KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Looking to Immediately Fill Openings for Corrections Officer

Kingsport Police Department

DalePhipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Looking to Immediately Fill Openings for Corrections Officer
DATE: February 6, 2023
The Kingsport Police Department is looking to immediately fill openings for the position of Corrections Officer in the Kingsport City Jail. A career as a Corrections Officer can be extremely rewarding in its own right, but it can also provide outstanding experience to serve as an excellent stepping stone to a career as a Police Officer.

Individuals 18 years of age or older who are interested in a criminal justice career are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

Please note that due to Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) regulations, there are separate job postings for male and female applicants, but BOTH are currently open. Applications are accepted year-round as long as openings exist.

The salary for a Kingsport Police Department Corrections Officer has recently been increased and starts at $15.37 per hour or $31,969 per year. All uniforms, equipment, and training are provided at no cost to the employee.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; as well as education tuition and fitness membership reimbursements.

Effective January 1, 2023 the City of Kingsport has returned to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) for the retirement plan of all new employees. The new retirement plan is the TCRS Hybrid Plan consisting of both a Defined Benefit (Pension) and a Defined Contribution (401), plus an optional 457 fund.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding the Corrections Officer position, please call the K.P.D. Jail Administrator at 423-229-9424.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)


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