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Perform routine patrol, preliminary investigations and traffic control duties in a designated area on an assigned shift. Work may be performed in cruiser cars, patrol boats, on motorcycles or on foot. Police officers may also be assigned to perform specialized duties in support of specific units or sections. Work may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Specific work assignments are made by a Police Sergeant or other superior and work methods and results are checked through personal inspections, review of reports and discussions.
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First Step in Application Process: Applicants must pass the Physical Agility/Ability Test. Testing dates are provided on the Mobile PD Recruiting Facebook page,
If you have any questions regarding the application process, send a message to the recruiter on the Mobile PD Recruiting Facebook page or call the Police Academy at 208-2720.

About City of Mobile Police Department (Police Academy)

Be a guardian of your community -- a calling for the good in you. Become a Mobile police officer.
Pride and camaraderie are two of the first things new police officers report when asked about their work at the Mobile Police Department. Mobile police officers are united by their mission to make Mobile the safest city in America with respect for everyone. They take pride in serving all citizens of Mobile with fair and equal law enforcement. Their work ranges from intelligence gathering, arrest of dangerous criminals to helping students avoid involvement with illegal drugs. Everything they do is important and a reflection on the Mobile Police Department and the City of Mobile. For the past 2 ½ years they have participated in unprecedented changes that are making the Mobile Police Department one of the most progressive police forces in the nation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Patrols in a designated area of the City on foot, in a patrol boat, on a radio-equipped motorcycle, or in an audio-equipped car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.

Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies, neighborhood disturbances and other misdemeanors and felonies.

Secures the scene of crime, obtains witnesses and makes arrests.

Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and citations made.

Administers first aid at the scene of automobile accidents.

Interviews witnesses, gathers information and prepares detailed reports.

Interviews persons with complaints and inquiries and attempts to make proper disposition or direct them to proper authorities.

Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public.

Attends regular training classes in police methods, first aid, target practice and related subjects.

Keeps informed with respect to persons of known bad character and places of questionable legality within an assigned area.

Transfers prisoners.

Serves warrants, subpoenas and other legal notices.

Operates radar unit in enforcing traffic laws.

Issues traffic citations.

Fills out traffic accident and criminal offense reports.

Escorts funerals, wide loads and mobile homes.

Assists in the docket room or in the court.

Gathers statistics on accidents and violations.

When assigned to the juvenile division, works with delinquency problems.

Performs related work as required.