Friday, June 4, 2010

Help Wanted: June 4, 2010

Below are the current job openings at the Mobile County Personnel Board.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

“Cops on Top” to Benefit Special Olympics

Those making their weekly grocery trip will be eyed by Mobile Police Officers…from the roof!  In conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Mobile Police Department is sponsoring “Cops on Top” to raise funds for the Special Olympics.  Police officers will be perched atop Semmes Wal-Mart at Moffett Rd. and Schillinger Rd. and Bruno’s at Airport and University Blvds. from 11 a.m. Friday, April 30 until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1.  The fundraising goal is $8,000.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas and is now the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for the Special Olympics.  This year, police officers from across Alabama will be participating in the “Cops on Top” event as well.   Mobile Police Department Major Kara Rose says of the Department’s efforts, “The Special Olympics is a wonderful organization and it is truly our pleasure to support such a worthy cause.”

For more information or to make a donation, contact Ofc. Jackie Bridgeforth at 432-1101.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Help Wanted: March 1, 2010

Here are the open positions at the Mobile County Personnel Board. New positions added this week include: Meter Operations Manager, Professional Land Surveyor, Jailer/Dispatcher I, and Project Housing/Building Maintenance Supervisor. Please pass along to anyone who is looking for work.

Current Job Listings 3.1.2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MPD Gets Grant for Stop Sticks

The Mobile Police Department recently received a generous gift from the House of Representatives. The funds, appropriated through the Executive Commission on Community Service Grants and presented by Rep. Jamie Ison, will be used to purchase 14 sets of stop sticks. Stop sticks are used by law enforcement officers to safely and abruptly end high-speed chases by deflating the tires of the vehicle being pursued.

“I feel strongly about law enforcement and their role in the community and I’m just pleased that I could assist the department in purchasing needed equipment,” said Rep. Ison of the gift to the Department. Interim Chief of Police Lester Hargrove extends his gratitude to Rep. Ison and the entire House of Representatives, “The equipment purchased with the funds secured by Rep. Ison will help us protect the citizens of Mobile while keeping our officers safe. I am very grateful for such a generous gift.”

Jamie Ison represents the 101st District, Mobile County.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Help Wanted: December 14, 2009

Below are the current job openings at the Mobile County Personnel Board.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Turkey Fryin' Tips

Deep-fried turkey, a concept that started in the South, is rising in popularity nationwide. The process requires careful preparation and time to prevent fire or burn injuries. An average of eighteen reported incidents that involve fires, flames or burns associated with turkey fryers are reported each year, twenty-eight in 2002. Deep Fryers can be dangerous because:
  • Many units easily tip over, spilling the five gallons of hot oil within the cooking pot.
  • If the cooking pot is overfilled with oil, the oil may spill out of the unit when the turkey is placed into the cooking pot. Oil may hit the burner/flames causing a fire to engulf the entire unit.
  • Partially frozen turkeys placed into the fryer can cause a spillover effect. This too, may result in an extensive fire.
  • With no thermostat controls, the units also have the potential to overheat the oil to the point of combustion.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles get dangerously hot, posing severe burn hazards.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thirty Mobilians Set to Graduate from Citizen’s Police Academy

After 11 weeks on the police beat, 30 members of the Citizens’ Police Academy will graduate from the Mobile Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy, taking away a certificate of achievement and a new perspective on police work.

The graduation is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Mobile Gas, 2828 Dauphin St.

The graduates came to the program with a variety of life experiences. Ranging in age from 22 to 76, the participants’ backgrounds are diverse as well. The class consists of retired teachers, an author, a Homeland Security Officer, and an optometrist to name a few.

The class covered all aspects of policing including gun safety, narcotics, target shooting, and an officer ride-along. Additionally, the students visited Metro Jail and the 911 Communications Center.

Those interested in applying for the next Citizen’s Academy are asked to call the Training Academy at 208-2732.