Police Officer

Americus, GA
Americus Police Department

Salary: $34,308.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibilities of this position are to provide protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws, response to emergency situations, investigation of criminal activity, and specialized duties within an assigned division/unit.
  • The starting salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills and ability.


  • Must pass and maintain Georgia Peace Officer certification (current valid certification is a plus).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age (birth certificate required).
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by 5 months previous experience and/or training involving law enforcement or security work; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must complete Accuplacer Exam.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation including a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be able to work a 12 hour shift including on-call status, nights, weekends, holidays, court dates and possible overtime.