Position reports to the Shift Lieutenant through the Shift Sergeant. Makes arrests of persons who violate State of Georgia criminal/traffic laws and City of Thomasville ordinances. Patrols specific beat on foot and in patrol car. During patrol employee checks doors, windows, and premises of buildings. Transports prisoners to jail or Police Department. Attends court as arresting officer. Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests when necessary. Directs traffic and works school crossing guard duty on occasion. Monitors traffic and issues citations for violators. Attends fires or accidents in assigned area and gives all possible assistance to Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. Assists other officers as needed. Performs road checks for routine license/insurance checks. Completes all necessary reports to maintain police records. Monitors for automobile parking in restricted areas and issues citations to violators when necessary. Maintains law and order in crowds and attends parades, funerals, or other public gatherings. Operates two-way radio to dispatch patrol cars to the scene of a disturbance or crime.
Must be graduate of recognized Law Enforcement Academy and successfully passed all aspects of Field Officer training. Should have the ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality. Should have the ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and be able to record them clearly and completely. Should have good oral and written communication skills. Should have the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Should be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Should have the ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms and in the operation of motor vehicles. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Should be at least 21 years of age. Must be willing to be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose a criminal record. Must be willing to submit to a voice stress analysis and submit to a psychological evaluation. Must be certified or capable of becoming certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act. Must posses or be able to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license. Must demonstrate on and off duty conduct that does not bring discredit to the officer, the department, or the City.
This position is currently accepting applications.