Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Safety

Police Officer (Uncertified and Certified)

City of Smyrna

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018

End Date: Oct. 9, 2018

Department        Police / Uniform                        
Pay Grade          
13 or 15                           
Salary   Uncertified:
$38,494   Certified: $41,420                                                                                                       
Posting Date:  August 8, 2018                                                 
Closing Date:  Open until filled
Up to a $6,000 Sign-On Bonus PLUS $5,000 Re-enlistment Bonus after 5 years!
The Smyrna Police Department is offering exciting incentives for potential police officer recruits. Current offerings include:
 Non-certified sign-on bonus of $3,000
 Certified lateral sign-on bonus of $5,000*
 Extra $1,000 bonus for 3 years active duty military
* must have at least 2 years of service in a department of more than 20 sworn officers.
And a first of its kind re-enlistment bonus of $5,000 after 5 years of continuous service.
Job Summary
Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant (Uniform Division) and on one of two assigned shifts, performs general law enforcement duties in efforts to provide protection of life and property, enforcement of federal, state and local laws, response to emergency situations and investigation of criminal activity to secure the well-being of the citizens of the City of Smyrna.
Essential Job Duties
  • Patrols streets, industrial parks, businesses, and residential areas within an assigned zone in the City to thwart potential criminal activity.
  • Enforces City ordinances, state and federal statutes, and other regulations for which the Police Department is responsible; enforces the traffic code of Georgia, issues citations, and/or makes arrests as appropriate.
  • Answers calls for service in a timely, professional, appropriate manner; provides immediate response in emergency situations; uses proper judgment in neutralizing situations.
  • Conducts accident investigations and provides preliminary first aid as needed.
  • Prepares detailed reports regarding calls for service received while on duty.
  • Transports prisoners to jail facility.
  • Initiates criminal investigations and calls for detectives when needed.
  • May be called upon to work special assignments as needed.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
 Minimum Requirements of Position
  • High school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must pass physical agility test, an extensive background investigation, post-offer psychological, medical, and drug screen.
  • For Uncertified Candidates Only: Must be able to show proof of acceptable ASSET, COMPASS, SAT, ACT or POST Entrance test scores for Georgia Peace Officer's Standards and Training Council (POST) Academy Entrance. AND Must be able to qualify for and obtain POST Certification within one year of employment and acquire additional training as required.
  • For Certified Candidates Only: Must possess a current Georgia Peace Officer's Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) Certification(s) AND have at least 2 years of consecutive service as a sworn officer with a Georgia Law Enforcement Agency. A Law Enforcement Agency is described as having no less than 25 sworn officers.
  • See Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA 35-8-8) for additional requirements.
Application Information
Applications must be submitted online at: www.smyrnacity.com

* * * * The City of Smyrna is an Equal Opportunity Employer