Police Officer / Reserve Officer

The Clanton Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency, with more than 30 dedicated sworn personnel who are committed to reducing crime and maintaining safe and livable neighborhoods. We seek to hire only the finest and most qualified candidates available. The ideal candidate possesses prior police experience, a college education, military experience, favorable work experiences, clean driving history and great moral character.

The Clanton Police Department is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity and provides for equal opportunity before and during employment with the Department for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related. The Department’s policy of equality of opportunity applies to all levels of employment in the Department and to all jobs classifications. In addition, it is the responsibility of each department manager and supervisor to give the Department’s nondiscrimination policy full support through leadership and by personal example. In addition, it is the duty of each employee to help maintain a work environment which is conducive to and which reflects the Department’s commitment to equal employment opportunity. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990, the Clanton Police Department exercises an affirmative duty to make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and employees with disabilities so that qualified individuals can perform the essential functions of the job.

Effective 2/15/2021, Clanton Police Department will begin taking applications for Reserve Officers. The Reserve Officer position is volunteer and equipment is not provided. The application process is completed in the same manner as the Police Officer. Reserve officers work along side Police Officers and perform many of the same tasks during the shift. APOST certification is not required for Reserve Officers. Click the "Hiring now" button to apply.


  • Must Be a Citizen of the United States or a Resident Alien Who is Legally Authorized to Work in the United States;
  • Must Possess a High School Diploma or Equivalency;
  • Must Be 21 years of Age at Time of Appointment;
  • Applicants Must Possess or Obtain a Valid Alabama Driver's License by Date of Appointment;
  • No Convictions for Crimes of Moral Turpitude;
  • No Convictions for Felony Offenses;
  • APOSTC Preferred, not required;
  • Must Have Completed the APOSTC Basic Abilities Test unless otherwise exempt;


  • Application Review
  • Physical Agility Assessment
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Firearms Assessment
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Examination & Drug Screening
  • Final Interview


  • Entry Level Salary $17.75 per hour
  • Employer Paid Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • RSA 25 Year Retirement
  • RSA-1 Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • 457 Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • 12 Days Annual Leave
  • 11 Days Holiday Leave
  • Uniform Allowance $65.00 Per Month
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Take Home Vehicle Within 25 Miles

A "CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT" will be made pending the successful completion of all portions of the selection process. The City of Clanton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.