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Police Detective/ Certification Manager

Chattahoochee Hills

Listing Summary

Police Officer

Where is Chatt hills?

Chatt Hills is a large city with a small population in southern Fulton County. We incorporated in 2007 to preserve and protect the rural land, heritage, and culture of the area. With a population just over 3,000 residents living in a 56 sq-mile area, the land we love separates us in distance but also bonds us together to this place we call home.

The rural communities that are now a part of Chattahoochee Hills date back more than 175 years. Many of the family’s native to this area have raised generations in the modest white frame homes that dot the countryside, and some elders, still cared for by extended families in the communities, recall life before rural electrification, paved roads, and bridges that crossed the Chattahoochee River.

The City of Chattahoochee Hills prides itself on being one of Georgia’s safest cities, where our people are our greatest asset. In addition to our dedicated sworn and civilian staff members, our reserve/volunteers help us provide outstanding services to our community. The love and dedication of our employees and volunteers contribute to the Department’s excellent reputation in the law enforcement community. The Chattahoochee Hills Police Department is committed to employing community-oriented policing strategies directed at reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, and improving the quality of life for our citizens.

Police Detective Specific Benefits

  • 8 Hour shifts.
  • Low call volume
  • On call every other month
  • Take home car after FTO period (25-mile radius from city limits)
  • Newer fleet of Ford Explorers and F150’s. NEW VEHICLE EVERY THREE YEARS
  • Back up weapon issued, along with Patrol rifle or Shotgun (if qualified).
  • $55 per hour off duty jobs paid via payroll. No 1099’s at the end of the year.
  • Training- Most Officers end the year with 100+ hours.

Key City Benefits

  • Medical and Dental Insurance provided by CIGNA.
  • City paid Life Insurance.
  • Social Security Exempt.
  • Optional 457 Plan – City will match employee contribution up to 3% of salary.
  • ZERO vestment period

Police Detective / Certification Manager


The Chattahoochee Hills Police Department is looking for an experienced investigator to join our team. The detective is tasked with providing investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of investigations; take the lead on all major criminal matters and lengthy investigations; recommend/maintain policy and procedures related to criminal and internal investigations; support the operation of the Evidence room as required.

The position also manages and oversees the Police Department’s certification processes. This position is responsible for professional and technical work in developing department policies and standard operating procedures to achieve and maintain State Certification. The work is performed in consultation with the department’s staff and under the direct supervision of the Police Chief.

Distinguishing Features: Specific work instructions are received from superior officers on new assignments, but a police detective works independently in performing regularly assigned duties and assumes complete charge of a crimes scene once assigned. Work is performed in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as departmental policies, procedures, and general orders. Work is reviewed by inspection, through verbal and written reports and by results achieved. A police detective will be subject to being on-call for unexpected case assignments.


Receive case assignments concerning personal and property crimes. Conduct preliminary reviews of cases to determine if elements of crime are present and to identify a course of action.

Gather and analyze case information to assist in initiating investigative actions as appropriate and in the identification of suspect(s) in a case.

Report to and preserve crime scenes while participating in the collection of physical evidence. Interview victims and witnesses to confirm the very nature of an offense.

Prepare line-ups and record interview sessions taking notes of responses.

Prepare warrant requests (Search or Arrest) and assist in serving search and arrest warrants for cases.

Prepare reports relating to investigations and check other officers’ reports for accuracy and completeness. The detective shall testify in court as needed and will coordinate with the prosecutor the appropriate case file and notes needed for litigation and trial.

Maintain liaison with other detective units, officers in field, other departmental personnel, deputy prosecutors, and personnel coordinate larger investigations and to share information.

Shall assist with the function, process and operation of the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department Evidence Room as directed as well as perform other duties as directed. Will be “on-call” as scheduled, rotating monthly.

Active involvement with the Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition (GPAC) and attendance of ALL training, conferences and meetings is required.

Service as an Assessor with GPAC for agencies being assessed for certification or recertification and must assess four (4) agencies a year.

Successfully manage and maintain the processes of the Police Department to attain and/or maintain State Certification.

Remain thoroughly familiar with modern best management practices for law enforcement operations as defined by law, training, and current events.

Perform research of law, model policies, training information and other information to develop new or revised policies and procedures.

Serve in the capacity of an auditor/inspector of departmental functions, facilities, equipment, vehicles, and personnel.

Capable of making group presentations of material and guiding discussions of same.

Represent the Chief of Police to all departmental members in issues relating to policy, procedure, and State Certification.

Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.


· Employee Values: All employees of the City of Chattahoochee Hills are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

· Must be a U.S. Citizen to meet P.O.S.T. standards.

· Must possess and maintain valid P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification.

· Must have or can obtain Certification Manager training within 6 months of appointment.

· High School diploma (or GED equivalent), completion of the required in-service training with a Field Training Officer, and three (3) years of community policing experience; or any equivalent combination of education, specialized training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

· Must maintain required level of proficiency and certification in the use of firearms and evasive action/driving skills and possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.

· Must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in urban, rural, and community-based police operations.

· Must be willing to serve in a variety of environments, including aquatic, all-terrain foot patrol, wooded and wetland areas, and be adaptable to using applicable vehicles and equipment for such areas.

· Four (4) years of full-time law enforcement experience to include two (2) years of full- time investigative experience working major crimes. Priority will be given to those applicants who have worked in a small agency and have familiarization will aspects of ALL types of investigatory cases. Applicants must not have been separated from law enforcement service for more than five (5) years at the time of application.


· Completed the 40-hour Criminal Investigation Fundamentals class, along with Interviews and Interrogations, Search and Seizure for Law Enforcement, or the equivalent. Additional classes specifically related to Investigations which the applicant has obtained will be considered and given priority.

· A working knowledge of RMS Courtware and CloudCop/ Justice ONE is preferable.

· Property room management training is preferable.

· Knowledge of State requirements relating to the Open Records act, Records Retention, and the State Certification program

· PowerDMS software knowledge.

· State Certification manager/ Assessor training.

The City of Chattahoochee Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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