High school diploma or GED equivalent and Basic Law Enforcement certification required.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain Basic Law Enforcement certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A thorough background investigation will be conducted by the City of South Fulton Police Department on all applicants who pass the initial phase of the application process. The background investigation includes, but is not limited to the following: polygraph examination, fingerprinting, criminal/driver’s history, and employment history. Upon an offer of employment, a psychological interview and a medical examination will be required.
All applicants for employment with the City of South Fulton Police Department are subject to a thorough background investigation to verify the accuracy of statements provided within the application, and to confirm your qualification for employment.
All applicants must successfully pass the minimum Physical Fitness/Agility standards and testing for running, sit-ups, and push-ups administered by the City of South Fulton Police Department. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License at the time of appointment and be at least twenty (20) years of age. All applicants must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act: Be a citizen of the United States; Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.); Not have been convicted by any state or the federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for the purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of a motor vehicle when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered; Be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; Be of good moral character as determined by established standards and procedures; Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or designated representative(s) to determine applicant's appearance, background, and ability to communicate; Be found, after examination by a licensed physician to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer; and Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the council in conformity with state and federal law. Such examination shall be administered prior to entrance to the basic course. The law enforcement council may change or modify such examination and shall establish the criteria for determining satisfactory performance on such examination. Peace officers who do not perform satisfactorily on the examination shall be ineligible to retake such examination for a period of six (6) months after an unsuccessful attempt. The provisions of this paragraph establish only the minimum requirements of academy entrance examinations for peace officer candidates in this state; each law enforcement unit is encouraged to provide such additional requirements and any pre-employment examination as it deems necessary and appropriate.
All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make corrections before submitting. Errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. We do not accept additional information after applications are received by the Human Resources Department.
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to protect life and property, to deter criminal activity, and to enforce all local, state and federal laws, statutes and regulations. Officers within this class may also serve as a Field Training Officer (FTO) and may possesss specialized certifications depending on area of assignment.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle or on foot, to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations; inspects doors, windows, and premises of residential/commercial buildings/properties to ensure security or to detect suspicious conditions; responds to active alarms at residences, businesses, and industries; maintains high visibility in the community.
Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers, including domestic disputes, abuse, assaults, burglaries, thefts, fatalities, traffic accidents, property damage, alarms, bomb threats, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, unattended deaths, public service duties, stranded motorists, or dangerous drivers.
Prevents/discovers commission of crime; writes citations; pursues fleeing suspects; apprehends, arrests and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders as appropriate; assists in booking inmates into jail; transports arrestees, prisoners, members of the general public, or other individuals as required.
Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; secures crime scenes; prepares investigative reports and sketches; participates in court activities; testifies in judicial proceedings.
Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters, which may include lifting, dragging or carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing/evacuating people from particular areas, administering medical aid, or extinguishing small fires.
Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary; provides emergency response on a twenty-four-hour basis as needed; provides assistance to other law enforcement or public service agencies as appropriate.
Establishes road blocks; administers roadside field sobriety tests; writes citations; identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists stranded motorists; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards.
Performs other duties including monitoring and responding to calls for assistance, investigating accidents and reported crimes, interviewing citizens, conducting searches, pursuing fleeing and subduing resisting suspects, effecting arrests, and processing and transporting prisoners.
Communicates with command/supervisory personnel during emergency response and critical incidents.
Inspects and maintains assigned police vehicle, uniform, weapons, and equipment.
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds more than posted limits.
Participates in court activities; prepares cases for prosecution; reviews and maintains reports; meets with attorneys to discuss prosecution of cases; testifies in judicial proceedings as needed.
Performs research functions as needed; researches criminal histories and location of individuals via computer.
Responds to complaints and questions related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, and related issues.
Maintains records, logs, and files of work activities; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, and other materials for reference and/or review.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; responds to requests for service or assistance; communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including logs, evidence sheets, criminal history reports, warrants, subpoenas, general orders and laws, codes and ordinances; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including logs, accident and incident reports, property/evidence sheets, citations, booking sheets, etc.; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Operates or uses various equipment associated with law enforcement in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains police vehicle, firearms, taser, emergency equipment, radio/communications equipment and other law enforcement tools and equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
Communicates with supervisors, officers, employees, other departments, dispatchers, law enforcement agencies, fire personnel, emergency/medical personnel, court officials, attorneys, victims, complainants, prisoners, suspects, the media, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to obtain information, coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Depending on area of assignment, may also conduct internal investigations, conduct major crimes investigations, assist with police recruitment, conduct crime prevention training, participate in neighborhood watch meetings, and visit schools.
Serve as Field Training Officer
Performs other related duties as required