Police Officer Recruit

Fayetteville, GA
Fayetteville Police Department

This position is an inexperienced, non-certified, police officer trainee position in law enforcement 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.

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• 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.
• Monitors radio communications.
• 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 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 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.
• Arrests violators; and testifies in court proceedings.
• Serves as first-responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents; assists fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims.
• Prepares and maintains a wide variety of department records and reports in compliance with department and legal policies and procedures; and prepares and files thorough written case reports.
• Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances; and assists citizens in need.
• Maintains assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with department policy and procedures.
• Presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.



Education and Experience:
• Requires High School diploma or equivalent.

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 within one (1) year of hire.

Special Requirements:
• Age 21.
• Citizen of the United States.
• Pass employment physical examination including drug screening.
• Qualify annually with firearms.
• No conviction of a felony and no misdemeanor conviction (other than minor traffic violations) within the past five (5) years.
• No conviction of more than three (3) moving violations in the past three (3) years.
• Possess good moral character.