Police Officer (Certified)
JOB SUMMARY: This position is a certified police officer position, as required by Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Act, in general law enforcement work responsible for protecting life/ property and enforcing laws/ordinances. Work involves routine patrol work, responding to emergency calls and alarms, addressing citizen complaints, conducting preliminary investigations, completing special detail assignments, and performing administrative duties.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Patrols the City to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars; enforces laws and ordinances; protects life and property; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity; and watches 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. Drives defensively. Performs business and residential security checks; checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building/home is secured. Reports buildings, homes, equipment, or vehicles that are not secured; ensures the safety and well-being of residents as well as employees on duty; and learns employee work patterns and alerts employees to possible suspects and crime prevention. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls including calls for assistance, disturbance calls, and complaints of crimes; enforces federal, state, and local laws by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests; implements physical confrontation when necessary; and protects the civil rights of person in custody. Investigates traffic accidents, ranging from minor incidents to fatal accidents, by establishing point of impact, interviewing witnesses, and collecting, preserving, and packaging evidence; detects drunk drivers; performs sobriety evaluations; and books driving under the influence (DUI) suspects. Secures and protects crime scenes by: establishing boundaries; detaining victims, suspects, and witnesses; locating and identifying evidence; and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival.
Education and Experience: Requires High School diploma or equivalent. Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses or Certifications: Valid Georgia state driver’s license – Class C. Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Possess Basic Peace Officer Certification through the State of Georgia.