Must be willing to work night, evening, and day shifts, holidays and be available for call in when needed. Must apply with department application. Application can be picked up at the Hope Police Department or printed from the city of Hope website : https://www.hopearkansas.net/files/documents/NewHireApplication1418040727021022PM.pdf

Preference given to Certified Police Officers

Recruits are required to attend a 13-week Basic Police Training Course at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. The academy training includes topics such as:

  • Accident investigation
  • Criminal law
  • Defensive tactics
  • Drug enforcement
  • Firearms training
  • Report writing
  • While at the academy, recruits are paid a full salary of a first year officer.


Under the general direction of the Patrol Sergeant, performs law enforcement and crime prevention services for the safety and protection of the life and property in the Hope, Arkansas community. Preserves peace, order, safety, arrests and problem resolution and educates the Hope, Arkansas community. Also performs investigative work in preparation for arrests and/or criminal prosecution. Law enforcement procedures, state and federal laws and department policy govern this position.

Routine Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Interprets and enforces municipal, state, and federal regulations, codes, laws, or ordinances, for the protection and education of citizens and visitors in all areas of the City of Hope, Arkansas.
  • Responds to immediate calls for services in the answering of complaints, including handling “walk in” complaints.
  • Conducts uniformed preventative patrols in a 24 hour a day, seven day a week environment.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and completes appropriate report, including, but not limited to: major crimes; traffic; theft; personal/familial and neighborhood disputes/assaults; intoxication; residential/commercial security alarms; etc.
  • Prepares and completes supplementary reports related to complaints and investigations.
  • Makes determination to arrest and processes arrested subject(s), which includes, but is not limited to: searching and/or seizing persons, vehicles, and/or property; collecting, preserving and processing evidence; interviewing victims/witnesses/suspects; transporting offenders; testifying in court proceeding; etc.
  • Identifies and corrects safety hazards around public roadways, including, by not limited to: accident investigations; assisting stalled motorists or disable vehicles; directing and controlling traffic; providing information on hazardous street conditions (e.g. non-working traffic signals, visibility during inclement weather, flooded roadways, etc.), impounding vehicles, checking vehicle registration, issues traffic citations, etc.
  • Acts as a partner with citizens, neighborhood groups, school systems, etc. in the resolution and identification of problems and /or for education etc., which may include, but is not limited to: referrals to other agencies; welfare checks; education on law enforcement and crime prevention related topics, assisting with animal control related calls, serving warrants, delivery of city council materials, etc.
  • Assists in emergency situation, including, but not limited to: responding to Fire and EMS calls; watching and reporting on potentially severe weather conditions, etc.
  • Inspects and maintains vehicle and all related law enforcement equipment.
  • May be assigned to specialized police responsibilities and/or units, such as, but not limited to: Accident Hit and Run Investigation; Field Training Officer; Community Relations Liaison, Firearms Instructor; Street Crimes Unit; and other assigned task force; Special Response Team (SRT); etc.
  • May provide direction and oversight to one or more Police Reserve Officer(s)
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offender and the investigation of offenses.
  • Receives, searches, books in, photographs and supervises prisoners.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies
  • Participates in and maintains continuing training and education in job related topics as required.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Must be a citizen of the United States.

· Must be 21 years of age

· Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

· The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.

· No felony convictions or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude

· Pass all hiring prerequisites, to include psychological, physical, and medical evaluations as required.

· Must be of good Moral character.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement.

· Knowledge of the criminal justice system.

· Knowledge of the principles of self-defense and the use of small arms.

· Ability to handle weapons and exercise self-defense.

· Ability to present testimony in a court of law.

· Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of the laws, rules, ordinances or regulations to specific situations.

· Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

· Ability to patrol assigned areas, conducts investigations, and enforce criminal and traffic laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $40,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hope, AR 71801: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: One location