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Public Safety Liaison

City of Acworth

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Position Summary
This position is responsible for the transporting of prisoners from arrest site/book-in location to designated jails, to the City of Acworth Municipal Court, medical facilities, and other designated locations as needed. This position will also augment patrol officers in duties that can be safely, efficiently, and legally performed by a civilian support team as well as provide administrative support to the police department clerical and court staff as assigned.

Position Description

  • Process prisoners at the Acworth Police Department holding facility if capable of posting a bond within a reasonable time.
  •    Complete all prisoner intake paperwork, complete bonding paperwork when applicable.
  • Pick up bonding paperwork and securities from designated jails and transport them to the police department.
  • Pick-up and transport prisoners to and from designated jails or municipal courts as assigned.
  • Provide detention services at designated jails for remote court appearances.
  • Provide court assistance as needed.
  • Transport prisoners from designated jails to medical facilities as assigned.
  • Provides security for prisoners while at medical facilities until discharged or relieved of duty; obtains the files of the prisoner’s medical records as assigned.
  • Stand-by with juvenile detainees as needed.
  • Provides clerical support to police administration as assigned.
  • Assist the Police Department Records Division as needed.
  • Complete miscellaneous incident reports as needed regarding the transport and care of prisoners.
  • Complete miscellaneous police reports stemming from citizens in the field, on the phone, and at the police department.
  • Complete other administrative functions often handled by police officers such as directing traffic, evidence collection, private property accident investigations, referring city services, and many other administrative duties
  • Overtly displays a positive attitude that sincerely supports and encourages the betterment of the City of Acworth, the citizenry, city officials, supervision, counterparts, and subordinates.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of inmate security principles.
  • Knowledge of departmental and city policies and procedures and federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of correctional institution security principles.
  • Knowledge of tactical defense and restraint procedures.
  • Skill in planning, organization and decision making.
  • Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in community policing practices.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to use a PC and MS Office Suite software, including Word, Excel. Outlook and others, to enter and retrieve data, and compose incident reports.

The Police Operations Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines include federal and state laws and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of related duties in the provision of inmate security, and when not engaged in the transportation or care of inmates, provide support to the patrol division in matters that can safely, efficiently, and legally be performed by non-sworn civilian staff. The unique needs associated with each inmate, police officers and the community contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety, security, and transportation of inmates and arrestees as well as support the patrol division as a liaison to the community. Successful performance contributes to the safety and security of inmates, employees, and the general public.


  • 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, arrestees (sentenced and unsentenced) and family members, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide transportation, and provide services.


  • 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 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 specialized law enforcement equipment.



  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain Georgia Jailer Certification within six months.

The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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