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Certified Police Officer

Woodstock, GA
Woodstock Police Department

Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Works on assigned shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, incident reports, field interrogation report, vehicle impound form, traffic hazard report, etc.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety, etc.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities -

(A) Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
(B) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license.
(C) Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.
(D) U. S. Citizen.
(E) Must be able to read and write the English language.
(F) Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
(G) You must be in good physical condition and meet medical standards as established by the City of Woodstock Police Department.
(H) At least 24 months of full time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application.
(I) Completion of State Basic Training Academy (Georgia POST).
(J) Certified Police Officer.

Education and Experience:

(A) High school diploma or equivalent.
(B) An equivalent combination of education and experience.