Police Officer

Gainesville, GA
Gainesville Police Department

Salary: $52,525.20 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Arrests any suspects found in the commission of crimes; completes arrest reports and transports suspects to detention facilities; attempts to arbitrate disputes.
  • Writes reports on various calls answered indicating the natures of calls and any findings at the scenes; attends public gatherings to maintain order.
  • Prepares evidence for issuance of warrants; serves warrants if applicable, advises all suspects of their rights; assures the chain of custody of evidence is kept; testifies in court as necessary.
  • Writes reports on results of investigations, completes incident and accident reports, or other official documents as necessary; files all reports to appropriate supervisor.
  • Administers CPR and first aid when appropriate; answers any questions from the public.
  • May be assigned to work in plain clothes conducting investigations.
  • Assists and gives directions to motorists; removes debris from the roadways; provides direction during sports events as necessary; occasionally directs traffic at school crossings.
  • Inspects assigned department vehicles used for road safety by checking tire pressure and depth, oil, fuel, and reporting any unusual occurrences to the maintenance personnel and their supervisor.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Law Enforcement Certification required.
  • Valid Georgia Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).