Police Officer

Columbus, GA
Columbus Consolidated Government

Salary: $50,121.30 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to dispatched calls.
  • Patrols assigned areas of responsibility to deter crime and discover violations; conducts security checks of businesses and buildings.
  • Prepares reports on incidents and arrests.
  • Enforces traffic laws; investigates traffic accidents; writes citations.
  • Enforces all applicable laws.
  • Renders aid to persons in need.
  • Protects crime scenes; identifies evidence and witnesses; gathers evidence.
  • Performs arrests.
  • Transports suspects, witnesses, and victims.
  • Maintains crowd control.
  • Attends court as necessary; attends community meetings.
  • Performs specialized duties specific to assigned unit which may include various training, community relations, conditional discharge, desk services, crime prevention, or patrol functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Act.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.