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Police Officer


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Police Officer

Location:Lawrenceville Police Department, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Department:Police Job Status:Full-Time

$54,120.91 - $56,814.19 DOQ

$3,000 sign on bonus and take-home vehicle; starting pay based on experience; consent forms in "Application Special Instructions" section MUST BE filled out and attached.


Job Summary

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

Job Duties

  • Patrols the city to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Responds to calls for service, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • Performs specialized duties as assigned, including the duties of a Field Training Officer, K-9 Officer, Drug Task Force Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Court Services Officer, etc.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to perform physical tasks
  • Must satisfy requirements stated in the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated (OCGA) 35-8-8

Preferred Qualifications

  • Georgia POST Certified Police Officer
  • Out of State Certified Police Officer
  • Military Police Officer (MP., CID, or equivalent)

Knowledge Required By The Position -

  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, town ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic accident investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the geography and streets of the city.
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures.
  • Skill in the use of a computer
  • Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment.
  • Skill in operating radios and communications equipment.
  • Skill in operating radar equipment.
  • Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements

  • The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, crouching or stooping.  The employee must occasionally lift light or heavy objects, use equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguish between shades of color, and use the physical force necessary to arrest and restrain persons.
  • The work is performed indoors, in a vehicle, and outdoors.  The employee may be exposed to inclement weather, infectious diseases, and life-threatening situations.  The work requires the use of protective clothing and devices.


  • The Police Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. Work is reviewed for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


  • Guidelines include state and federal laws, traffic laws, city ordinances, court rulings, constitutional guidelines, training manuals, and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


  •  The work consists of related law enforcement duties. The varied nature of calls and the potential for emergencies contribute to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to protect life and property and enforce federal, state, and local laws. Successful performance contributes to the detection and deterrence of crime and to the protection of life and property.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other emergency service providers, court system personnel, attorneys, judges, medical personnel, law enforcement officers from other agencies, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, interview persons, and resolve problems.




The starting salary will be contingent upon POST certification, skills and level of experience. It could be lower than the advertised starting salary, depending on your qualifications.

There is also a sign on bonus of $3,000 with the condition that you sign an agreement that you will stay with the City for a minimum of 18 months. 


Please visit the City of Lawrenceville website to apply.

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