Police Officer

Fairburn, GA
Fairburn Police Department

Rate of Pay: 41,015.52 – 57,482.88

To perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, the prevention of crimes; to control vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow and enforce State and local regulations; to perform specialized police work involving detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offenders; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department. Apply problem-solving methods to address identified community problems.

The Police Officer position has a wide scope of acceptable performance. It is expected that officers will achieve a higher level of proficiency with each year of pertinent field experience.

To perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of Police Department operations. Apply problem-solving methods to solve crimes and identify suspects. Collect and process forensic evidence from variety of crime scenes and or from traffic crash scenes.

Essential Functions:

1. Patrol a designated area of the City by car, on foot, or by bicycle to preserve law and order and discover and prevent the commission of crimes; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.

2. Respond to general public service and crime victim calls, traffic hazards, stray animal reports, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.

3. Plan, execute, write and serve warrants; search suspects, vehicles, residences and buildings for evidence, contraband and lost or missing people.

4. Serve arrest warrants; make arrests for crimes committed under State law or local ordinances; perform booking procedures for new prisoners which involve using handcuffs and other restraints; contact and interview witnesses to gain information.

5. Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions or indicate the presence of dangerous conditions; process and store evidence and property found at crime scenes; maintain records and enter data into computer as necessary.

6. Investigate organized crime and gang activities, subjects, groups and representatives relative to assigned area of responsibility; collect intelligence information and produce cases and reports for presentation to the District Attorney.

7. Initiate a variety of investigations relative to assigned area of responsibility; gather information from witnesses and informants; interview suspects; prepare reports and follow up on investigations.

8. Process and transport prisoners, suspects and mental patients; take photographs and record fingerprints.

9. Testify in criminal, juvenile, civil courts and DMV hearings; prepare and process court records.

10. Maintain and operate specialized police surveillance equipment including transmitters, radios and cameras; conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Successful completion of a 180 day introductory (probationary) period of service as a police officer with the Fairburn Police Department.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by course work in police science, criminal justice or a related field.

Incumbents will be required to attend and satisfactorily pass forensic training as dictated by the Training Staff to stay current with changing technology and procedures.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Georgia driver’s license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Georgia Law Enforcement P.O.S.T. certification.