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.


Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age and pass a Basic Abilities Test (BAT). Applicants passing the work keys test will then undergo a background check, physical agility test, formal interview, polygraph test, medical screening, and a drug screening. Successful applicants will also have to pass an eight-week, in-house training program, and a 13-week Police Academy.

Application 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.