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Police Officer-Certified


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Newnan Police Department is actively hiring experienced and dedicated Police Officers to serve our community, providing professional law enforcement services, while focusing on preserving the peace and enhancing the quality of life for citizens, businesses and visitors in Newnan.

Patrol - Traffic - Bike - Motorcycle - K9 - Drug & Vice - SRO - SWAT

The Newnan Police Department is a State Certified agency and serves as a leader in the public safety community. We offer advanced training opportunities, rotating twelve-hour shifts, take home vehicles, modern equipment, specialized unit assignments, and a team-based work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol City of Newnan streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law.

  • Prevent, detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.

  • Respond to emergencies and investigate accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs and take appropriate law enforcement action.

  • Conduct follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift.

  • Prepare cases for testimony and testifies in court proceedings.

  • Accurately complete required reports and records.

  • Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances

  • Coordinate and cooperate with other City departments, law enforcement agencies and other legal entities as needed and assigned.


Georgia Basic Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Officer in good standing.

Successfully complete pre-employment background check to include:

  • Valid US driver's license free of suspensions or revocations

  • Written Basic Aptitude Test

  • Physical Abilities Test

  • Background Investigation

  • Psychological Screening

  • Polygraph Examination

  • Medical Physical and Drug Screening

High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by completion of basic police officer training program.

  • Base Pay Range $57,330 - $73,000
  • Experience and Education Incentives
  • Overtime and Special Assignments Available

Starting hourly rate based on experience, education and higher-level certifications

Position is Full-time, non-exempt and eligible for our excellent benefit options:

  • Health, Dental, Vision for employee and family at remarkably affordable pricing, plan available with no cost to employee

  • Basic Life Insurance for employee and family at no cost to employee, additional Voluntary Life options for employee and family

  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account linked to provider for ease of use

  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance options available

  • Retirement benefits-10% into 401a account

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan options

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for continued education

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Vacation - Holiday - Sick - Comp paid time accruals

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the number of qualified applicants has been received or until the position is filled. This posting may close at any time without notice.

The City of Newnan's goal is to hire and provide a highly qualified workforce, to employ, train and maintain a quality workforce of highly effective and efficient individuals; to treat City staff with fairness, respect and dignity; to create and foster a healthy work environment promoting high morale, ethics and job satisfaction; to encourage employees to identify opportunities which will improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The City of Newnan is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We value inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Newnan, GA. The City of Newnan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender orientation, national origin, disability or any category protected by applicable federal or state law. All candidates are encouraged to apply.


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