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Hartselle Enquirer
Photo by Rett Russell   A drone photo shows the Hartselle Police Department on Chestnut Street.  

Hartselle Police Department looks to fill six positions  

The Hartselle Police Department is looking to add to its ranks, and is currently accepting applications in person and online for those qualified.  

Currently, the department has three open positions due to retirements in the past year according to Lt. Alan McDearmond, and another is expected in 2023.  

The population of the City of Hartselle increased from 14,255 to 15,455 in the past decade – an 8.4 percent growth – according to 2020 Census data. McDearmond said making sure the police department is fully staffed, and grows along with the population it serves, is paramount to maintaining Hartselle’s way of life.  

Interested parties are asked to fill out a written application and submit a current Basic Ability Test (BAT) assessment or DD214 for those who have served in the military. 

A two-phase physical agility test, that includes tests of pushing, climbing, window entry, push-ups, sit-ups and running is a part of the hiring process. Applicants will also complete an interview, polygraph test, drug test and background check. 

For McDearmond, a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, nothing beats the pride taken from protecting and serving his community every day. Other benefits of the job include paid vacation, holiday and sick time, health and dental insurance, life insurance and state retirement. 

Apply in person at the Hartselle Municipal Building located 611 Chestnut St. NW Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or online at www.joinhartsellepd.com  

For more information, contact McDearmond at 256-751-4917 or amcdearmond@hartselle.org.