Police Officer
DeKalb County, GA - Tucker, GA

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Participates in the necessary law enforcement training to enforce the law, maintain order, protect life and property, and investigate and prevent crime during a one-year probationary period.


Attends classroom, field, and on the job training sessions including weapon use, high speed/defensive driving, the study of criminal/traffic laws, codes and ordinances, traffic control, the use of communications and speed monitoring equipment, self defense, booking procedures, evidence collections, first aid, report preparation, etc.

Responds to call for assistance and/or help.

Patrols all assigned areas for enforcement of laws and prevention of crime.

Issues warning, citations and/or arrests violators.

Investigates suspicious conditions, activities or persons and takes appropriate action.

Maintains log of daily activities.

Watches for and makes investigations of wanted/missing persons or stolen property.

Investigates and prepares detailed reports of traffic accidents.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED. Must be 20 years of age, a citizen of the United States and possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. A combination of training and experience above the minimum requirements will be considered.

Supplemental Information:

Evaluation will consist of : Education, Experience, Driver's License, MVR Review, Drug Screening, Physical Agility, Polygraph/Background Investigation/Fingerprints, Written Test, Oral Interview, Psychological Testing.

Background. The backgrounds of applicants for public safety positions are checked through the Georgia Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center. Previous tickets, misdemeanor arrests and/or convictions will be evaluated on an individual basis and do not necessarily eliminate you from further consideration of employment. An extensive background examination will include personal and employment reference checks, inquiries into your personal behavior including a review of any past drug or alcohol abuse, and military record (if applicable). A physical, drug screen, polygraph, and psychological exam are also required. For Police Officers, POST certification guidelines specify any convictions of theft, violation of controlled substance laws, sexual offenses, or three or more misdemeanors in the immediate past five years (to include reckless driving, DUI, homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, or impersonating a law enforcement officer) are grounds for disqualification.

Training. All persons hired as sworn Police, including those with previous experience, are placed in a training academy. Police also have an on-the-job field training program. These academies are both physically and mentally demanding. You will be required to take multiple written exams of which a predetermined number of test failures result in termination of employment. You will also be required to pass a pre-employment physical agility test to gain entrance into the academy and must pass a post academy physical agility test to graduate from the academy.

Shift Work. DeKalb Police Officers are required to work rotating shifts and have rotating days off. Police Officers are also subject to assignment at any precinct within DeKalb County.

Duties. Police Officers personnel perform a variety of tasks beyond law enforcement and/or responding to fires such as rendering first aid at emergency scenes and responding to automobile accidents or other emergencies where life and property are in jeopardy or where hazardous chemicals may be present.

Environment. If employed, you will be required to work outdoors in all kinds of weather. You will be required to work in hot and humid conditions, outside, inside, as well as other unpleasant environments/conditions. Police will spend shifts patrolling in a squad car by him/herself.