Police Officer – G14

Columbus, GA
Columbus Police Department

Patrols an assigned zone to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations. Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others. Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes. Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; summons witnesses. Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary. Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary and assists motorists. Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, ball games, and school crossings. Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary. Transports inmates. Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports. Inspects and maintains an assigned patrol car and uniform. Prepares and serves criminal warrants. May be assigned to the C.A.R.E.S. Alarms Unit, Metro Narcotics Task Force, D.A.R.E., Crime Stoppers, or Conditional Discharge programs. Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes; and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, consolidated government ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. Knowledge of traffic investigation techniques and procedures. Knowledge of the geography and streets of the consolidated government. Knowledge of first aid and CPR. Knowledge of the court system and procedures. Skill in oral and written communication. Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment. Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED. No experience requirements. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with a high school education. Possess a valid state driver's license. Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.

Salary Information
$40,587.57 - High School
$41,524.22 - Associate's
$42,772.74 - Bachelor's
$44,021.26 - Master's