Police Officer
The City of Sandy Springs, Georgia - Sandy Springs, GA

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Police Officer

Police Department | Police Officer Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and prevention of crimes; controls traffic flow and enforces State and local traffic regulations; participates in and conducts a variety of criminal investigations; provides a high level of customer service and integrate the community into policing activities; participates in community based police activities and programs; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities. Performs other duties as required.

Essential Functions
  • Patrols designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issues warnings and citations.

  • Responds to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, animal control, and related incidents; responds to and provide assistance at a variety of public service type calls that are non-criminal in nature.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed; determines what, if an crime has been committed; identifies, collects, preserves, processes, photographs, and books evidence, locates and interviews victims and witnesses; identifies and interrogates suspects.

  • Prepares and serves search and arrest warrants; apprehends and arrests offenders for crimes committed under Federal, State, and local laws and codes; controls and effectively process individuals under the influences of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.

  • Patrols assigned areas; performs a full range of traffic enforcement duties; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions, assists and advises motorists; use radar to detect speed; issues citations and warnings; investigates traffic accidents; coordinates traffic patterns during special events; conducts special enforcement details including DU; seatbelt; and child safety seat checkpoints.

  • Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency situations; provides traffic and crowd control at parades, festivals, riots, and other events.

  • Provides assistance or backup support to other officer, emergency medical providers, fire department personnel, state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies, other public service agencies, provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis needed.

  • Processes required paperwork during scheduled tour of duty. Requests and process status reports for driver’s licenses and histories, criminal histories, and other information through NCIC and GCIC database.

  • Serves as liaison an public relations officer for the assigned area; established and preserve good relationship with the public; may develop reliable informants and provide intelligence information to divisional and/or departmental personnel; attends community meetings and neighborhood associations on a regular and ad-hoc basis.

  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; may respond to requests for assistance from agencies outside City for mutual aid in the suppression of civil disturbances, apprehension of criminals or other related requests.

  • Participates in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including defensive driving skills, apprehensions and arrest techniques, investigated skills, and general law enforcement skills.

  • Performs a variety of administrative and other types of duties in support of law enforcement services, programs, and activities; attend meting; prepares and submit new releases; maintain and calibrate specialized equipments.

  • Prepares a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, unusual incidents observed; prepares investigative report and case information.

  • Testifies in juvenile, civil, traffic, municipal and criminal courts, and parole and MVR hearings; prepares and presents evidence; responds to mandatory court calls during irregular hours.

  • Answers questions from the public concerning local and State laws, procedures, and activities of department.

  • Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and transports prisoners.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Writes clearly, accurately, concisely, and legibly using correct English, grammatical construction, and spelling, reads and interprets complex technical documents in English.

  • Express him/herself in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals, to people of different socio-economic level, before various public and community groups, and when testifying.

  • Exhibits good customer services skills.

  • Ability to interpret, applies, and makes decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

  • Must have substantive knowledge of and experience with community policing principles and practices and gang and drug oriented programs/strategies.

Contact Information If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application for employment and the Police Department Application Questionnaire. Return your completed documents to clincoln@sandyspringsga.gov . Email is the required method of submission for your application documents. If you are unable to submit your documents by email, please contact Carol Lincoln at 770-206-1466 to discuss alternatives. If you have any questions regarding the SSPD or the recruitment process, contact Officer Nick Smith at 770-551-3306.