Police Officer

College Park Police Department, GA - College Park, Georgia

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$42,924.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$45,500.00 annual
$48,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$60,000.00 annual

Job Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: 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 College Park Police Department. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the department based on needs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: Maintains law and order and protects life and property. 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 building, industrial areas and residences; 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; locate 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. Duties to include but not limited to court, City Hall security and, transporting inmates to and from medical facilities; may serve as field training officer; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 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, suspects and prisoner’s rights, and custody and protection of evidence; knowledge of College Park Police Department, policies and procedures; geographic layout of City; must be able to perform accurate mathematical calculations; comprehend and retain factual information and apply what is learned; must be able to observe and remember details of events, names, faces, numbers and physical descriptions; prepare and maintain clear, accurate and concise reports and files; must be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form; must be able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; operate the computer and various programs understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Additional Information

Ga Post certified (Police) preferred but not required

Incentives: $1500 for an Associates Degree/ $3000 for a Bachelors. Incentives also available for those with 3 years certified law enforcement experience.


Medical, Dental, ++Pension++, 457, short term and long term disability, holiday/ sick/ annual leave pay.

Shifts: Patrol works 12 hour shifts. Other groups (specialized units) work shifts as assigned, normally 8 hours per day. Overtime as required or approved.

CLOSING DATE Applications for this position will be accepted until filled. Resumes will be accepted however applications must also be completed in order to proceed through the hiring process. *You can complete an online application on the City’s website: www.collegeparkga.com or obtain an application from the Human Resources Department located at 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 & up
  • Education: High school diploma
  • Experience: none

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred; valid Georgia Driver’s license US citizen; at least 21 years of age; meet POST requirements for Peace Officer Certification and/or academy admittance pursuant to GA law; successful completion of the pre-employment process which includes physical agility test, written exam, 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.

Contact Informaton

Investigator Walker

College Park Police Department, GA
3717 College Street
College Park, Georgia 30337
phone: 404-761-3131 X 2261

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