Police Officer Job - Columbus Police Department - Columbus, Georgia




January 10, 2014

Columbus Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 12/31/2049
Job Description

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Patrols an assigned zone to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations. Responds to calls relayed by communications officers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others. Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes. Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; summons witnesses. Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary. Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary and assists motorists. Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, ball games, and school crossings. Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary. Transports inmates. Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports. Inspects and maintains an assigned patrol car and uniform. Prepares and serves criminal warrants. May be assigned to the C.A.R.E.S. Alarms Unit, Metro Narcotics Task Force, D.A.R.E., Crime Stoppers, or Conditional Discharge programs. Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes; and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service. Performs other related duties as assigned.

High School Diploma or GED. No experience requirements. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with a high school education. Possess a valid state driver's license. Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.

Additional Information

Salary Information

  • $36,390.19 - High School
  • $37,221.92 - Associate's
  • $38,470.44 - Bachelor's
  • $39,718.96 - Master's
  • PLUS ($2,000 signing bonus and $1,000 relocation incentive for any relocation over 50 miles)
Job Requirements
  • Age : 21+
  • Education : HS or GED
  • Experience : None
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $36,390   annual

    Contact Information

    Recruiting Office
    dellmer@columbusga.org
    Columbus Police Department
    510 10th Street
    Columbus, Georgia 31902
    ph: (706)653-3154


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