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Police Offcer


Listing Summary

The City of Auburn Police Department seeks applicants for Police Officer(s).

Starting salary $45,144.84 annually.

Essential functions include responding to calls for domestic disturbances, fighting performing crowd and traffic control, enforcing state and city ordinances, providing motorized, foot and bicycle patrol to residential and business areas.

Responding to calls for service and emergency assistance; rendering aid to physically injured, handicapped and others including but not limited to victims of accidents criminal incidents, natural disasters, investigating safety hazards and taking action to correct potential problem areas.  Investigates violation of state laws and city ordinances and arrests violators using that degree of force necessary in accordance with state law and department policy.  Enforces traffic laws to curtail violations.  Maintains physical condition necessary to perform official duties and day-to-day operations.

Secures crime scenes to identify and collect evidence present.  Participates in job related training and courses to maintain skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to perform duties.  Provide public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.  Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.  Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.  Testify in court to present evidence.  Patrol specific areas on foot, bicycle, or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.

Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.  Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.  Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses.  Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.  Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.  Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle ordinances.  Process prisoners and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pretrial process.

Required knowledge includes knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and the democratic political process.  Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, date property and institutions.

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Knowledge of human behavior and performances.  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning.  Knowledge of transmission broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems. 

Skills required include:  Judgment and decision making, active listening; giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand points being made.  Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.  Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.  Negotiating by bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.  Positive persuasion by persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 

Abilities include inductive reasons, oral comprehension and expression, speech clarity, problem sensitivity, far vision, speech recognition, deductive reasoning, and reaction time.

Job activities include Operating vehicles, mechanized devices, and equipment, resolving conflicts and negotiating with others, identifying objects, actions, and events; making decisions and solving problems communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates; communicating with persons outside the organization and evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.

Physical requirement to maintain physical condition necessary to perform official duties and day-to-day operations, operate job related equipment, including lethal and non-lethal weapons, radios, handcuffs, fire extinguisher, first aid kid, crime scene kit, photography equipment and any other equipment as needed.

This position is a sworn appointed position/hourly employee.  Police Patrol Officers work a 12-hour schedule that coincides with their assigned patrol shift assignment.  The Police Patrol Office position is assigned on a 24/7 schedule.  Ability to work in all weather conditions.

Starting salary $45,144.84 annually.


• High School diploma, Associates Degree is preferred but not mandatory.

• Minimum of 21 years of age.

• No Felony convictions

• Must be a citizen of the United States.

• Must meet/pass department’s background requirements.

• Must pass a fit for duty physical and drug screen.

• Work evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts as required.



• Medical Insurance

• Dental Insurance

• Life/AD&D Insurance

• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

• Wellness Program

• Vision Insurance

• Retirement Savings Plans

• Take Home Car Program

• Vacation Leave, Holidays, and Sick Leave

Only candidates that meet all the minimum requirements above will be considered.  The City of Auburn has been certified as a Drug-Free Workplace by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  All job applicants for the City must undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment.

Please contact the City of Auburn, Police Department for more information or visit us on-line


Phone:(770) 513-8657


The position is open until filled.

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