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The City of Palmetto Police Department is currently accepting applications for certified Police Officers.
100% City-Paid Employee Medical Insurance
Family Coverage Insurance available (70/30)
Dental Insurance Options
Vacation Leave, Holidays, and Sick Leave
GMA Retirement (100% paid for by the city)
City-Paid POAB Fund
Take Home Car Program
Annual Uniform Allowance
Job Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining law and order and protecting property in the City by investigating criminal activity and patrolling the City of Palmetto.
Complexity: The work involves performing various duties in protecting life and property and enhancing public safety in the City. The incumbent is required to perform varied duties including physical observation, simultaneous operation of vehicle and computer, processing reports and interpersonal communication – often in adverse situations.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to protect the public and ensure a safe environment within the city as well as surrounding communities. Successful implementation of the work results in a safer atmosphere and a decrease in citizen victimization.
Physical Demands: Visual acuity in both eyes, normal color vision; hear in-person, radio and telephone conversations; recognize differences or changes in sound patterns, loudness or pitch; speak audibly and clearly; identify and distinguish smells of different materials; sit or stand for prolonged periods; walk, run, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch; make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movements; maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement; push, pull or drag an adult (averaging 160 pounds); lift and carry boxes of evidence (average 50 pounds); use force to restrain/subdue others; work efficiently for long periods of time.
Work Environment: Work is performed either in an office environment or in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. Must be willing to carry a firearm; mentally and physically capable of taking the life of another, if justified; willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends, on call and holidays; work at any location in the city and travel on specific assignments.
High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree or two (2) years college coursework preferred; valid Georgia Driver’s license US citizen; at least 21 years of age; meet P.O.S.T. requirements for Peace Officer Certification and/or academy admittance pursuant to GA law; successful completion of the pre employment process which includes oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening, polygraph evaluation, and/or voice stress, successful completion of Police Academy; clean P.O.S.T. record a must; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Submit completed application to:
Palmetto Police Department
Attn: Bryan Hergesell, Police Chief
P.O. Box 190, Palmetto, GA 30268
Or email to
Contact Number: 770-463-9068
Starting Pay: $42,054.00
End Date for Applications: Until filled
Link to application: https://www.citypalmetto.com/sites/default/files/fileattachments/administration/page/3381/employment_application.pdfp >