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 ( 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 a high school diploma or GED must complete an ACT Workeys Assemment (BAT) Exam.  The BAT Exam is offered at any Community College in Alabama.    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


         Medical, Dental, and Vision are available

          Life Insurance

          State Retirement

          Take Home Car Program


All uniforms and equipment; including take home vehicle, duty gear, service weapons, and body armor 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, 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

         Physical Fitness Testing

         Written Examination

         Oral Board Interview

         Polygraph Examination

         Medical 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 thirteen weeks 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 13 weeks is spent working with a Field Training Officer.