Police Service Technician (P.S.T.)

MPD is NOW accepting applications for P.S.T.

 

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Whether you’ve just graduated from high school, returning to college, or thinking of changing careers, MPD has an excellent and rewarding Career Path to becoming a Law Enforcement Officer as a PST.

The PST program is designed for applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to apply as a Police Officer Recruit.
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REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR P.S.T.

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Eighteen (18) years of age
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license
  • Good driving record
  • Establish residency in Shelby County, TN within six months of hire date
  • Stable employment history and/or school attendance
  • Honorable discharge from Military, if applicable
  • No guilty felony convictions or charges relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, alcohol (liquor), or controlled substances
  • Exemplify good moral character, leadership skills, honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, and commitment to treat others with dignity and respect
  • No history of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol

 

PREPARATION FOR P.S.T. TESTING

 

DUTIES AS A P.S.T.

Your primary duties can vary from conducting minor accident investigations to assisting with traffic control at major city events as well as interacting with the public, while attending a tuition paid college.

First, you’ll attend a six week training course at the Memphis Police Academy where you will receive a salary and comprehensive training in:

  • City traffic laws
  • Police radio procedures
  • Basic lifesaving skills such as CPR and physical training
  • Traffic accident and non-moving violation investigation
  • High-tech equipment and procedure certification
  • Control and direct traffic
  • Respond to crash scenes
  • Issue citations for parking and crash violations
  • Assist in the identification and recovery of stolen vehicles
  • Report criminal behavior observed
  • Complete necessary reports
  • Testify in court
  • Assist the public

Upon graduation you will be assigned to the Traffic Division for field training and assigned a Field Training Officer (FTO).

 

PROGRESSION TO POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT

As a PST, you will attend a regionally accredited college, determined and paid by the City of Memphis, to earn a Criminal Justice Associate’s degree within three (3) years, to successfully transition from PST to Police Officer Recruit.

 

P.S.T. SALARY

Hourly   Bi-Weekly   Annually 
$12.83 $1026.62 $26,692.12