Police Officer

Clarkston, GA
Clarkston Police Department

All Clarkston police officers are responsible for the following:
• Assist fellow officers with interdepartmental tasks and city-related activities
• Perform rescues
• Provide direction and information to the general public
• Resolve disputes and deter community criminal activity
• Compile reports
• Prepare cases for trial
• Attend court appearances
• Properly maintain and update records
• Consistently work to achieve the highest level of cooperation
• Make sure he/she performs effectively and efficiently to uphold City of Clarkston law

Currently offering signing bonus.

• Entry level/POST Academy training: $39,520
• Certified (POST) Police Officer: $43,680 starting (12-hour shifts)
• Signing bonus for Georgia Certified Officers: $3,000
• Signing bonus for non-certified applicants: $1,000




• Routinely detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations in the City of Clarkston
• Respond to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic disruptions, lost or missing persons searches, public service responsibilities, and stranded motorists, among many others.
• Consistently enforce Federal, State, and local law via arrests
• Protect civil rights of those in custody
• Issue traffic and parking warnings and citations to enforce the law
• Routinely inspect roadways, bridges, and traffic signs/signals, reporting hazardous conditions accordingly
• Investigate accidents and other incidents by interviewing victims, witnesses, and compliance, gathering any pertinent information and securing the scene
• Detain, arrest, and process offenders and fugitives, summoning witnesses
• Assist other officers whenever necessary
• Provide CPR and first-aid services to victims as needed
• Provide traffic direction for parades, funerals, sports events, and school crossings, among others
• Present evidence in testimony in courts of law
• Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases
• Properly complete all required reports and forms, including incident reports
• Inspect and maintain their assigned car and uniform in accordance with departmental procedure
• Serve criminal and traffic warrants on misdemeanor and felony suspects
• Complete all required training
• Complete required community projects



• High school diploma or valid equivalent
• Associate’s degree or two (2) years relevant college coursework
• Valid GA driver’s license
• US Citizenship
• At least 21 years of age

Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified applicants will be preferred.

Each applicant must successfully complete the pre-employment process, which includes:
• Oral interview
• Background check
• Criminal record and traffic history check
• Medical and drug screening
• Polygraph evaluation and/or voice stress
• Police Academy completion