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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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred but not mandatory; valid Georgia drivers 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 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; equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Agility Requirements

College Park (GA) Police Agility Test Video

Physical Agility Testing will require that all applicants be able to perform the following activities:

  • 25 Push-Ups in one minute
  • 30 Sit-Ups in one minute
  • 6/10 of a mile in 8 1/2 minutes or less
  • Be able to drag a 150 pound dummy 25 meters (~82 feet)

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College Park City Hall
3667 Main St.
College Park, GA 30337
Phone: (404) 767-1537