Recruitment

The Lebanon Police Department strives to recruit qualified candidates for employment. We seek and encourage diversity in our employees. Recruitment personnel participate in job fairs, career days, career lectures, and ride along programs. In addition, we sponsor Cumberland University’s Criminal Justice Internship Program, in which enrolled students must complete a 100-hour practicum. Applications for employment for the Lebanon Police Department are submitted electronically through the City’s webpage. Employment opportunities can be viewed here: http://www.lebanontn.org/503/Current-Job-Openings

Sworn Personnel Selection Process

  1. Steps in the selection process:
    1. Electronic Application Submittal
    2. Physical Agility Test
    3. Written Examination
    4. Oral Interview Board
    5. Background Investigation
    6. Physical, psychological, and drug screen (upon offer of employment)
  2. Expected Duration: This process may take between 45-60 days from initial application submittal to final selection.
  3. Testing Process/Scored Components: The selection process consists of a physical agility test, written examination, and oral interview. At the completion of the testing and interview process, a list of eligible candidates will be reviewed by the Chief’s Selection Board and the Chief of Police, for final selection

Civilian Personnel Selection Process

  1. Steps in the selection process:
    1. Electronic Application Submittal
    2. Oral Interview Board
    3. Background investigation
    4. Physical and drug screen. Communications candidates will be required to take a psychological exam (upon offer of employment)
  2. Expected Duration: This process may take between 30-45 days from initial application submittal to final selection.
  3. Scored Components: The selection process consists of an oral interview along with a review of the submitted application. A list of eligible candidates will be reviewed by the Chief’s Selection Board and the Chief of Police, for final selection

To qualify you must be:

  • In good health
  • A high school graduate
  • At least 18 years of age for Civilian Personnel
  • At least 21 years of age for Sworn Personnel
  • Of good moral character
  • Free from any felony convictions

Those interested in a career with the Lebanon Police Department can contact the City of Lebanon Human Resources Department at: 615-443-2809, or the Public Information Office at 615-453-4398.