The purpose of this classification is to perform professional level law enforcement tasks and patrol duties including
investigative work, emergency response, and criminal apprehension to protect life and property, enforce laws, maintain order, and prevent crime.
- Participates in uniform patrol law enforcement activities; operates a police vehicle; receives and responds to outside service calls including bank alarms, bomb threats, reported deaths and other emergency and/or rescue situations; investigates suspicious circumstances; interviews complainants and witnesses; enforces criminal and traffic laws; conducts field sobriety tests; controls hostile situations; apprehends and arrests violators.
- Conducts investigations of criminal actions and in response to citizen complaints; conducts traffic accident investigations; participates in wanted and missing persons investigations; performs investigative activities in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations; gathers, preserves and analyzes facts of evidence; conducts interviews.
Assists with non-emergency law enforcement duties; assists motorists; works traffic control; provides escorts; serves warrants and subpoenas; provides information and directions to citizens; assists with animal control activities; provides security at special events.
- Performs tasks involving the court system; provides testimony in court proceedings as necessary; serves as bailiff in court proceedings; serves civil papers.
- Completes administrative and technical tasks in support of the daily operations of the department; prepares various reports including incident reports, accident reports, complaints, missing person reports, and related documents; inspects police vehicles for proper operation; performs minor vehicle maintenance and repair tasks.
- Operates a personal computer, phone system, fax machine, copier and other equipment as necessary to complete administrative functions; utilizes various law enforcement equipment including a patrol car, intoxilizer, radar, camera, two-way radio, communication equipment, finger print kit, firearms, and restraint equipment to complete essential law enforcement activities.
High school diploma or GED; one to two years of experience in a law enforcement position; or an equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and Georgia Peace Officer certification.