Police Officer

Stockbridge, GA
City of Stockbridge

Base Pay: $46,536.00 – $72,131.00 / Year
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Maximum Experience: 3 Years
Required Degree: High school

This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves proactive patrolling, crime prevention and investigation. Duties include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, conducting preliminary investigations, making arrests, traffic control and enforcement, and carrying out other duties and related tasks.

  • Patrols designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; maintains awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issues warnings and citations.
  • Responds to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, animal control, and related incidents; responds to and provides assistance at a variety of public service type calls that are non-criminal in nature.
  • Performs a full range of traffic enforcement duties; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions, assists and advises motorists; use speed detection devices; issues citations and warnings; investigates traffic accidents; coordinates traffic patterns during special events; conducts special enforcement details including DUI; seatbelt; and child safety seat checkpoints.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned, or incidents observed; determines what, if any crime has been committed; identifies, collects, preserves, processes, photographs, and logs evidence, locates and interviews victims and witnesses; identifies and interrogates suspects.
  • Prepares and serves search and arrest warrants; apprehends and arrests offenders for crimes committed under Federal, State, and local laws and codes; controls and effectively processes individuals under the influences of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
  • Detains, apprehends, and arrests, criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests. Transports arrestees to detention centers and oversees booking.
  • Transports mental patients and detainees to prescribed locations as necessary.
    Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil, and other official papers. Seizes evidence and contraband uncovered in such duties.
  • Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency situations; provides traffic and crowd control at parades, festivals, riots, and other events.

At least 21 years of age, High school diploma or GED equivalency; Associate’s degree in Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related field preferred; one (1) to three (3) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities for the job may be considered in lieu of educational requirement; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); valid Georgia Driver’s License; successfully pass pre-employment physical abilities test, medical and drug screen; satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR); and acceptable background investigation.