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Title

Police Officer 

Location City of Griffin  
Description

Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

  • Patrols an assigned area to detect and deter crime; answers calls for service; conducts foot patrol in high crime areas.
  • Conducts traffic stops and enforces state laws and local ordinances.
  • Assists stranded motorists
  • Investigates reported crimes; investigates traffic accidents.
  • Interviews witnesses, suspects and victims.
  • Obtains search and arrest warrants; assists in conducting search warrants; serves arrest warrants.
  • Makes arrests and transports prisoners to jail facilities.
  • Secures crime scenes and collects evidence.
  • Conducts security checks on banks, residences, schools and local businesses.
  • Resolves conflicts and disputes within the community.
  • Assists other departments or agencies as needed.
  • Completes a variety of reports, including daily and monthly reports, incident and accident reports, citations and summonses, false alarm reports, arrest and booking reports, and case files.
  • Attends court and offers testimony.
  • Completes required training.
  • Assists with security and traffic control at special events.
  • Transports inmates.
  • Provides escort for city workers to the bank.
  • Conducts surveillance in areas of high drug activity.
  • Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Provides courtroom security as assigned.
  • Performs the duties of a K-9 Officer as assigned.
  • Serves as a member of the Special Response Team as assigned.
  • Performs animal control and code enforcement duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements
  • 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.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted activity or any other legally protected status.

The City of Griffin is also proud to have the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The City of Griffin is committed to a work environment that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Together, we strive to enrich our diversity and promote acceptance of the differences of others. We believe diversity strengthens our workforce and inclusion allows us to grow together. This growth will strengthen our work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our citizens.  
Hourly Rate of Pay Minimum of $18.75 per hour to include a $3.00 per hour differential for Certified Officer. Excellent benefit package including generous Pension Plan and take-home vehicle.  
About the Organization The City of Griffin recognizes that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed. If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!


"The City of Griffin shall be a model of excellence in local government: a safe, well planned community with equal opportunity for all." ~ Vision Statement

"In partnership with our community, the mission of the City of Griffin is to protect and enhance the quality of life by providing a high level of service in an efficient and responsive manner for all the citizens." ~ Mission Statement  

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