by / Monday, 23 May 2016 / Published in News & Hot Topics

The city of Hattiesburg is seeking qualified persons to become police officers.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application.
  2. Be a United States citizen.
  3. Must have a High School Diploma or GED (college degree is preferred).
  4. Have no felony arrests or other serious criminal background.
  5. Reside within ten (10) miles of Hattiesburg city limits or relocate within six (6) months of employment.
  6. Possess a valid driver’s license.
  7. Be a registered voter in his/her current county/city of residence.
  8. Be of good moral character


Candidates in the Police Academy will be paid while they are in the academy at an hourly rate of pay equal to $25,000/yr. with a change of salary effective upon graduation.


After successful Academy completion, Entry Level Officers receive: $35,000/yr – without college degree; $36,000/yr – AA Degree; $37,000/yr – BA Degree; $38,000/yr – Master’s degree.


Applications are being accepted from May 23, 2016 8:00 a.m. through July 26, 2016 5:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Department, 200 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg MS or applicants may go online to apply at


The Civil Service Exam will be offered only on the following date and time at the Hattiesburg Police and Fire Training Academy (53 Academy Drive, Hattiesburg, MS) – Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00am. You must have your application in at City Hall prior to the deadline in order to take the Civil Service Exam.


*This is to establish an eligibility list only.


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