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Newnan Police Department is actively hiring an experienced and dedicated Detective 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.

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:

Under the limited supervision of the Detective Sergeant, performs difficult protective service work investigating criminal activity, interviewing and/or interrogating victims, witnesses and/or suspects, gathering evidence, preparing reports, testifying in court, and related work as apparent or assigned.

Receives civil complaints and makes general information reports; obtains written or tape-recorded statements, depositions, or admissions; questions or interrogates complainants, witnesses, and suspects; apprehends suspects and makes arrests.

Prepares and serves search warrants.

Searches crime scenes for and secures evidence to be reported for classification.

Provides for witness or victim preparation and management including transportation, as necessary.

Contacts other agencies and law enforcement jurisdictions to exchange information including, but not limited to, military, NCIC, FBI, DEA, ATF, and other criminal history or intelligence resources.

Prepares, submits, and follows-up on crime laboratory requests.

Reviews cases being prepared for trial with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful prosecution.

Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made; consults with prosecutors and prepares case report for court action; testifies in court.

Assists in obtaining, enhancing, preparing, or presenting exhibits or other evidence in court as required.

Coordinates with the Medical Examiner assigned to handle officer involved death investigations.

Conducts sensitive investigations into allegations of official misconduct or violations of law by public officials or police officers; conducts internal affairs investigations as required.

Conducts detailed criminal case analysis following the arrest and charging of a suspect, with emphasis on counteracting specific legal defenses.

Provides review and/or analysis of fraud, white-collar crime, forgery, or special inquiry court cases as requested.

Assists in case reviews or plea bargaining negotiations with defense counsel as requested by the prosecuting attorney.

Locates and interviews those listed on defense witness lists.

Assists in providing training to department officers in the area of criminal investigations.

Maintains normal availability by radio, beeper, or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five (5) years' experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or an equivalent combination of related training and experience.

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

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

Base Pay Range $63,204.96 - $97,974.24

Experience and Education Incentives

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% City Contribution into a 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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