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WDPS Employment Opportunity

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The Waverly Department of Public Safety-Police and Fire is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Officer (Police Officer).  The Department of Public Safety is a 24 hour full service Police and Fire Department.  Because of the unique mission of the department, Public Safety Officers are required to perform both law enforcement and firefighting duties.  All Public Safety Officers are required to complete the Basic Police Academy and Basic Fire Academy.  Public Safety Officers are required to work shift work and are on call 24/7.

The application process includes a physical ability test, written police entry exam, oral interview panel and extensive background check.  Successful candidates will undergo drug screening, physical and psychological exams.  Details of the process will be provided to applicants.

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a high school graduate or possess equivalence;
  • Have a valid TN driver’s license;
  • Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor and other alcoholic beverages or controlled substances;
  • Not have been released or discharged under other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States;
  • Have good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation

Application packets can be picked up at the Waverly Police Department or downloaded at

Applications will be accepted through Noon on Monday, October 6, 2014. 

Submit application packet, cover letter and resume via mail or in person to:

Chief of Public Safety

103 East Main St.

Waverly, TN 37185

Questions concerning the application process, compensation and benefits package may be addressed to either Captain Devin Elliott or Chief Grant Gillespie at 931-296-4300.

The City of Waverly is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is a drug-free workplace.






Instructions for Applying for the Position of Public Safety Officer:


All materials returned to the department are checked for completeness, neatness, and accuracy.  Applicants should complete all areas of the application, and should clearly print or type the application.  Incomplete or illegible applications may be rejected.


Prior to the deadline, each applicant should submit:


  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current Resume’
  3. Employment Application


The application can be picked up at the Police Department during regular business hours or downloaded from our website at (Look on the Information tab)


The application packet should be delivered to the Police Department no later than the deadline listed on the announcement (Monday, October 6, 2014):


Chief of Public Safety
Waverly Department of Public Safety
103 East Main St
Waverly, TN 37185


Applicants should not submit training certificates, diplomas, transcripts, birth certificates, etc with the application.  These types of documents may be requested later during the background investigation process.


Applicants who have previously applied for employment should re-apply.


The Hiring Process:


Failure to complete or pass any portion of the hiring process will result in dis-qualification. 


Following the initial screening of applications, selected applicants will be notified as the testing process continues, of the dates of the Physical Ability Test, Written Exam, and Oral Interview Board.  The background investigation begins with the initial application, and applicants may be asked to complete a Personal History Statement which includes detailed background information.


Successful candidates who are made a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a physical exam, drug screening, and psychological exam.




Waverly Dept. of Public Safety

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