Police Officer

Thomasville, GA
Thomasville Police Department

Essential Functions:

  • Position reports to the Shift Lieutenant through the Shift Sergeant.
  • Makes arrests of persons who violate State of Georgia criminal/traffic laws and City of Thomasville ordinances.
  • Patrols specific beat on foot and in patrol car.
  • During patrol employee checks doors, windows, and premises of buildings.
  • Transports prisoners to jail or Police Department.
  • Attends court as arresting officer.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests when necessary.
  • Directs traffic and works school crossing guard duty on occasion.
  • Monitors traffic and issues citations for violators.
  • Attends fires or accidents in assigned area and gives all possible assistance to Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Assists other officers as needed.
  • Performs road checks for routine license/insurance checks.
  • Completes all necessary reports to maintain police records.
  • Monitors for automobile parking in restricted areas and issues citations to violators when necessary.
  • Maintains law and order in crowds and attends parades, funerals, or other public gatherings.
  • Operates two-way radio to dispatch patrol cars to the scene of a disturbance or crime.


  • Must be graduate of recognized Law Enforcement Academy and successfully passed all aspects of Field Officer training.
  • Should have the ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality.
  • Should have the ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and be able to record them clearly and completely.
  • Should have good oral and written communication skills. Should have the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Should be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Should have the ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms and in the operation of motor vehicles.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Should be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be willing to be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose a criminal record.
  • Must be willing to submit to a voice stress analysis and submit to a psychological evaluation.
  • Must be certified or capable of becoming certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act.
  • Must posses or be able to obtain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Must demonstrate on and off duty conduct that does not bring discredit to the officer, the department, or the City.