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Police Officer

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government; Athens, GA

In progress
Open until filled
Job Function
Other, Non-Department Head

Full Time

Related Topics

Public Safety
Job Location

lexington road athens ga






PO Box 1868
Athens , GA 30603-1868

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1989 as a General Management position.

REPORTS TO: Police Corporal or Sergeant
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System: Employees are trained to become Police Officers. The probationary period includes both a training phase and a work phase. Following official release from ALL training, the work phase requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes; Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to protect and serve, protect life and property, enforce federal, state, and local laws, and conduct criminal investigations. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: building the highest levels of trust and confidence within the community through fair and impartial constitutional policing; patrolling assigned locations; responding to emergency calls; conducting investigations and examining crime scenes; recognizing and protecting constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens; apprehending offenders; administering first aid and CPR; investigating vehicle accidents, providing traffic direction; participating in court activities; preparing/maintaining documentation; providing information/assistance to the general public; and utilizing community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, and constitutional policing philosophies in service delivery to the community. Other duties as assigned or required.

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Job Related Requirements

WORK SCHEDULE: ACCPD has a number of shift assignments providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage. Weekends, holidays and overtime are required from time to time.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, civil disturbance, major crime scenes, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or other incidents as determined by the Deputy Chief of Police, Chief of Police, and/or Assistant County Manager or County Manager.
Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must be a United States Citizen as required by P.O.S.T.

Must be at least 21 years of age; within at least 90 days of your 21st birthday upon application.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Requires ability to obtain and maintain current certification requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act within 6 months of date of hire.

How to Apply

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government; Athens, GA

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia serves a population of over 116,000 people and provides a wide array of services to the community from public safety and public utilities to parks and recreation, planning, waste removal and recycling, and so much more through over 30 Departments of government.

We hope you will take time to explore this opportunity to join a highly professional local government organization and a progressive, vibrant community in the heart of sunny northeast Georgia just 65 miles from the city of Atlanta. Athens offers nationally recognized quality of life, state of the art educational opportunities, endless outdoor recreation, arts, music, and food. If this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply, or to pass on this information to others who might find meaningful public service and a chance to make a difference in our community of interest.

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