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Can you see yourself behind the Paris Police Department badge. 

The Paris Police Department is always looking for motivated individuals to join our team. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and excellent professional development and career advancement opportunities. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate integrity, respect, and a commitment to community service. We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. If you are interested in joining our team, please pick up an application at the Paris Police Department or click the button below to print an application 

Paris Police Department Applicant Eligibility 


  • Be at least 21 years of age.



  • Be U.S. Citizen.


Criminal Conduct

  • Not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.

  • Not been convicted of a serious misdemeanor within 12 months prior to the application deadline date or during the hiring process.

  • Never been convicted of a felony

  • Not used or purchased any illegal drugs within twelve (12) months of the application filing deadline or at any point thereafter. Illegal drugs also include prescription drugs prescribed to someone other than the applicant, and for which the applicant does not have a prescription. (Prescription drugs, as used herein, are those drugs which have been classified as a scheduled drug by law or statue).


Driver’s License

  • Have a valid driver's license.



  • High School diploma, or GED certificate. 


Physical Requirements 

Five (5) physical agility tests will be given 

  • Bench Press (73% of body weight – conversion)

  • 18 Sit up Test (1 minute time limit)

  • 300 Meter Run in 65 SECS

  • 25 Push up Test (2 minute time limit)

  • 1.5 Mile Run in under 17:56


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All new uncertified officers must complete Basic Law Enforcment Training 

The Department of Criminal Justice Training Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy is a 20-week course. During the academy students will identify, discuss and demonstrate learning in many areas of performance.

These areas include:

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Physical Training

  • Vehicle Operations

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Criminal Law

  • Traffic and DUI

  • Firearms

  •  Investigations

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