Police Officer

Albany, GA
Albany Police Department

$50,001.12 Annually

The Position

The purpose of this classification is to provide services in order to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all state and local ordinances and laws, and protect the constitutional rights of all citizens.


  • Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.
  • Maintains visibility by patrolling assigned area, city streets, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses to ensure security; makes observations for prowlers, vagrants, suspicious persons, and violators.
  • Performs surveillance of various locations and of criminal suspects; collects and reviews data; develops trends and/or patterns pertaining to locations/suspects; files intelligence reports.
  • Investigates reported crimes; interviews and obtains statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; processes crime scenes; maintains crime scenes; gathers, prepares, protects, and submits evidence to crime lab.
  • Obtains warrants; performs various search operations; locates missing persons.
  • Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects; makes arrests when and where necessary; processes and transports prisoners.
  • Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance; mediates disputes and advises suspects of rights.
  • Assists fellow officers as requested/necessary on domestic and theft calls, executing warrants, serving subpoenas, and making traffic stops.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required; no previous experience required; Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification as a law enforcement officer and some experience preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident status.
  • Must pass and maintain current (POST) certification requirements as a law enforcement officer.
  • Must be qualified to operate a firearm. No felony or domestic violence convictions, or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude.
  • Must pass a drug and psychological screening and background investigation.