Benefits & Wages
Chief of Police
Employee Spotlight

When openings occur, positions are advertised and the hiring process is begun. We usually hire certified police officers, either from in state or out of state. From time to time, we do advertise for rookie officers with no experience. That decision, made by the police chief, is based on department needs and is stipulated in the advertisement.

For certified officers, after the application period is closed, applications are closely considered and a roster of qualified applicants is established and processed. Processing includes a criminal history check, driving history check, written exam, oral board in front of the command staff, in-depth background check, polygraph exam, executive interview with the police chief, city-level background check, drug screening and medical exam. If the position(s) is not filled, then we continue this process with the next group of applicants until the position(s) is filled or until the roster is exhausted. We enjoy the employment of high-quality and talented police officers due to our stringent hiring and selection process. It is difficult to hire on with us and we make no apologies for that. We are very blessed to have the police family we do and look forward to new members.

If the applicant is a rookie applicant, they can expect a PT test (APOST Standards) and a psychological examination added to this process. This hiring process usually takes one to two months, depending on certification. We do try to accomplish as much of the process as possible in one to two visits for our applicants traveling great distances. We have hired sharp police officers from all over the nation to join our police force. We look forward to meeting each applicant during this process. To check for open positions, please visit our career portal.

Foley Police Department Patrol Division

Patrol Officers (Sworn & Non-Sworn) 21 years of age or older

Pay Range: $46,528 – $69,793

Higher starting pay for experienced officers

Signing bonuses and Take-Home Cars available

In addition to four patrol shifts, upon successful completion of the nine month probationary period, we offer various assignments within our agency to include the Professional Development Unit, Bike Unit, K-9 Squad, Special Response Team, Community Services Unit, Police Fusion Center, Code Enforcement Unit, School Resource Officer Program, Accident Investigations Unit, Intelligence Unit and Detective Unit. There must be a vacancy in one of these assignments to be transferred.


Foley Police Department Patrol Officer Hiring Process:

  1. Apply online
  2. If applicant qualifies, he/she is invited to Prospect Day
  3. This is for non-sworn officers only – physical agility test which consists of timed push-ups, timed sit-ups, a timed 1.5 mile run, and completion of an obstacle course in 90 seconds
  4. Applicant appears at the Justice Center to submit the completed pre-employment questionnaire and is then interviewed by a detective on the answers in the questionnaire
  5. If applicant passes the background interview, then a written test is administered, which is a pass/fail exam of 70% or better
  6. If applicant passes the written exam, he/she is assigned an oral board time for that same day or another pre-determined date
  7. If the applicant receives an oral board score above the cut off , a background investigation is started
  8. If applicant passes the background investigation, he/she is called in for a polygraph
  9. If applicant passes the polygraph and is approved by the polygrapher, the applicant then goes before the police chief for an executive interview and receives an offer of employment contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screen and physical


Patrol Officer Training Upon Start Date:


  1. Orientation / Benefits Day / Meet the Chief
  2. Uniform and Equipment Issued
  3. Fingerprints and CJIS Training
  4. Swearing in ceremony
  5. Taser and OC Training / Exposure (If not certified)
  6. APOST pistol qualification (Minimum score of 70)
  7. Verbal De-escalation Training
  8. Two Week Lateral Academy (If transferring from another state)
  9. Field Training (40 Days)
  10. Shift assignment upon completion of Field Training


  1. Orientation / Benefits Day / Meet the Chief
  2. Academy packet completion within 10 days of hire date
  3. Uniform and Equipment Issued
  4. Fingerprints and CJIS Training
  5. Swearing in ceremony
  6. Taser and OC Training / Exposure (Mandatory)
  7. APOST pistol qualification (Minimum score of 70)
  8. Verbal De-escalation Training
  9. 13-week APOST Academy (Selma)
  10. Field Training (50 Days)
  11. Shift assignment upon completion of Field Training