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Police Officer

Department: Police Department
Location: Fayetteville, GA

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent; must be 21 years of age or older; be a Citizen of the Unite States; Possess a valid Georgia state drivers’ license –Class C; Pass employment physical examination including drug test and polygraph; No conviction of a felony or misdemeanor (other than traffic violations) within the past five (5) years; No conviction of more than three (3) moving violations in the past three (3) years; Qualify annually with firearms; Possess good moral character; and Possess Basic Peace Officer Certification through the State of Georgia within one (1) year of hire.

NATURE OF WORK: 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.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: 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. Assists stranded motorists; directs traffic when necessary; escorts special processions; and transports prisoners to jail. Participates in department training programs. Participates in community relations projects as required. Serves and executes criminal and traffic warrants on felony and misdemeanor suspects. Deploys police canines for narcotic apprehension and tracking. Serves as Municipal Court Bailiff when assigned. Performs other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is medium work and requires exerting: up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; up to 30 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking. This work may take place indoors or outdoors, under dangerous circumstances, and under conditions which may include moderate noise.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, polygraph, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history, (copy of drivers’ license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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