Police Officer (Non-Certified; Certified)

Douglasville, GA
Douglasville Police Department

Position Summary:

This person in this position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, community policing, crime prevention, traffic enforcement and school safety and security functions of the City of Douglasville Police Department. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the department based on needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains law and order and protects life and property to include: Patrols assigned geographic area;
  • Receives and responds to dispatched calls;
  • Investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls;
  • Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public buildings, industrial areas and residences; Serves as a counselor for domestic disputes; Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances;
  • Prepares incident and accident reports;
  • Attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written;
  • Responds to natural and man-made disasters;
  • Locates defendants and serves criminal warrants;
  • Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes;
  • Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges;
  • Conducts surveillance;
  • Provides assistance to the public as needed;
  • Provides information and guidance regarding victims’ rights;
  • Assesses victims, rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival;
  • Requests assistance of other agencies including emergency and towing services;
  • Processes arrested persons following established procedures;
  • Renders aid to other law enforcement personnel;
  • Attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty;
  • Participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; May serve on the SWAT team;
  • Performs a minimum of twenty training hours to include firearms and legal updates;
  • Transports inmates to and from medical facilities;
  • Works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities;
  • Performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required;
  • Uses K-9 to maintain law and order and protect life and property;
  • Handles K-9 when performing duties such as locating illegal drugs, area searches, locating evidence, tracking suspects, clearing buildings, crowd control and other duties when necessary;
  • Performs patrol officer duties.


  • Requires a High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Have visual acuity in both eyes, normal color vision, good accommodation and no field deficits;
  • Hear in-person, radio and telephone conversations;
  • Recognize differences or changes in sound patterns, loudness or pitch;
  • Speak audibly and clearly; identify and distinguish smells of different materials;
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods; Walk, run, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch;
  • Make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movements;
  • Maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement;
  • Push, pull or drag an adult (averaging 160 pounds);
  • Lift and carry boxes of evidence (average 50 pounds);
  • Use force to restrain/subdue others;
  • Work efficiently for long periods of time.