JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs the duties of an armed peace officer. Conducts field investigations, initiates and executes detentions, makes arrests, issues citations, writes reports, obtains warrants, conducts searches, transports prisoners to jail or to a juvenile facility, and testifies in a court of law. Provides armed vehicular and foot patrol within jurisdiction. Responds to calls for assistance in life threatening, emergency and service related situations. Enforces state and federal law, local ordinances, and organizational regulations. Controls crowds and conducts/controls traffic. Restrains violent or resistant patients under the direction of medical personnel; restrains and transports violent criminals. Observes and reports criminal activity and other incidents or conditions jeopardizing the safety and security of the community. Maintains required record-keeping. Performs duties in a sensitive and legal manner and maintains positive public relations. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Must have or be able to obtain a Georgia driver's license within 30 days of employment. Must be able to complete Georgia P.O.S.T. basic peace officer certification as scheduled by the Department, if not certified in Georgia at the time of employment. Must have an insurable driving record. Must be able to develop and maintain proficiency with a handgun and other required weapons. Must pass an extensive background investigation including a drug screen and psychological exam. An accredited associates degree or equivalent course work is preferred. Prefer one, or more, of the following: experience as a peace officer with arrest authority or in a law enforcement support or security-related function; or certified as a peace officer in any state; or service in the U.S. military with honorable discharge.
Starting salaries are based upon experience and education.