Career Openings

Chief Of Police - Johnson, AR

Salary Range: $65, 000 – $75, 000 annual

The City of Johnson, Arkansas is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. This management position requires a dedicated, self-motivated person with strong personnel management skill and experience. The ideal candidate must be able to identify and develop unique solutions to address problems as they arise, perform administrative duties and work in the field. The position requirements are:

20 years LE experience      OR      10 years LE experience with BA/BS
10 years of Patrol Supervision     OR     5 years of Patrol Supervision
3 years of Administrative experience      OR      preference of 3 years Administrative experience

Extensive background check, credit check, and drug screening is required before hire
The position starting range is $65,000 – $75,000 commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package of paid retirement, paid health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Applications and job descriptions may be obtained in person at Johnson City Hall, located at 2904 Main Drive in Johnson from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday or .

Please attach a resume or CV to your application when submitting. The City of Johnson is an EOE and a drug-free workplace.

How to start your career in law enforcement

Your local Police Department is constantly looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals to join their ranks, and become part of the force for positive change in our local communities.  Before you apply make sure you can meet the hiring requirements as defined by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

To be eligible for hiring consideration, Arkansas police officer candidates must:

  • Be a US citizen by birth or through naturalization
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
  • Hold a valid driver’s license

Required Examinations

There are a number of examinations that prospective Arkansas cops must successfully complete before, during, and after training. Before entering a training academy, candidates must complete:

  • A medical exam proving physical fitness in accordance with state standards for officers
  • A psychological exam completed by an Arkansas licensed psychiatrist or psychologist

Background Clearance

Due to their responsibilities to the public, police officers must have clean criminal records. In Arkansas, a prospective police officer may not have a felony record. The background checks for prospective officers are comprehensive and include:

  • A state and national fingerprint criminal history check
  • A background investigation to establish good moral character
  • A personal interview with the hiring department

After a candidate officer has demonstrated that he or she meets the minimum requirements, the next step is to complete officer training at an approved training facility, such as the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA).

More information can be found at or contact your local police department.

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you!