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Police Officer

Lake City

Listing Summary

Essential Responsibilities

  • Patrols an assigned area in a police vehicle, on bicycle or on foot;
  • answers calls for protection of life and private property and the enforcement of City, County and State laws;
  • directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion;
  • testifies in court in connection with criminal prosecution;
  • serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and unusual incidents observed;
  • completes and passes annual training requirements, to include firearms qualifications.

Required Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED);
  • Georgia POST Certification OR

Ability to attend and pass Georgia POST Mandate Training

  • Possession of valid Georgia Driver's License.
  • Ability to meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, agility, and general health as determined by a physician during a pre-employment physical
  • Ability to pass a background investigation (No felonies and no misdemeanors involving theft or dishonesty) and pre-employment psych evaluation

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting Pay
    • $39,000 without current Georgia POST Certification
      •  Increase to $41,500 upon completion of training
    • Up to $44,000 with current Georgia POST Certification
  • Take-home car policy
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • 5% Employee Contribution
    • Vested in 5 Years
  • Optional 457(b) Retirement Program (Employee-only contributions)
  • Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability for Employee
  • Paid Life Insurance for Employee
  • Employer pays Peace Officer Annuity Benefit (POAB) Dues
  • 10 Vacation Days per year (Increases with seniority)
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Sick Leave
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans  

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