Join Mt. Juliet PD

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that is always in search of highly qualified, highly motivated employees. The department has many great opportunities for those wishing to be police officers, dispatchers, and more! 

Affordable, clean, well-governed, and prosperous, Mt. Juliet has seen exponential population and business growth over the last decade, with over 35,000 residents who now call Mt. Juliet home. What does that mean for you? It means if you're interested in a career with a quickly growing, ever-expanding police department that is a leader among police agencies in Middle Tennessee.


Active Reserve Officer Opportunities

We are currently not adding additional reserve police officers.

Full-Time Position Recruiting & Training


The department and City Human Resources manages all facets of the hiring process for both sworn and non-sworn personnel. Please review all of the information provide below to find information about the hiring process.

Full-Time Salary & Benefits


Police officers currently top out at $51,459 Officers normally progress through the pay steps at 6 months, 1 year, 2 year, and 3 year mark. Police officers also received state supplemented in-service pay ($800) per year, and all employees receive longevity pay after 5 years of service. The City of Mt. Juliet offers numerous benefits for its employees, which includes comprehensive medical, vision, and dental health insurance plans. The city's human resources department is proactive in reviewing its annual benefits plan and routinely makes changes that best serve the city and its employees. City employees receive some of the best benefits in the state.

Other Benefits:
  • T.C.R.S. Retirement
  • Yearly Cost of Living Raise
  • Yearly Merit Bonus
  • Yearly Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Take-Home Car Program w/ Patrol Coverage Enhancement Program (off-duty personal use in city limits)
  • All basic equipment & firearms provided

The City of Mt. Juliet is an equal opportunity and "at-will" employer, and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, the presence of medical condition, or any other legally protected status. 

​Qualifications


  1. Must be 21 Years of age
  2. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  3. Must be a U.S. Citizen
  4. Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude as the term is defined by law, and not having been released or discharged other than honorable conditions from any of the U.S. Armed Forces
  5. Must have his or her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  6. Must pass a medical examination by a license physician
  7. Must pass a drug screen by a license physician
  8. Must have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation
  9. Must be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Third Edition (DSM-11) of the American Psychiatric Association, and must be certified as meeting the criteria by a qualified professional in psychiatric and psychological fields.
  10. Must complete a POST approved police academy with a satisfactory score in all fields (If hired as an uncertified, the department will send the new hire to an academy)
  11. Must possess a valid Tennessee drivers license

​Hiring Process


  1. Application Period
  2. Panel Interview
  3. Chief Interview
  4. Physical / Drug Screen
  5. Psychological Exam
  6. Background Check
  7. Conditional Offer