Police Officer

Garden City, GA
Garden City Police Department

Salary: $24.00 – $27.00/ Hourly.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the safety and protection of people and property, for responding to requests for service and information, for arbitrating disputes to maintain peace, for patrolling to observe or prevent criminal acts and traffic violations, and for enforcing state and local criminal and traffic laws. Employee works under generalsupervision of a superior officer but has very definite operating procedures. However, much judgment is required in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures. Employee must achieve a balance between enforcement of laws and ordinances and maintaining good public relations for the Police Department. Work contains a substantial element of risk and employee must be able to exercise judgment independently in emergency situations. Work is reviewed through reports, personal inspection and conferences. No supervision over others exercised.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned geographical area of Garden City in order to monitor businesses, residences, and public areas.
  • Discourages criminal activity through high visibility. Protects people and property from criminal hazards; initiatives investigation aswarranted.
  • Answers calls relayed by dispatcher, to include: domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, suspicious characters, traffic accidents, etc.
  • Intercedes in domestic quarrels; attempts to resolve potentially dangerous situations through tact.
  • Participates in traffic law enforcement by facilitating the flow of traffic when necessary; issues citations for violations; operatesintoximeter.
  • Makes necessary reports and completes forms, such as but not limited to incident and accident reports.
  • Apprehends and cites traffic law violators.
  • Directs traffic in congested areas as needed.
  • Verifies ownership or status of abandoned vehicles.
  • Provides first aid as needed.
  • Assists other departmental units and other law enforcement agencies as requested.
  • Secures and preserves the scenes of crimes and fatal traffic accidents until appropriate support units arrive and assists with investigation.
  • Performs public service duties, such as assisting lost and stranded motorists, providing transportation to citizens in need, etc.
  • Arrests, searches, and takes prisoners into custody.
  • Processes persons arrested (i.e., booking, fingerprinting).
  • Maintains scheduled court appearances and testifies in judicial proceedings when necessary.
  • Reviews prior information and data for court cases and makes case for judgment against perpetrator.
  • Participates in required in-service training.
  • Inspects patrol car and monitors patrol car maintenance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Resolves, or attempts to resolve, discrepancies or disagreements.


  • A minimum age of 21 years.
  • U. S. Citizen.
  • A valid Georgia motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Meeting the minimum qualifications as identified by Georgia Code Annotated Sections 35- 8-8 and 35-8-9 administered by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.
  • Sufficient strength, vision, stamina and agility to perform all duties on a regular basis without assistance.
  • High school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED) from an accredited school is required; previous volunteer or paid experience in a law enforcement support area is desirable.
  • Must possess or be able to attain by the time of hire, a valid Georgia driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must meet the minimum qualifications as identified by Georgia Code Annotated Sections 35-8-8 and 35-8-9 administered by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.