Employment Opportunity/ Police Officer

The City of Sparta is accepting employment applications for the position of

Police Officer

Starting Pay 18.93/hour ($39,365/year)

 Paid Overtime (No Comp Time)

Paid Training

All Benefits begin after 90 days

  • Vacation accrues at 3.334 hours per month 
  • 8 Hours Sick Leave Per Month
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Birthday Leave
  • 2 personal days per year


The City of Sparta pays 100% of the following benefits for the employee

  • Health Insurance -with a $500 out of pocket
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • $50,0000 Life Insurance Policy for Employee
  • Family Insurance Plans are Available

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement Legacy Plan (City Contributes 13%) and 457/401K Retirement Plan Options

Uniforms and Equipment Provided

 Take home car policy to surrounding counties

Free YMCA membership

Beards allowed

Requirements Must be at least 18 years of age High school diploma or GED Valid TN driver’s license Must pass physical exam, drug test and psychological exam.

For applications go to or Sparta City Hall 6 Liberty Square, Sparta, TN 38583. For other information or questions contact Human Resources Lorie Jeffries at 931-836-3248.

It is the policy of the City of Sparta not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services and activities

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