Police Department Employment

The Opelika Police Department is always looking for highly qualified individuals who want to make a difference in their community. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package including insurance (health, dental, life), paid vacation, ten paid holidays per year, and education assistance. The Opelika Police Department encourages qualified persons seeking employment as an Opelika Police Officer to complete the online application forms.

Sworn Officer Requirements

  • Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • High school graduate or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude
  • No convictions of domestic violence-related charges
  • Good driving record
  • Military personnel must have an honorable discharge

Police Officer Selection Process

If you are interested in applying for a position as a police officer with the Opelika Police Department, your first step is to fill out the online application form.

After you have completed the online application process someone from the Opelika Police Department will be in touch with you to walk you through the rest of the process. 

  • Online Application 
  • Basic Ability Test (BAT)
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background Check
  • Reference/Work History Check
  • Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical Screen
  • Drug Screening
  • Psychological Evaluation

Successful applicants will also have to pass an eight-week, in-house training program, and a 14-week Police Academy.

Questions? Contact Sgt. Daniel at 334-705-5292 or by email.  

Additional Employment Opportunities

Civilian personnel are a significant asset to any law enforcement agency and fulfill vital functions and responsibilities. Any non-sworn positions currently available at the Opelika Police Department will be listed below. 

Communications Operator in Training 

Communications Operator I

Officer McCurdy