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Police Officer


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The City of Fairburn has the following position available:

                                     Police Officer

                          Salary: $41,015.52 - $57,482.88


To perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, the prevention of crimes; to control vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow and enforce State and local regulations; to perform specialized police work involving detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offenders; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department. Apply problem-solving methods to address identified community problems. 


The Police Officer position has a wide scope of acceptable performance.  It is expected that officers will achieve a higher level of proficiency with each year of pertinent field experience. 


To perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of Police Department operations.   Apply problem-solving methods to solve crimes and identify suspects.  Collect and process forensic evidence from variety of crime scenes and or from traffic crash scenes.




Receives general direction from higher level law enforcement personnel.


Responsible for supervision of probationary officers when serving as Field Training Officer.


ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS—Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  


Essential Functions:


  1. Patrol a designated area of the City by car, on foot, or by bicycle to preserve law and order and discover and prevent the commission of crimes; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.


  1. Respond to general public service and crime victim calls, traffic hazards, stray animal reports, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.


  1. Plan, execute, write and serve warrants; search suspects, vehicles, residences and buildings for evidence, contraband and lost or missing people.


  1. Serve arrest warrants; make arrests for crimes committed under State law or local ordinances; perform booking procedures for new prisoners which involve using handcuffs and other restraints; contact and interview witnesses to gain information.


  1. Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions or indicate the presence of dangerous conditions; process and store evidence and property found at crime scenes; maintain records and enter data into computer as necessary.


  1. Investigate organized crime and gang activities, subjects, groups and representatives relative to assigned area of responsibility; collect intelligence information and produce cases and reports for presentation to the District Attorney.


  1. Initiate a variety of investigations relative to assigned area of responsibility; gather information from witnesses and informants; interview suspects; prepare reports and follow up on investigations.


  1. Process and transport prisoners, suspects and mental patients; take photographs and record fingerprints.


  1. Testify in criminal, juvenile, civil courts and DMV hearings; prepare and process court records.


  1. Maintain and operate specialized police surveillance equipment including transmitters, radios and cameras; conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.


  1. Develop, conduct and participate in training exercises and classes; respond to and resolve questions and concerns; stay abreast of current crime trends and innovative policing techniques.


  1. Perform rescue operations at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time; administer emergency medical aid; lift, drag and carry people away from dangerous situations.


  1. Perform unique duties relative to assigned area of responsibility including investigations and undercover operations.


  1. Perform problem-solving exercises using the S.A.R.A. Model in assigned geographical areas with the goal of reducing or eliminating an identified problem.


  1. Will perform other duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions:


  1. Assist other investigators and police divisions in related investigations.


  1. May serve in a lead capacity in the absence of an immediate supervisor.


  1. Provide news releases to the media; conduct television interviews for public awareness.


  1. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.




Knowledge of:


Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control and investigation.

Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure, and preservation.

Laws governing the apprehension, arrest and custody of accused persons.

Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.

Operations, services and activities of the City.

Operational characteristics of police equipment and vehicles.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Use of the S.A.R.A. model of problem solving for addressing community problems (See attachment).


Ability to:


Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments.

Think clearly and act quickly in emergency situations.

Learn modern management principles and practices.

Use and care for a variety of firearms and other police equipment under stress and from a variety of body positions.

Endure verbal and mental abuse from irate citizens and a hostile public.

Pursue fleeing suspects and perform rescue operations which may involve lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects.

Investigate a variety of crimes.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Speak clearly in front of large audiences including civic groups and students.

Learn, interpret and enforce State laws and City ordinances.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception for:

  • making observations
  • communicating with others
  • reading and writing
  • monitoring assigned activities and operations
  • operating assigned equipment.


Maintain mental capacity which permits:

  • making sound decisions and using good judgment
  • prioritizing work activities
  • demonstrating intellectual capabilities.


Maintain physical condition appropriate to performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:

  • walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • lifting or carrying light to moderate objects
  • operating assigned equipment.




Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:





Successful completion of one year of probationary service as a police officer with the Fairburn Police Department.




Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by course work in police science, criminal justice or a related field.


Incumbents will be required to attend and satisfactorily pass forensic training as dictated by the Training Staff to stay current with changing technology and procedures.




License or Certificate:


Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Georgia driver’s license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Georgia Law Enforcement P.O.S.T. certification.




Environmental Conditions:


Emergency peace control environment; exposure to potentially hostile environments.

Physical Conditions:


Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, running, jumping, standing, sitting, climbing or walking for prolonged periods of time; the ability to load, unload, aim and discharge a firearm.

To appy for this position go to our website, should you have any questions contact Abril Montano in the HR Dept. 770 964-2244 x111.

This position will close on 07/31/2021

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