Police Officer I & II (preferred post certified)

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Police Officer I & II (preferred post certified)

Fayetteville Police Department
Posted 3 years ago

Open Until Filled

Date Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016
Department: Police
Compensation: Police (non certified) 36,869.34 – 58,990.94     Police (certified) 40,425.00 – 64,680.00
Hours: Varried
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives

This position is a certified police officer, as required by Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act (Police Officer II). This is general law enforcement work, responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing laws and ordinances. Work involves routine patrol work and responding to emergency calls, citizen complaints, and alarms. Duties include preliminary investigations, special detail assignments, administrative duties and other special assignments as assigned by superiors

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Patrols the City to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity, patrols 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.
  • Performs business and residential security checks; checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building/home is secured.
  • Reports buildings, homes, vehicles, or equipment that is not secured; ensures the safety and well‑being of all residents/employees on duty; learns employees work patterns and alerts them 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; protects the civil rights of persons in custody.
  • Investigates traffic accidents by establishing point of impact, interviewing witnesses, and collecting, preserving, and packaging evidence; detects drunk drivers and performs sobriety evaluations; books DUI suspects.
  • Secures and protects crime scene by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects, and witnesses, locating and identifying evidence, and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival.
  • 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 departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental and legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written case reports.
  • Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances, assists citizens in need.
  • Maintains assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
  • Presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Assists stranded motorists, directs traffic when necessary; escorts special processions; transports prisoners to jail.
  • Participates in departmental training programs.
  • Participates in community relation’s projects as required.
  • Serves and executes criminal and traffic warrants on felony and misdemeanor suspects.
  • Serves as Municipal Court Bailiff when assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or recognized equivalent.Be eligible to possess Basic Peace Officer Certification through the State of Georgia (within 1 year of employment). Must be at least 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States. No conviction of a felony, misdemeanor conviction Valid State of Georgia driver’s license. Satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).

Desirable Training And Experience

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and legal procedures.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the department’s rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn law enforcement investigation methods, procedures, and techniques and the ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations.
  • Knowledge or the ability to learn modern methods and practices of criminal investigation, gathering evidence, preservation of evidence, and identification.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the geography of the City and the location of important buildings and areas.
    Skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to deal courteously and fairly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action given due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effective, orally and writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, City officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to qualify semi‑annually with firearms.
  • Ability to work routinely under highly stressful conditions including life-threatening situations.
  • Ability to pass pre‑employment physical examination including drug screening.

TO APPLY:  Download Application Packet fill out and submit application with an attached resume to City of Fayetteville, 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Application can be submitted in person, faxed: 770-460-4238, or emailed to hradmin@fayetteville-ga.gov.  For a more detailed Job Description, contact Human Resources at 770-719-4183.