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