Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Safety

Police Officer

City of Statesboro

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017

End Date: May. 1, 2018

Location: Police Department | Statesboro, GA | Police 
Rate of Pay: $17.79/hr

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Job Summary

The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property. This is a sworn position and will require the ability to perform basic patrol officer functions.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Patrols an assigned zone in order to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations;
  • Issues citations;
  • Completes zone checks for assigned zones;
  • Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, 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, crimes, and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, securing crime scenes, and performs basic crime scene processing;
  • Performs preliminary investigative work to include taking pictures, collecting statements, and lifting fingerprints;
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives;
  • Summons witnesses, and transports prisoners;
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary;
  • Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary and assists motorists;
  • Provides traffic direction and escort services as needed for events such as parades, funerals, ball games, and school crossings;
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary;
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports;
  • Inspects and maintains an assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment;
  • Prepares and serves criminal warrants;
  • Assists with training new officers;
  • Attends ongoing training classes as required;
  • Works extra patrol details as necessary;
  • Performs Bailiff duties for Municipal Court; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and 
  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License;
  • Possession or ability to obtain Georgia POST certification;

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, City ordinances, and Department policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of traffic investigation techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the geography and streets of the City;
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures related to canine operations
  • Knowledge of first-aid and CPR techniques;
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures;
  • Skilled in operating police vehicles, firearms, emergency equipment, and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment;
  • Skilled in interrogation and interviewing techniques;
  • Skilled in restraining persons without causing physical harm;
  • Skilled in using computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes;
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Act;
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action based on surrounding hazards and circumstances;
  • Ability to carry duty belt, other weapons, and evidence equipment and sometimes lifting and/or carrying of tires and debris, or of individuals in a rescue effort;
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others; and
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The City of Statesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Statesboro will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).

The City of Statesboro is a drug free workplace. 
The City of Statesboro participates in E-Verify.