Police Officer

Doraville, GA
Doraville Police Department

Salary: $60,000.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision and definite operating procedures, a person in this position patrols the City and responds to calls for service and initiates calls in an effort to detect, stop and apprehend violators of laws and ordinances in order to protect life and property. When on the scene of a violation or disturbance the officer must take the initiative to control the situation, and must exercise considerable judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. In general contact with the public, the officer must achieve a balance between enforcement and maintaining good public relations for the police department. A person in this position does not exercise supervisory controls over other employees. Work requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated zone assigned to in the jurisdiction of the City.
  • Detection and apprehension of violators of federal, state and local laws.
  • Case investigation when and where necessary.
  • Perform required traffic assignments and duties.
  • Complete required reports and forms and proper disposition of same.
  • Respond to requests from citizens for police services and related services.
  • Perform public relation duties as required.
  • Adhere to departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to federal, state and local laws except in the performance of official duties and then only with due care for the safety of others.
  • Perform any and all other duties as required by the Chief of Police or competent authority.
  • Testify in court (present sworn testimony in court).
  • Assist any and all other officers as required in the performance of their duties.


  • Ability to be certified by Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.
  • Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Certified Voice Stress Analysis: All applicants are required to take a Voice Stress Analysis. The CVSA is administered at no charge to the applicant.
  • High school education or GED.
  • Twenty-one years (21) of age.
  • Pass a background investigation.
  • Pass a medical exam.
  • Pass a polygraph test.
  • Pass a drug screening.
  • Pass psychological screening.