Police Officer (Sworn)

Savannah, GA
Savannah Police Department

This position protects the lives and properties of citizens through the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. An incumbent in this position may be assigned special duties such as Narcotics, Bike Patrol, Crime Prevention, Marine Patrol, Mounted Patrol, Traffic Investigator, Property Crimes, Forensics, or Recruitment.

$44,110.00 Annually


• Enforces all city, state, and federal codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations, in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.
• Maintains visibility by patrolling assigned area, streets, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses to ensure security; makes observations for prowlers, suspicious persons, and violators.
• Performs surveillance of various locations and criminal suspects; collects and reviews data; develops trends and/or patterns pertaining to location/suspects; files intelligence reports.
• Investigates reported crimes; interviews and obtains statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; gathers, prepares, and submits evidence to crime lab.
• Obtains warrants; performs various search operations; locates missing persons.
• Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects; effects arrests; processes and transports prisoners.
• Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance; assists and/or backs fellow officers as requested/necessary on calls, executes warrant, serves subpoenas, and makes traffic stops; mediates disputes and advises suspects of rights.
• Responds to accident calls; gathers information at the accident scene; investigates and reconstructs serious injury or fatal accidents; interviews victims and witnesses; investigates hit and run accidents; notifies relatives of victims, as necessary.
• Establishes roadblocks; stops vehicles for traffic violations; issues traffic citations and warnings; administers field sobriety tests; identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists stranded motorists; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards.
• Identifies illegal drugs and hazardous materials.
• Enters/retrieves data to/from computer system including stolen property, arrest and wanted persons information, investigation data, and criminal/driving records checks; reviews crime statistics.


Minimum Qualifications
Requires a High school diploma or GED equivalent and at least 21 years of age.
Requires current Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.
May be required to attain and maintain additional certifications specific to assigned unit.

An extensive background investigation, and post-offer/pre-employment medical exam including supervised drug screen will be conducted.

• DUI/DWI charge with the disposition of Nolo Contendre, conviction, or plea within the past 5 years, and no two in the past 7 years
• Suspensions in the past 3 years (except for one Insurance Cancellation) and no two suspensions in the past 7 years.
• Three or more moving violations in the past 2 years and no 6 or more in the past 7 years
• Vehicular Homicide, Hit and Run, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude the Police charge/arrest