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Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Hoover Police Department, where you can be part of an organization dedicated to providing the Hoover community with the best in law enforcement.  This is reflected in the Department’s objectives, policies, procedures and training.  Every day, we’re focused on building a crime-fighting partnership with the community, and developing our own promise and potential as a department.  Right now is a great time for you to learn about an exciting career in law enforcement with the Hoover Police Department.

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Detective Chris Hunter
(205) 739-7242
Officer Justin Cole
(205) 739-7176


Message from the Chief

I joined the department more than 30 years ago as a recruit and have enjoyed getting to know residents and working with communities. For Hoover to be the safest city it can be, the Police Department is seeking the best, brightest, most highly trained and motivated recruits to join a police department that is as committed as I am to creating safe and strong neighborhoods.

What does it take to be a member of this team?  It takes people with integrity, discipline and drive.  It takes people who enjoy working with others in all types of settings and circumstances.  It takes people who are true problem-solvers, people who really want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Hoover Police Department offers a great starting salary and benefits and has opportunities for advancement through our competitive promotional process. If you choose the Hoover Police Department, you will learn hands-on from some of the best public safety professionals in the country and get a chance to make a difference in the community we serve. Apply today to be a Hoover Police Officer and join the ranks of the finest police department in the nation.

Nicholas C. Derzis
Chief of Police

The Hoover Police Department is hiring Police Officers! Applications are being accepted now for the following positions. Applications may be filed online at Good luck!
Detention Officer Hiring

Detention Officer (Part-Time)
$15.08 /HR
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
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Detention Officer Hiring
Police Officer
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
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Officer of the Month

Zero Tolerance for I 459/ I65 - This article was added on Sunday, June 29, 2014
Hoover PD will be stepping up enforcement on I 459 and I 65. (full story)

ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED! - This article was added on Friday, April 25, 2014
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Protect Your Lawn Equipment! - This article was added on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Now that the weather is warming up, Hoover and surrounding agencies have seen an increase in the number of lawn equipment thefts. (full story)

Meet Your Hoover K9s: TANK - This article was added on Monday, April 14, 2014
This is post number two of seven, which feature the Hoover Police K9s. (full story)

Household Hazardous Waste Day - This article was added on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Hoover's Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held Saturday April 26th from 8am til Noon. (full story)

Meet your Hoover K-9s! - This article was added on Monday, April 07, 2014

Kayla is an 11 year old Belgian Malinois.  She is about 65 pounds and partners with Officer John Massey.

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SAFETY/SCAM ALERT! - This article was added on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Suspects are posing as Water Company (Utility Company) workers (full story)

Help Us Identify These Suspects! - This article was added on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Hoover PD needs your help in identifying these two males. (full story)

Off Duty Officers
For current hiring information please contact Sergeant Ken Gregory at (205) 444-7700.

Click Here for a list of sex offenders living in the Hoover community!

Hoover Police Department has partnered with Leadership Shelby County to co-create a "Prescription Addiction Prevention" program. This program will assist in providing the public specific information regarding this growing threat within our communities. More Info. >


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