38 Hourly


For additional information regarding Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training, please visit the APOSTC website.