Certified Police Officer

Thomaston, GA
Thomaston Police Department

Salary: $49,747.13 – $52,855.99 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Law Enforcement Leadership: Patrol our city streets to detect and deter criminal activity, enforce laws, and respond promptly to emergency calls, ensuring the safety and security of our residents and visitors.
  • Investigative Excellence: Conduct thorough investigations into criminal activities, make arrests, gather evidence, and prepare compelling cases for prosecution, upholding the highest standards of justice and accountability.
  • Community Engagement: Forge strong relationships with community members, provide assistance, and offer support to foster trust and cooperation, demonstrating our commitment to public service.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Navigate diverse and challenging situations with professionalism and composure, whether handling crime scenes, managing traffic incidents, or mediating disputes within the community.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay informed of the latest laws, regulations, and departmental policies, ensuring strict compliance and effectiveness in all law enforcement efforts.


  • Certification: Hold a valid Georgia Basic Peace Officer Certification, showcasing your dedication to maintaining the highest standards of law enforcement professionalism.
  • Experience: Bring one to two years of experience as a Certified Police Officer, equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field.
  • License and Record: Maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and an insurable motor vehicle record, enabling you to respond swiftly to calls and maintain a safe community.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Demonstrate unwavering dedication to public safety by passing extensive background checks, psychological screenings, and pre-employment physicals and drug screenings.
  • Education: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent, complemented by specialized training in law enforcement principles and practices.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Community Engagement: Prior involvement in community policing, crime prevention, or outreach programs, showcasing your ability to build trust and rapport with diverse populations.
  • Specialized Training: Additional certifications or training in areas such as crisis intervention, narcotics investigation, or K-9 handling, enhancing your effectiveness in various law enforcement tasks.