Join Mt. Juliet PD

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that is always searching for highly qualified, highly motivated employees who care about serving their community with compassion, pride, and professionalism. The department has many great opportunities for those wishing to work in a great city with a supportive community.

Affordable, clean, well-governed, and prosperous, Mt. Juliet has seen exponential population and business growth over the last decade, with over 42,000+ residents who call Mt. Juliet home. We are a quickly growing, ever-expanding police department that is a leader among police agencies in Middle Tennessee. Please continue reading below to learn more about what our department offers.

Full-Time Position Recruiting & Training

The department and City Human Resources manage all facets of the hiring process for sworn and non-sworn personnel. Please review all the information provided below for information about the hiring process.

Full-Time Salary & Benefits

Police officers top out at $70,652, and dispatchers top out at $58,657. Staff progresses through the pay steps at 6 months, 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, and top out at the 5 year mark. However, with 3+ years level of experience, Police Officers and Dispatchers can start at Step 5. Police officers also receive state-supplemented in-service pay ($800) per year, and all employees receive longevity pay after 5 years of service. The City of Mt. Juliet offers numerous employee benefits, including comprehensive medical, vision, and dental health insurance plans. The city's human resources department proactively reviews its annual benefits plan and routinely makes changes that best serve the city and its employees. City employees receive some of the best benefits in the state.

Experience Pay

Certified police officers and dispatchers with 3+ of experience start at Step 5 in the payscale.

Police Officer Payscale



Base Yearly Salary


1 $22.75 $49,686 New Hire
2 $23.31 $50,909 6 Months
3 $24.01 $52,438 Year 1
4 $25.21 $55,059 Year 2
5 $27.11 $59,208 Year 3 or Starting Salary with 3+ Years of Experience
6 $29.41 $64,231 Year 4 or Year 1 with 3+ Years of Experience
7 $32.35 $70,652 Year 5 or Year 2 with 3+ Years of Experience

Dispatcher Payscale



Base Yearly Salary


1 $19.83 $41,246 New Hire
2 $20.32 $42,266 6 Months
3 $20.93 $43,534 Year 1
4 $21.98 $45,718 Year 2
5 $23.63 $49,150 Year 3 or Starting Salary with 3+ Years of Experience
6 $25.64 $53,331 Year 4 or Year 1 with 3+ Years of Experience
7 $28.20 $58,656 Year 5 or Year 2 with 3+ Years of Experience

Patrol Shift Structure

  • 12-Hour Shift
  • 84 hours a pay period (2 weeks)
  • Set Shift (Day: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Night: 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
  • Rotating days off (off every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Week One: Work Monday & Tuesday, Off Wednesday & Thursday, Work Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
    • Week Two: Off Monday & Tuesday, Work Wednesday & Thursday, Off Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Dispatch Shift Structure

  • 8-Hour Shift
  • 80 hours a pay period (2 weeks)
  • Set Shift (Day: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Night: 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.)
  • Set days off

New Police Headquarters Breaking Ground Summer 2023

Building 1

State-of-the-Art Patrol Equipment

  • Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicles, with Strong Replacement Plans, equipped with the best technology and safety features
  • Outer-Carrier Vests
  • Utility BodyWorn and In-Car Camera System
  • Live GPS location tracking for officers (through BodyWorn cam) and vehicles (through Whelen Cloud smart system)
  • Strong investment into less-than-lethal options, with Taser 7s, BolaWraps, 40mm Foam Launchers, and Ballistic Shields available to patrol staff
  • P25 Motorola radio interoperable communications system on the Metro-Nashville and Statewide radio systems.
  • Advanced Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS) with in-car computers and handheld smart devices

Other Benefits

  • 100% City-Funded T.C.R.S. Retirement
  • Yearly Cost of Living Raise
  • Yearly Merit Bonus (FY 23/24 bonus is 2% of Salary)
  • Yearly Uniform Maintenance Allowance ($1,000 for police officer, $600 for dispatcher)
  • Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Strong Community Support
  • Co-Responder Mental Health Specialist on Staff
  • Family Environment
  • Robust Training Program
  • Non-vulgar Tattoos Allowed and Beards Permitted through fundraiser program
  • Court Liaison Program (much less time spent in court) 
  • Take-Home Car Program w/ Patrol Coverage Enhancement Program (police officer, off-duty personal use in city limits)
  • All basic equipment, handgun, and rifle provided (police officer)

The City of Mt. Juliet is an equal opportunity and "at-will" employer. It considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, the presence of medical condition, or any other legally protected status. 


  1. Must be 21 Years of age (18 years of age for dispatcher)
  2. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  3. Must be a U.S. Citizen
  4. Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude as the term is defined by law and not have been released or discharged other than honorable conditions from any of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  5. Must have his or her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  6. Must pass a medical examination by a licensed physician
  7. Must pass a drug screen by a licensed physician
  8. Must have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation
  9. Must be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Third Edition (DSM-11) of the American Psychiatric Association, and must be certified as meeting the criteria by a qualified professional in psychiatric and psychological fields.
  10. Must complete a POST-approved police academy with a satisfactory score in all fields (police officer, If hired as an uncertified, the department will send the new hire to an academy)
  11. Must possess a valid Tennessee driver's license

Hiring Process

  1. Application Period
  2. Panel Interview
  3. Chief Interview
  4. Physical / Drug Screen
  5. Psychological Exam
  6. Background Check
  7. Conditional Offer
Hiring Police Officers