Recruitment


The Enterprise Police Department is committed to hiring the "Best and the Brightest" police officer candidates.

 If you are considering a career in law enforcement with the Enterprise Police Department please visit The Department of Human Resources (www.enterpriseal.gov) for information concerning the application process.

General Requirements for Police Officer:

An applicant must be 21 years of age to apply. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving violence or moral turpitude. Applicants must possess a valid Alabama driver's license or be able to obtain one if license is issued by another state. Applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED.  Applicants with an online or home school diploma will not be accepted by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.  Applicants must meet all State of Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission requirements and the Enterprise Police Department Requirements.

Leave Time

 Vacation:  0-9 years of service - 80 hours per year

                  10+ years of service - 120 hours per year

 Sick:  accrued at the rate of 8 hours per month

Benefits

         Medical, Dental, and Vision are available

         Life Insurance

         State of Alabama Retirement

          Take Home Car Program

Equipment

All uniforms and accessories, including leather duty gear, service weapons, and bulletproof vest are furnished by the department. After the initial issue, you are allowed to order new uniforms and equipment on an as-needed basis.

 Duty Assignments

Upon graduation from the Academy, the recruits will be assigned to the Patrol Division.  The recruit will remain in Patrol the duration of the yearlong probationary period.  After the probationary period is over, the officer may apply for additional duty assignments, transfer, or promotion to one of the Department's career specialties such as:  Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Unit, School Resource Officer/DARE, Traffic Homicide Unit, and K9 Unit.

Hiring Process

         Written Exam

         Physical Fitness Screening:  Administered by the EPD

         Polygraph Examination

         Physical Examination

         Psychological Screening

         Background Investigation

Upon completion of this process, the Enterprise Police Department will send a Conditional Letter of Hire to qualified applicants. 

Police Academy

Applicants who are hired, will be sent to Basic Police Academy for three months of intense training.  Officers must successfully graduate the Academy in order to start their new career in Law Enforcement.

Physical Training (PT) Requirements

Physical training requires a great deal of physical strength and stamina.   The physical abilities test may include such tasks as:

         Scale 6ft fence

         Drag a 165lb dummy 5 yards

         Walk on a balance beam 5 yards

          Crawl through a 2 x 2 window opening

         Run 1 miles (within 15 min and 28 sec)

         Push a car 15ft

         Complete 25 sit-ups (within 1 minute)

         Complete 22 push-ups (within 1 minute)

Field Training Assignment

After successful completion of the Police Academy training, recruits are sworn in and assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) in the Patrol Division under the Field Training Program.  The Field Training Program is designed to produce a highly trained and motivated police officer.  This program links academy training with on the job training of a police officer in the field. A minimum 12 weeks is spent working with a Field Training Officer.