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POSITION TITLE: POLICE OFFICER
REPORTS TO: UNIFORM PATROL SERGEANT
DEPARTMENT: POLICE DEPARTMENT
NATURE OF WORK:
Under general supervision and definite operating procedures, a person in this position patrols the City and responds to calls for service and initiates calls in an effort to detect, stop and apprehend violators of laws and ordinances in order to protect life and property. When on the scene of a violation or disturbance the officer must take the initiative to control the situation, and must exercise considerable judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. In general contact with the public, the officer must achieve a balance between enforcement and maintaining good public relations for the police department. A person in this position does not exercise supervisory controls over other employees. Work requires independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.
AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
The patrol officer has the responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, enforcement of federal, state and local laws and the apprehension of violators of these laws.
The patrol officer duties will consist of the following:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSE
PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Certified Voice Stress Analysis: All applicants are required to take a Voice Stress Analysis. The CVSA is administered at no charge to the applicant.
Physical Agility/Ability Test
All applicants are required to take a psychological examination. The psychological is administered by the department’s psychological consultant at no charge to the applicant.
A background investigator will conduct a thorough background for all applicants.
Applicants must demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate in a structured interview process, which requires the applicant to respond to common police scenarios.
CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
Toxicology Examination (Drug Screen): All applicants must submit to a toxicology examination by a company selected by the City of Doraville.
Complete Medical Examination: All applicants must submit to a medical examination. There is no charge for this physical.
The Doraville Police Department offers police officers many benefits that are competitive with other law enforcement agencies nationwide.
The Cty of Doraville's Current Benefits can be viewed at https://www.doravillepolice.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-2020-Doraville.pdf
WAGES AND BENEFITS
1. Competitive Salary (Starting range between $43,963 & $67,704)* - *Note: Starting Salary shown is post-academy for Basic Recruits
2. Favorable Rotating Schedule
3. Retirement plan
4. Health & Life Insurance
5. Voluntary deferred compensation plan
6. Life insurance
7. Opportunities for promotional advancement
8. Eleven paid holidays
9. Personal Time Off (vacation, ill time, holidays, personal days, bereavement)
10. Ongoing training opportunities
11. Military leave
12. Direct payroll deposit program
13. Uniform/clothing allowance
Under general supervision and definite operating procedures, a person in this position patrols the City and responds to calls for service and initiates calls in an effort to detect, stop and apprehend violators of laws and ordinances in order to protect life and property.