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Glencoe Police Department is accepting applications

July 28, 2021

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The City of Glencoe Police Department is accepting applications for the position of

- Full-Time Police Officer Applicants for the position of police officer must:

* Be at least 19 years of age; * Be a United States citizen; * Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have obtained a GED; * Not have been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor which precludes you from possessing a firearm; * Must be able to meet the new education requirement listed below: In partnership with the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) has adopted the ACT WorkKeys Assessment as the official Basic Ability Test (BAT) for all applicants for Law Enforcement Officer employment and certification. This requirement became effective July 1, 2017.

In addition to possession of a valid high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, the BAT is required of all applicants, excepting those applicants who have been previously APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of their Certification, or, those applicants possessing an earned Associate's Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent. Individuals who do not possess a valid ACT WorkKeys Assessment (BAT) may test at any Alabama Community College within the State. Applicants may contact the community college nearest their location for scheduling and other related information. The three components of the WorkKeys Assessment and the passing scores for applicants are as follows: (1) Reading (Workplace Documents), pass score 4, (2) Locating Information (Graphic Literacy), pass score 4, and (3) Applied Mathematics, pass score 3.

An ACT WorkKeys Assessment practice test can be purchased. A fee of $45, payable to the community college, is required prior to testing. Should an applicant fail any segment of the test, the applicant is allowed to re-take that segment for an additional fee of $15 per segment. After your application is submitted, all applicants who are not APOSTC certified must complete the Physical Agility/Physical Fitness test which consists of the following:

The Physical Agility Test requires that within 90 seconds, the applicant:
1. Pushes a standard patrol vehicle, in neutral, a distance of 15 feet;
2. Runs a short distance and climb over a six-foot wall or chain link fence;
3. Runs a short distance to an obstacle similar to a small window and crawls through the window;
4. Runs a short distance to a balance beam mounted approximately one foot off the ground, balancing on the beam and walk the length of the balance beam (fifteen feet);
5. Runs a short distance and drags a 165-pound dummy a distance of 15 feet
There is a 90 second time limit for completing the Physical Agility Test.