Deputy – Road Patrol

Augusta, GA
Augusta Sheriff's Department
Salary: $28,173.55

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Department: Sheriff’s Department


Enforces federal, state, and local laws to protect lives and property within the guidelines of state and federal laws, traffic laws, local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the Sergeant or other designated person, and works with co-workers, court systems, attorneys, judges, medical personnel, the public, and law enforcement officers to provide field operation support.


  • Patrols assigned zone to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations, and responds to calls.
  • Conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews, follow-up investigations, residential and commercial/industrial security checks, and secures crime scenes.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers, first aid and CPR to victims, traffic direction and escorts, and assists motorists.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings.
  • Inspects and maintains patrol car/motorcycle.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Educational requirements:

Education:  High school diploma, trade school, or G.E.D.

Certification: Georgia Post Mandate Peace Officer Certification required.

Preferred (in addition to minimum requirements):  Previous experience in  law enforcement, public safety, or related occupation.

Age Requirement: MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.

Citizenship Requirement: United States citizen

*** This position requires driving a county vehicle.***

Must have a valid driver's license.

Experience requirements:

  • No experience required. Selected candidate will be trained to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Desired Skills:

  • Considerable knowledge of the court system and procedures, and traffic investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Familiarity with relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, juvenile law, search and seizure laws, County ordinances, departmental policies and procedures, and geographical layout of the County.
  • Proficiency in restraining persons without causing physical harm, and performing first aid and CPR.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Possess or have ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.
  • Possess or have ability to obtain a valid state operator/driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Mastery of operating a police car, firearms, and emergency equipment.
  • Meet or have the ability to meet the standards of training to be certified in the carrying and deployment of a taser.

Position may require:  Serve as Field Training Officer (certification required) and charged with training new patrol personnel.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, running, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, restraining persons and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting, an automobile, and field sites with exposure to noise, diseases, cold and inclement weather that may require the use of protective devices.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.


Applications must be accompanied by legible copies (no originals) of the following documents:

  • High school diploma, transcript indicating graduation date, or G.E.D. certificate
  • DD214 Member-4 (from those with military experience)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Any other job related documents.