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Hiring Information and Process

The City of Sevierville Police Department is always seeking ethical, intelligent men and women to join our department.  If you have a good driving record; a personal and professional record showing sound judgement; a work history free of disciplinary issues, poor attendance and/or discharge; and no history of criminal involvement, then the SPD wants YOU!!! We are always accepting applications for Dispatcher and Police Officer year-round. Applications will be kept on file for up to 6 months. 

SPD Application for Employment

The selection process utilized by the City of Sevierville Police Department is thorough to ensure the best qualified candidates are selected. The following are the components of the selection process which must be completed by every applicant, or time which may be required to be completed by the department. Not all components are applicable to every position. The approximate amount of time required for each segment is also indicated. 

Filling out a City of Sevierville Application     1 hour
Written Examination      2 hours
Physical Agility Test 1 hour
Assessment Center Testing        8 hours
Background Investigation 30-45 hours
Medical Examination 2 hours
Drug Screening 1 hour
Psychological Screening 2 hours
Chief's Interview 1 hour


The entire process may take a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 weeks depending on an applicant’s background, number of applicants in the process, number of test slots, etc. All applicants are notified in writing of all scheduled procedures and examinations. Candidates can discuss their denial of employment at any time by making an appointment with the Chief of Police. To make appointment, call (865) 453 5506.

A job description will accompany any application sent or handed out. The successful candidate must be able to meet all of the required skills and abilities.

Hiring Process

  • Testing Date +

    The testing date, time and any additional information will be published in the Mountain Press and other forms of media. Read More
  • Initial Examinations +

    Written exam- A standardized written examination will be administered to each person who attends. Physical agility examination- (not applicable to Read More
  • Assessment Center +

    The top candidates who successfully pass the written examination and physical agility test will be notified and asked to return Read More
  • Management Interview and File Review +

    The top candidate(s) chosen from the assessment center will be asked to return for an oral interview with the Chief Read More
  • Background Investigation +

    A thorough background investigation will be initiated on all candidate(s) who have successfully completes all of the above steps. Sensitive Read More
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Contact Us

Barbara Parrish, SPD Administrative Assistant

300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865.868.1762

The City of Sevierville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class as identified under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, or on any basis protected by law.

The City is a Drug-Free Workplace, and all applicants are subject to a background check, driving history check, and drug testing in accordance with City policy.

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