Police Officer (Certified)

City of Newnan - Newnan, GA3.7

City of Newnan

Certified Police Officer

Looking for a change in departments or just starting out? Newnan Police Department is the place to be. We are a Community Oriented Police Department striving to keep Newnan a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

The Newnan Police Department is a State Certified Agency. We offer advanced training opportunities, rotating 12 hour shifts, specialized units, such as SRT, Bike Patrol, and Drug and Vice, SRO, Traffic Unit and others.

We have a take home vehicle program to help keep a high visibility of police presence in the neighborhoods. We encourage training to reach the levels of certification offered by POST Council. We believe in providing our Officers with the equipment and training they need to do their job and for the citizens to have a well-trained and capable police department to assist them with their problems.

This is an opportunity to contribute to a great team which helps keep this City vital, safe, and functioning well. The City of Newnan offers a work environment within an established and growing community that will provide professional development and the opportunity to make a difference.

Located just off I-85 south of Atlanta, Newnan is perfect for the young and old alike. With 41,000 residents, Newnan is a growing community with a small town feel which is both traditional and yet, progressive. Newnan offers rich cuisine, historical architecture, and the kindness and charm of the residents who represent "Southern Living" in this picturesque landscape.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operates a patrol vehicle or walks on an assigned shift to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
Enforces all State and local laws pertaining to criminal, civil, and traffic offenses and ensures the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.
Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional necessary information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc; helps investigate crimes and collect evidence; conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
Assists the general public with services including education on crime prevention, provision of general information, assistance with auto or home lockouts, general complaints, stranded motorists, and provides escort services for banks, funerals, and other business.
Makes arrests, completes arrest records, and testifies in court; writes clear, concise reports in order to ensure legal procedures are followed, court testimony is complete and accurate, and evidence is collected and maintained with exact details.
Directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
Maintains vehicle and other issued equipment.
Participates in various in-service and special training programs.
Prepares a variety of reports.
May be assigned specific collateral duties such as administrative, special response team, special operations, narcotics, K-9, investigations, animal control, etc.

Must be a POST Certified Officer in Good Standing

Valid driver's license free of suspensions or revocations, criminal history investigation, drug screen and physical required.

$17.04/hour + DOE

Closes March 16