KINGSPORT – The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Applications will be accepted beginning February 9, 2015 until April 5, 2015.  Individuals 18 years of age or older who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are asked to only apply once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency.

All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

Following the April 5th deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email as well as a letter by traditional mail containing further instructions regarding upcoming police applicant testing procedures.  All applicants will undergo a series of tests beginning with a written examination on April 28, 2015.  Applicants who successfully pass the written examination will advance forward to a physical agility evaluation and ultimately a series of interviews.

The starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $15.45 per hour or $32,148 annually.  Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met.  Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department.  K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401.  For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call the K.P.D. Public Information Officer at 423-229-9433.