Police Officer

Austell, GA
Austell Police Department

Salary: $22.99 – $34.48 (hourly).

Position Summary:

This is general law enforcement work; responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing laws and ordinances. This work involves personal danger, independent judgment, and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Duties include routine patrol work and responding to emergency calls, citizen complaints, and alarms. Work also involves educating the public on basic safety and crime prevention.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the City to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property; monitors commercial and
    residential areas for signs of criminal activity, patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; routinely inspects
    roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to find and report any hazardous conditions.
  • Responds to calls for assistance such as domestic disputes, burglaries, auto accidents, assaults, and
    other complaints of crimes.
  • Enforces Federal, State, and Local laws by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests;
    implements physical confrontation when necessary; protects the civil rights of persons in custody.
  • Investigates traffic accidents by establishing point of impact, interviewing witnesses, and collecting,
    preserving, and packaging evidence; detects drunk drivers and performs sobriety evaluations; books DUI
    suspects.
  • Serves as first responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents, assists
    fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records in compliance with departmental and
    legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written case reports.
  • Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic
    disturbances and assists citizens in need.
  • Maintains assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policy and
    procedures.
  • Coordinates activities and exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies as
    necessary.
  • Presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Maintains order in crowds and provides security for other public gatherings.
    Assists stranded motorists, directs traffic when necessary; escorts special processions; transports
    prisoners to jail.
  • Participates in departmental training programs.
  • Serves and executes criminal and traffic warrants on felony and misdemeanor suspects.
  • May serve in a variety of duty assignments including K-9, Community Outreach, Station Duty, bicycle
    patrol, Special Response Team, or investigations.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Must be 21 years of age by the completion of training academy;
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR);
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Certified officers must have POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training Council) basic mandated certification.