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There are numerous resources on the Internet for employment opportunities in the field of criminal justice. A few links to these resources are provided below. Please be aware that these links will open new pages outside of the JSU domain. Neither the Department of Criminal Justice nor JSU controls or specifically endorses any information found on these sites.

In addition, from time to time the Department of Criminal Justice receives announcements of job openings related to the criminal justice field. These are listed under the Internet related sites. Due to time and space constraints, only basic information about these jobs will be presented. Please contact the hiring agency for further information. Once again, neither the Criminal Justice Department nor JSU specifically endorses any of the agencies listed.

This webpage is provided for informational purposes only.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Chronicle of Higher Education
(job search engine)


Law Enforcement Jobs

(a general information site with employment links)


In-State Opportunities

Gulf Shores Police Department

The City of Gulf Shores is looking to fill the position of Patrol Officer and the position of Detention Officer.  The Police Department is also developing a roster of qualified candidates for future positions within the Department.  We are located in South Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico.  When fully staffed, our department consists of 47 sworn officers.  We offer various assignments within our agency to include: Patrol, Investigations, K-9, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Narcotics, SWAT, Marine Division/Search and Recovery Dive Team, Beach/Bike Patrol and Honor Guard.

Applications are available at

Must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a physical agility test.  The Physical Agility test consists of: 1.5 mile run to be completed within 15 minutes 28 seconds, 25 sit ups to be completed within one minute, 22 pushups to be completed within one minute and an untimed 300 meter nonstop swim.

State of Alabama - Probation and Parole Officer

Probation and Parole Officer is a permanent, full-time position with the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Positions are located across the state. Work includes conducting pre-parole investigations for a parole board and pre-sentence investigations for courts with probationary power.  Click HERE for a full job description.  Positions are available in Anniston, AL.

Click HERE for an application from the State of Alabama

Anniston Police Department

APD is looking for qualified candidates for Police Officer.

You can download the application and background packet from the attached link.

Birmingham Police Department

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is encouraging the most highly qualified men and women to apply to join our team, the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Alabama. The BPD is seeking ambitious applicants with a desire to build a worthwhile career in a professional law enforcement organization. Our goal is to have a workforce which reflects the diversity found in the communities we serve. The BPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reducing crime, treating the public with respect and compassion, and holding ourselves accountable for our performances.

Decatur Police Department

Being a police officer with the Decatur Police Department is challenging and rewarding. Working in a town of approximately 60,000, our officers have two distinct advantages. Officers are able to get to know the people in the communities they serve; the ratio of officers to civilians is about 1 to 454. With approximately 130 officers and more than 10 specialty areas, the Decatur Police Department is a great size to provide officers with excellent opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Our philosophy is to make Decatur a safe place to live and as a result, Decatur’s crime rate is remarkably low. Our officers work hard to develop relationships in the neighborhoods and schools so that we can prevent crimes before they happen. Our officers individually are involved in many ways throughout the community. In addition, the department participates in statewide sponsorship programs for the Special Olympics, including the COPS on Top fund-raising event and Torch Run.

The Decatur PD believes strongly in using technological advancements for better and safer policing. The Chief and his team continually evaluate and implement programs, tools, and training that make our officers more efficient and keep both citizens and officers safer.

Click HERE for Information about the application process

Out-of-State Opportunities

State of Georgia - Department of Community Supervision

The Department of Community Supervision (DCS) was created by HB310 in the 2015 Legislative Session.  As part of the executive branch of Georgia's government, the Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is responsible for the supervision of approximately 180,000 adult felony offenders and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders. It is our mission to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities, while providing opportunities for successful outcomes.

The Field Operations Division serves as an integral part of the Department of Community Supervision by providing supervision to offenders placed under probation supervision by the Superior Courts, offenders granted parole by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, or certain juvenile offenders adjudicated for Class A or B felonies. We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Community Supervision Officer that will become a part of the Field Operations team.

Click HERE for a listing of the positions and to fill out an application


The Cobb County Police Department is a CALEA accredited and nationally recognized full service law enforcement agency, with an authorized strength of 690 sworn officers, located in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We are excited about the future of our department as we prepare to welcome the Atlanta Braves to our community. In response to the recent expansion of our workforce, we are looking for highly motivated, hard working, and ethical men and women interested in joining our police department.
35 Positions available - Salary: $38,355.20 to $60,278.40 per year

For more information and to Apply Click HERE

IRVING (Texas) Police Department

The Irving Police Department has more than 340 officers and consists of two stations, a family advocacy center, a police athletic league and a full-service police academy. Irving is home to more than 30,000 residents and offers a competitive salary and benefits package that boasts a cost of living below the national average.  This progressive agency provides a variety of opportunities for career enhancement and promotion. Check out a printable flyer HERE

Civil Service Testing Date
April 1, 2017 at 8 a.m.
MacArthur High School
3700 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062.

To register, submit the Preliminary Information Form online at
Must register for guaranteed admittance.  Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.

For more information, call (972) 721-3795 or email


The DART Police force was established in 1989 as part of the transit agency's mission to operate a safe system. DART Police officers are licensed peace officers of the State of Texas who have all the rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of any other peace officer in the state of Texas while on the property under the control of DART or in the actual course and scope of the officer's employment.  As one of the largest police departments in North Texas, DART Police offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, a variety of special assignments, high quality training, and more.  For a printable flyer click HERE


The Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS) is pleased to
announce the hiring of entry-level Federal Air Marshals SV-1801-G.

Directions on how to apply, duties, core competencies, qualifications requirements, and other
specifics regarding these vacancy announcements are accessible by clicking the below links or by
visiting the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS site at  For
additional information regarding these vacancy announcements, text “FAMS” to 95495 or call
Link to Job Description and Details!

Updated: 02-15-2017

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