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Police Officer Recruit

City of Brookhaven

Listing Summary

The City of Brookhaven, located in metro Atlanta, is seeking highly qualified applications to become Police Officers. The successful candidate must pass a series of tests and interviews prior to selection as a candidate.  Once selected, the candidate must complete academy requirements, and if successful, continue to field training assisted by veteran officers in the Police Department.

Essential Duties:
•    Assists with enforcing City, County and State laws when deemed necessary to provide a safe environment for the public.
•    Assists with the preparation of reports on crimes, violations and accidents committed within the City.
•    Assists in providing help to crime victims and the public.
•    Assists in performing security checks of closed businesses and residential areas.
•    Assists in maintaining City car, uniforms, weapons and City property.
•    Attends and testifies in court on behalf of the City.
•    Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred; US citizen; at least 21 years of age; successful completion of the pre-employment process which includes oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening, polygraph evaluation and/or voice stress; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands: Visual acuity in both eyes, normal color vision; hear in-person, radio and telephone conversations; recognize differences or changes in sound patterns, loudness or pitch; speak audibly and clearly; identify and distinguish smells of different materials; sit or stand for prolonged periods; walk, run, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch; make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movements; maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement; push, pull or drag an adult (averaging 160 pounds); lift and carry all sorts of items (average 50 pounds); use force to restrain/subdue others; work efficiently for long periods of time.

Work Environment:  Work is performed in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. Must be willing to carry a firearm; mentally and physically capable of taking the life of another, if justified; willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends, on call and holidays; work at any location in the City and travel on specific assignments.


The City of Brookhaven is an equal opportunity employer.

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