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Police Officer

City of Clarkston

Listing Summary

Job Responsibilities:

All Clarkston police officers are responsible for the following:

  • Assist fellow officers with interdepartmental tasks and city-related activities
  • Perform rescues
  • Provide direction and information to the general public
  • Resolve disputes and deter community criminal activity
  • Compile reports
  • Prepare cases for trial
  • Attend court appearances
  • Properly maintain and update records
  • Consistently work to achieve the highest level of cooperation
  • Make sure he/she performs effectively and efficiently to uphold City of Clarkston law

All officers operate on 12-hour work shifts.

Major duties

  • Routinely detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations in the City of Clarkston
  • Respond to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic disruptions, lost or missing persons searches, public service responsibilities, and stranded motorists, among many others.
  • Consistently enforce Federal, State, and local law via arrests
  • Protect civil rights of those in custody
  • Issue traffic and parking warnings and citations to enforce the law
  • Routinely inspect roadways, bridges, and traffic signs/signals, reporting hazardous conditions accordingly
  • Investigate accidents and other incidents by interviewing victims, witnesses, and compliance, gathering any pertinent information and securing the scene
  • Detain, arrest, and process offenders and fugitives, summoning witnesses
  • Assist other officers whenever necessary
  • Provide CPR and first-aid services to victims as needed
  • Provide traffic direction for parades, funerals, sports events, and school crossings, among others
  • Present evidence in testimony in courts of law
  • Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases
  • Properly complete all required reports and forms, including incident reports
  • Inspect and maintain their assigned car and uniform in accordance with departmental procedure
  • Serve criminal and traffic warrants on misdemeanor and felony suspects
  • Complete all required training
  • Complete required community projects


  • High school diploma or valid equivalent
  • Associate’s degree or two (2) years relevant college coursework
  • Valid GA driver’s license
  • US Citizenship
  • At least 21 years of age

Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified applicants will be preferred.

Each applicant must successfully complete the pre-employment process, which includes:

  • Oral interview
  • Background check
  • Criminal record and traffic history check
  • Medical and drug screening
  • Polygraph evaluation and/or voice stress
  • Police Academy completion

We are looking for an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Yearly salary and bonuses

Currently offering signing bonus.

  • Entry level/POST Academy training: $39,520 - NON CERTIFIED
  • Certified (POST) Police Officer: $44,990 starting (12-hour shifts)
  • Signing bonus for Georgia Certified Officers: $3,000
  • Signing bonus for non-certified applicants: $1,000
  • 5% increase after 12 month working probation

Police Officer applications will be accepted until all Clarkston Police Department positions are filled.

Any further questions? Contact Sgt. G. Trumble at 404-292-9465 and email or Sgt. D. Bulcher at



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