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Police Officer (Non-Certified & Certified)


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This person in this position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, community policing, crime
prevention, and transportation functions of the City of Douglasville Police Department. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area
within the department based on needs.  


Maintains law and order and protects life and property to include: Patrols assigned geographic area;  

• Receives and responds to dispatched calls;  

• Investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls;  

• Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public buildings, industrial areas and residences; Serves as a counselor
for domestic disputes; Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances;  

• Prepares incident and accident reports;  

• Attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on
cases investigated or reports written;  

• Responds to natural and man-made disasters;  

• Locates defendants and serves criminal warrants;  

• Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes;  

• Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges;  

• Conducts surveillance;  

• Provides assistance to the public as needed;  

• Provides information and guidance regarding victims’ rights;  

• Assesses victims, rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival;  

• Requests assistance of other agencies including emergency and towing services;  

• Processes arrested persons following established procedures;  

• Renders aid to other law enforcement personnel;  

• Attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty;  

• Participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; May serve on the SWAT team;  

• Performs a minimum of twenty training hours to include firearms and legal updates;  

• Transports inmates to and from medical facilities;  

• Works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities;  

· Performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as


Requires Two (2) years of college coursework or an Associates’ degree; or 1) have at least three (3) years of experience as a
Certified Police Officer by the hire date or an equivalent combination of college credit hours and experience as a Certified Police Officer, or certain
Military occupational Specialties; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  


 • Knowledge of law enforcement concepts and terminology, including criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime
prevention; first-aid principles and techniques; report preparation and record keeping; and human behavior theories related to criminology, crisis
intervention and crowd control;  

• Knowledge of laws and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement, including search and seizure, suspect and
prisoners’ rights, and custody and protection of evidence; operational principles and practices of criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime
prevention; court and trial procedures;  

• Knowledge of the use and effects of law enforcement weapons; methods of self-defense and physical restraint;  

• Knowledge of City of Douglasville Police Department policies and procedures and geographic layout of City;  

• Knowledge of vocabulary of technical/specialized fields of law enforcement such as identification,
detention and pathology;  

• Skilled in learning, interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws and regulations;  

• Skilled in reading and interpreting documents such as maps, diagrams and textbooks;  

• Skilled in performing accurate mathematical calculations; comprehending and retaining factual information and applying what
is learned;  

• Skilled in observing and remembering details of events, names, faces, numbers and physical descriptions; preparing
and maintaining clear, accurate and concise reports and files;  

• Skilled in communicating effectively in both oral and written form;  

• Skilled in exercising tact, self-restraint, judgment and strategy in dealing with people of all races, ethnicities and
socio-economic groups and who may have emotional or physical difficulties;  

• Skilled in exercising sound independent judgment in emergency or stressful situations; correctly interpreting a given
situation and taking appropriate action under a variety of conditions;  

• Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies;  

• Ability to operate a computer and various programs;  

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;  

• Ability to obtain higher education requirements, as necessary;  

• Ability to complete a 40-hour police motorcycle school and attend recertification training twice a year and complete
120 hours of accident investigation schooling within the first year of assignment to the unit, as required if assigned to Motor duty;  

• Ability to become certified to operate radar and laser speed detection devices;  

• Ability to complete K9 school, as required if assigned to K-9;  

• Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence and to draw sound conclusions; working ability to
obtain valid information by interview and interrogation;  

• Ability to work rotating shifts, varying hours and be on call 24/7.  



The employee is regularly required to: Have visual acuity in both eyes, normal color vision, good accommodation and no field deficits; 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 is performed 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 on and off the job; 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.   

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of
their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. 

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