All applications for city employees are accepted through the City of Clinton Personnel Department. Applicants must be 21 years old, have a high school education (a college degree is preferred but not required), and be of good moral character.
Applicants will undergo a thorough background check, physical fitness test, polygraph, psychological examination, and appear before a thorough interview board.
If an applicant makes it through these steps they may be offered a job as a police officer. At that point new officers will be sent to the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy for 10 weeks of training. Clinton Police Department recruits typically graduate in the top 10% of their academy class.