Police Officer

Brunswick, GA
Brunswick Police Department


  • Annual Salary for Non-Certified Officer: $47,100.44.
  • Annual Salary for Certified Officer: $49,102.56 (DOQ).

Position Summary:

A Police Officer performs general duty police work or specialized police work in the protection of life and property using community oriented policing and problem oriented policing techniques. In carrying out the responsibilities of an entry-level Georgia Certified Peace Officer, interacts with a culturally and socially diverse population; employs discretion in solving problems; maintains public order; prevents crime; enforces laws and ordinances; conducts investigations; makes arrests; issues summonses/cit ations, and warnings; assists the public; and may perform administrative support tasks. May also perform related duties as required; work assignments are made by a Police Sergeant or other superior; work methods and results are checked through personal inspections, and review of reports and discussions. Work requires occasional physical exertion under adverse circumstances. Officers are subject to rotating shifts, weekend, and holiday work.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic control duties in designated areas on an assigned shift in order to prevent and discover the commission of a crime, to direct traffic, enforce vehicle operation and parking regulations, issue citations and summonses, and to assist citizens in solving problems related to law enforcement and public safety.
  • Patrols while driving and on foot.
  • Checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences to detect suspicious conditions.
  • Responds to public safety calls for service.
  • Communicates verbally in person and by radio. Interviews persons to gather information.
  • Presents testimony and evidence in criminal court proceedings.
  • Mediates disputes and conducts interviews while performing law enforcement patrol activities and investigations.
  • Actively demonstrates commitment to the Department’s Core Values by being ethical, respectful, professional,
    community oriented, and performance driven.
  • Records information and prepares detailed police reports of investigative findings with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Prepares handwritten documents and enters data into a keyboard device such as a laptop computer or a data
    transmission terminal in the patrol car in order to retrieve information and write police reports.
  • Pursues offenders by patrol vehicle and on foot, stops offenders, subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate, including deadly force, and arrests offenders.
  • Searches persons, places, and things. Seizes and impounds property and evidence.
  • Transports persons and property. Performs crowd and riot control activities.
  • Maintains proficiency in operating a variety of law enforcement tools including weapons, vehicles and computers.
  • Observes criminal behavior and conducts law enforcement investigations to include the following critical tasks: protects crime and traffic accident scenes; measures and diagrams crime and traffic accident scenes; seizes and processes evidence; administers first aid to sick and injured persons for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries; assists distressed motorists; directs traffic; assists and refers mentally ill, indigent, and other persons in need.
  • Performs evacuations; and moves persons, vehicles, and other property from unsafe locations.
  • Comprehends and makes inferences from written materials including: federal and state statutes, City codes and ordinances, and departmental policies and operating procedures in order to enforce laws and determine appropriate charges.
  • Prioritizes own work in order to meet established deadlines.


  • Graduation from an accredited High School or possession of GED certification or equivalent.
  • College education is preferred.
  • Successful completion of police examination and physical requirements.
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the written exam.
  • Must be US citizens or aliens admitted for permanent residence.
  • Complete criminal history and reference check, job match profile, psychological profile, pre-employment physical exam and drug screen also required.
  • Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor shall he have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law.
  • Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal records.
  • Possess good moral character as determined by investigation under procedures established pursuant to the act.
  • Have an oral interview with the hiring authority his or her representative(s) to determine such things as applicant’s appearance, background, and ability to communicate.