Certified Police Officer
Open Untill Filled
This position performs police work involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws, and the investigation of crime. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Police Officer.”
- Answers calls relayed by a dispatcher, to include: domestic disputes, burglaries, suspicious subjects, traffic accidents, etc.
- Patrols assigned geographical areas of the city in order to monitor businesses, residences and public areas.
- Writes reports and completes forms, including incident and accident reports.
- Apprehends and cites traffic law violators; directs traffic in congested areas as needed.
- Provides first aid and CPR as needed.
- Testifies in judicial proceedings when necessary.
- Assists other departmental units and other law enforcement agencies as requested.
- Secures and preserves the scenes of crimes and fatal traffic accidents until appropriate support units arrive and assists with investigation.
- Performs public service duties, such as assisting lost and stranded motorists, entering locked cars, providing transportation to citizens in need, etc.
- Arrests and takes prisoners into custody; processes persons arrested.
- Inspects weapons and patrol car; monitors patrol car maintenance.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Must have a Georgia P.O.S.T. certification.
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education or GED.
- Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of a field training program or having had a similar position for one to two years.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
- Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain GCIC/NCIC certification.