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Police Sergeant

City of Clarkston

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Police Sergeant

City of Clarkston, Ga

Hourly – $24.82 an hour ($54,206 annually)

Signing Bonus - $3,000 with a two (2) year contract



Job Description
Responsible for managing assigned staff and police programs. This position is classified as non-exempt. Job Responsibilities/Duties

Functions as a first line supervisor.
Supervises, trains, and directs police officers.
Patrols an assigned area, generally by vehicle, to prevent crimes and enforce laws and ordinances.
Serves warrants and makes arrests.
Directs traffic, operates traffic enforcement equipment and issues traffic citations.
Gathers and labels evidence and takes photographs and fingerprints for court case preparation.
Interviews witnesses and suspects, retains statements and depositions, and writes investigative reports.
Files charges before appropriate judge, arrests suspects, and takes suspects before judge for arraignment and setting of bond.
Appears in court as required.
Fosters good police-community relations among residents in the community, works with community groups to inform citizens of police department activity and crime prevention.
Keeps records of activities and makes reports concerning crimes, complaints, accidents, and investigations.
Shares information and works with other law enforcement agencies as directed and appropriate.
Develops and implements community oriented policing programs as assigned.
Prepares related reports.
Inspects and evaluates assigned subordinate’s reports and observations, correcting observed deficiencies and maintaining established standards counseling, training, and disciplining, etc.
Directs field activities of subordinates ensuring that proper policies and procedures are followed and takes command in the event of major incidents.
May conduct roll call, briefing, and training.
Receives instructions from higher authority as to duties to be performed.
Prepares employee evaluations and conducts timely performance appraisals/coaching’s.
Schedules employees" vacations and compensatory time off.
Conducts squad meetings, relaying information from previous shifts and surrounding areas.
Informs officers of new policies or laws and any upcoming changes in existing policies and laws.
Responds to the scene of major incidents to ensure that they are completed satisfactorily.
Accepts citizen complaints and investigates as much as possible and recommends action when applicable.
Investigates incidents of minor policy violations by officers.
Assists on calls for service and enforces laws and ordinances.
Checks officers arrests for legalities.
Functions in the role of a police officer as necessary.
Conducts routine inspections of in-car camera systems and body-worn cameras.
Monitors and evaluates officers use of force.
Assists in routine maintenance and inspection of fleet patrol vehicles.
Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations and Dept. S.O.P


Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED equivalent
Five years police experience
Georgia Peace Officer Certification
Preferred Qualifications
Supervisory Experience or combination of time of service and assignments to include but not limited to Field Training Officer, Criminal Investigations, Master Patrol Officer, corporal, sergeant or officer in charge.



Ability to direct and motivate employees; ability to supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff; knowledge of federal, state, and local laws; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, departmental policy, rules, regulations, and laws; knowledge of the use and care of vehicles, firearms, and specialized equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, judicial officials, and the general public; ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action.


Core Competencies:
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and citizen.
Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.


Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid Class "C" Driver’s License prior to application, Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check.
Must have good oral and written communication skills and have the ability to follow oral and written instructions of moderate complexity.
Must have the ability to exercise an initiative in dealing with routine problems.
Must have knowledge of statutory law, city and department policies and procedures, and basic principles of supervision.
Must be in good physical condition.


Physical Requirements
The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, crouching, or stooping. The work also requires the ability to climb stairs and to work at varying heights. The employee occasionally lifts light or heavy objects, uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color and must have vision acuity to read and recognize objects at various distances. The employee must also use the physical force necessary to arrest and restrain persons.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Extensive travel throughout assigned designated patrol area via foot and auto; exposure to emotionally stressful, hostile, dangerous, emergency situations and/or condition; outside working conditions with exposure to extreme weather condition. The work is performed indoors, in a vehicle, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to inclement weather, noise, dirt, dust, contagious or infectious diseases, and life-threatening situations. The work requires the use of protective clothing and devices.


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: The essential functions of this position require the use of special garments such as a uniform, gun, and/or gun belt with accessories, intermediate weapon, and body-worn camera.


Performs other duties as assigned.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EOE Application Special Instructions

How to Apply

Application is available on the city website:

Contact Sgt. G. Trumble to turn in completed applications at:


3921 Church Street

Clarkston, GA 30021



  • City paid defined retirement through GMA, vested at five years
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accrued Vacation at 96 hours a year
  • Accrued Sick leave



  • 12-hour shift
  • Every other weekend off



  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


Work Location:

  • One location


Work Remotely:

  • No


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