Certified Police Officer – Must be Certified!!!

McDonough, GA
Henry County Government

Salary: $53,482.28 – $58,964.21 Annually.

Position Summary:

This position enforces laws related to the protection of life and property, directs and controls traffic, prevents crime or disturbance of peace, and arrests violators.

Essential Functions:

  • Incumbent shall enforce all statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations and procedures of Department; maintains law and order, protects life and property and performing related assignments.
  • Applicant shall become familiar with State Traffic Codes, Criminal Procedure Codes & Ordinances.
  • Patrols assigned area on foot, by motorcycle, in patrol car, to enforce laws, prevent and discover crimes, investigate crimes, maintain order, and answer calls and complaints.
  • Answers radio-dispatched or citizens’ request for police services at the scene of accidents, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.


  • Valid Georgia driver’s license;
  • 21 years of age; completion of police training and education as required by Georgia Law; must be P.O.S.T. Certified in the State of Georgia as a Police Officer;
  • Good moral character; Honorable discharge ONLY for persons with military service;
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions and must be physically fit and able to perform the duties of a police officer.