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TUNICA POLICE DEPARTMENT

EMPLOYMENT PREREQUISITES SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL

Click for Police Employment Application.  Please turn in completed applications to the Tunica Police Department.  Contact the Tunica Police Department for any questions regarding employment opportunity.

Applicants must meet the following prerequisite guidelines prior to being considered for employment:

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Be at least twenty one (21) years of age at time of application.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be able to provide a Social Security Card.
  • Have no felony convictions or conditions that prevent the carrying of a firearm and ammunition.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a State of Mississippi license if from out of state.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Successful completion of a written examination.
  • Successfully complete an oral interview board and interview with the Chief of Police.
  • Successful completion of a psychological and polygraph examination.
  • Successfully complete a physical and drug screening by licensed physician.
  • Be of good moral character as evidence among other things by not having a conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Moral turpitude is defined as any conduct or pattern contrary to justice, honesty, honor, modesty or good morals that tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust and fidelity in law enforcement.
  • No obvious piercing of body parts with the exception of female applicants who may have traditional ear lobe piercings.

POLICE OFFICER JOB DIMENSIONS

 Communications Skills– Ability to express one’s self clearly in writing and speech; ability to read with good comprehension; ability to write a report which accurately describes details of an incident; ability to speak clearly to make one’s self understood.

Problem Solving Ability– Knowing how to size up a situation, identify problems and make logical decisions; knowing when to take action and what type of action is appropriate; using good judgment in making decisions; ability to see similarities and differences between many situations.

Learning Ability– Ability to comprehend and retain a good deal of factual information; ability to recall information pertaining to laws, statutes, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations; ability to learn and apply what is learned; capability of learning factual material which is required of a law enforcement officer.

Judgment Under Pressure– Applying good common sense in dealing with pressure situations; capability of making sound decisions in critical situations; using good judgment in dealing with potentially volatile situations; ability to make effective, logical decisions under pressure.

Observational Skills– Mental alertness; good observation skills; memory for details; alertness to signals which indicate that something is wrong; inquisitive senses when something is wrong; able to sense when things are not satisfactory.

Confront Problems– Ability to be assertive in critical situations; will not back away; willingness to approach people who are behaving suspiciously to investigate; having courage to confront potentially dangerous situations.

Interest in People– Wanting to understand people and to work with them; having an active interest in working with people; exhibiting fairness in dealing with the public without regard to race, ethnicity or economic level; having a public service orientation; wanting to help people.

Interpersonal Sensitivity– Resolving problems in such a way that shows sensitivity for the feelings of those involved; having empathy while working with people; effective in dealing with people without arousing antagonism; understanding the motives of people and how they will react.

Desire for Self Improvement– Desire to seek the knowledge needed to be a competent law enforcement officer; seeing one’s self as being responsible for learning the job and a willingness to put in time needed to stay up to date; having a high degree of interest and self drive in wanting to improve skills and knowledge; caring about one’s competence as a law enforcement officer; wanting to improve one’s skills.

Appearance– Demeanor as determined by physical appearance, grooming and personal care; having personal and professional pride in one’s demeanor and appearance; professional bearing as determined by neatness and overall grooming.

Dependability– Having the habit of submitting reports on time, not malingering on calls; well motivated; dependable; follow through on assignments; takes the extra effort to be accurate in all details of work; willingness to turn in the hours needed to complete the job.

Physical Ability– Showing the endurance required to do the job; measuring up to the physical demands of police work; having good physical coordination, stamina and agility; being physically able to perform the duties of the job.

Integrity– Refusing to yield to the temptations of bribes, gratuities, payoffs; refusing to tolerate unethical or illegal conduct on the part of other law enforcement personnel; showing strong moral character and integrity in dealing with the public; being honest.

Operation of a Motor Vehicle– Ability to possess a valid State of Mississippi driver’s license; ability to drive safely; ability to control a motor vehicle at high speeds; ability to operate a motor vehicle in all types of weather conditions.

Credibility as a Witness in a Court of Law– Ability to give testimony in a court of law without being subjected to impeachment; displaying honesty and veracity.

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