A successful candidate will play an active role in the City of College Park’s existing operational success. The purpose of the position is to protect the public and ensure a safe environment within the City of College Park as well as surrounding communities. Successful implementation of the work results in a safer atmosphere and a decrease in citizen victimization.
Independent judgment is required to identify, select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. This position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, community policing, crime prevention, and transportation functions of the City of College Park Police Department. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the department based on needs.
- Maintains law and order and protects life and property.
- Patrols assigned geographic area.
- Receives and responds to dispatched calls; investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls.
- Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public buildings, industrial areas, and residences.
- Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances.
- Prepares incident and accident reports.
- Attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative, and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written; locates defendants and serves criminal warrants.
- Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes.
- Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges.
- Conducts surveillance.
- Duties include but are not limited to court, City Hall security and, transporting inmates to and from medical facilities.
- May serve as a field training officer.
- Works with the public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred;
- At least 21 years of age.
- Meet POST requirements for Peace Officer Certification and/or academy admittance according to GA law.
- Successful completion of the pre-employment process which includes a written exam, oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening, polygraph evaluation, and/or voice stress, successful completion of Police Academy.
- Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license and must be a US citizen.
- Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
- Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.