RPD looking for officers

The Russellville Police Department is looking for several dedicated citizens who are interested in serving their community through a career as a police officer.

Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said the department currently has three openings for a patrol officer and one opening for a dispatcher.

Hargett said they were looking for self-motivated people with a great work ethic and a commitment to integrity, discipline and honesty.

“Being a police officer isn’t just a job – it’s a career,” Hargett said.

“This is not something you go into for the money. This is something you go into to make a difference.”

Hargett said he began his career in law enforcement when he was 23 years old and has never looked back.

“Being in law enforcement has been fulfilling for me personally because you can actually see how you are making a difference in people’s lives,” he said.

“You can see the people you have helped, the situations you have helped resolve, the justice you have helped to serve, and the safer community you have helped to create.”

Hargett said anyone can apply for these positions and no formal training beforehand is required.

“If someone isn’t already APOST certified, there will be a physical fitness test that will have to be completed,” Hargett said.

“This is a demanding job physically, and we need to make sure all of our officers meet certain requirements.”

Applications for these positions can be picked up at the Russellville City Hall or the Russellville Police Department. All applications must be mailed (not dropped off) and must be postmarked no later than May 10.

Applications should be sent to the Russellville Civil Service Board at P.O. Box 308, Russellville, AL 35653.

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests

Galleries

Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville

News

Get free weather radio at VFDs

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders

Features

Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown

News

Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC

News

RCS BOE announces new superintendent  

News

Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive

News

PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: VFW Post 5184 – ‘No One Does More For Veterans’

Features

Supporting students’ futures

Features

Red Bay Garden Club discusses amaryllis planting

Franklin County

UA announces local students for fall 2023 President’s, Dean’s, graduation lists

News

School news

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Troy Oliver

Franklin County

Appropriations bill passes, allots more than $3 million for new Russellville library/multipurpose center 

Franklin County

Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association names Cattleman of the Year 

x