Police Officer

 Applications for the next City of Hattiesburg Police Academy will be accepted October 23, 2017 through January 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

 Upon application completion, you are scheduled to take the Civil Service Exam on: 


                                    Saturday, January 20, 2018.


                                    Hattiesburg Police & Fire Training Academy

                                    53 Academy Drive, Hattiesburg MS




  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a high school diploma (a college degree is preferred)
  • Have no felony arrests or other serious criminal background
  • Reside within ten (10) miles of Hattiesburg city limits or relocate within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be a registered voter in his/her current county/city of residence
  • Be of good moral character


The starting salary for a Hattiesburg Police Officer is between $35,000/yr and $38,000/yr depending on your education.  As a Recruit in the Academy you will receive a salary of $25,000/yr.  Your salary will be adjusted upon graduation from the academy.