Opp Police Department Employment

  • Applicant must provide High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Applicant must possess a valid Alabama driver 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, 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 (i.e. DD Form 214).
  • 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.
  • Applicant shall be certified by a licensed physician designated by the City of Opp Human Resources Director.
  • Applicant must attend and graduate from an approved in-state Police Academy after initial hire to continue employment as a Police Officer.

Agility Course Requirements

Each requirement must be completed within 90 seconds.

  • 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.

Ability Requirements

  • Complete 25 sit-ups in 60 seconds
  • Complete 22 push-ups in 60 seconds
  • Complete a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes and 28 seconds

The hiring process begins by filling out an application for employment. Applications are available at the Opp Police Department.

City of Opp, Alabama