APPLY FOR THE
HATTIESBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
The City of Hattiesburg is now taking applications for the next Police Academy. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements posted.
Be 21 years of age or older
Be a United States citizen
Have a high school diploma (a college degree is preferred)
Have no felony arrests or other serious criminal activity
Possess a valid driver’s license
Be a registered voter in his/her current county/city of residence
Be of good moral character
After successful completion of the selection process, the Hattiesburg Police Training Academy, Field Training Officers program, and twelve (12) months of probation, the responsibilities will be:
The protection of life and property through the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
The investigation of crimes against persons and property
The duties of a patrol officer for the City of Hattiesburg
The starting salary for a Hattiesburg Police Officer is between $40,000 and $43,000, depending on education. The salary for a recruit during a Recruit Class is $35,000, with a change in salary effective upon graduation.
Additional benefits include:
Attending The University of Southern Mississippi or William Carey University at no cost to sworn personnel.
Enrollment in the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi.
Diversity of upward trajectory depending on career interests and professional development.
Access to physical fitness centers at both the Academy and state-of-the-art Public Safety Complex.
Investments in professional development and training opportunities.
To apply, you can complete an application online by clicking the link below OR in person at City Hall, located at 200 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS, in the Human Resources Department (3rd floor) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
The deadline for accepting applications is February 17, 2023, at 4:30 pm.
For the February 17 application deadline, the PEB is scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 8 a.m. The Civil Service Exam is scheduled for the following weekend on Saturday, March 11 at 8 a.m.
If you have any questions about the Civil Service Exam, PEB Exam, or any other portion of the HPD Selection Process, please get in touch with the Training Academy Staff at (601) 545-4650.
The City of Hattiesburg is an equal opportunity employer.
I APPLIED. WHAT IS NEXT?
The selection process includes several important milestones that you will have to pass before day one at the Police & Fire Academy.
All applicants must first successfully complete the Physical Efficiency Batter (PEB) Exam. This is our standard metric for physical training and is mandatory before you are allowed to take the Civil Service Exam.
Ilinois Agility Run
Please bring clothing appropriate for participating in the PEB Exam (ex: comfortable shorts, running shoes, etc.)
After completion of the PEB exam, you'll be given instructions for the Civil Service Exam.
Once you pass the Civil Service Exam, you'll go through a background check.
I'M ALREADY A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER. CAN I APPLY TO TRANSFER?
Absolutely. Hattiesburg Police Department's lateral transfer application is available year-round.
Certifications in Firefighter 1001-I-II and HAZMAT Operations & Awareness
18 years of age or older and a United States citizen;
Have a high school diploma or a GED;
Have NO felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions;
Possess a valid driver’s license and be a registered voter in your current county or city of residence.
Before hiring, candidates must pass a background check, medical exam and physical fitness test; then, the candidate must be approved by Civil Service.