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Police Officer

Buena Vista Police Department

Listing Summary

The City of Buena Vista is currently accepting applications for a FULL-TIME position as a POLICE OFFICER.

We are looking for a responsible Police Officer to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their properties, prevent crime and improve citizens’ quality of life. The goal is to achieve community safety and crime reduction.

The successful candidates will be responsible for investigating crimes, apprehending criminals and working with the community to help reduce the instances of crimes that occur.  If you have a strong dedication to public service and a background in law enforcement, we encourage you to submit an application.



  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a high school graduate or possess equivalency
  • Have a valid Driver’s License
  • Willing to submit to a medical and criminal background check
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships
  • Have adequate interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have sound judgement along with effective decision making skills
  • Be responsible and dependable
  • Be honest and have integrity
  • Possess problem solving skills


  • Deter crimes and serve the community through high-visibility policing
  • Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property
  • Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators
  • Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies
  • Follow rules, guidelines and protocols
  • Conduct initial investigations
  • Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions
  • Foster good public relationships with the community
  • Coordinate operations with other law enforcement agencies


*Interested applicants may pick up an application at City Hall, 136 East 6th Avenue, Buena Vista, Ga. 31803 or mail an application to:

City of Buena Vista, P.O. Box 158, Buena Vista, Georgia 31803

The City of Buena Vista is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications must be turned in to the Clerk’s Office by October 20, 2021.





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