Police OfficerChatham County Government
Savannah, GA Full time
Posted on August 26, 2017
POSITION: POLICE OFFICER DEPARTMENT: Police SALARY RANGE: $39,560 - $63,296 APPLY BY: Until Filled Job Summary: Under the direction of a Command Officer, provides direct public safety services to the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Chatham County. Ensures the enforcement of all Federal, State, local laws and ordinances within the jurisdiction of the County in coordination with other Police Departments in surrounding jurisdictions. Provides information and assistance to motorists, pedestrians, and the general public as it relates to law enforcement functions. Maintains a highly visible presence within the community. Evaluates the need to advise suspects of their constitutional rights and advises all arrested individuals. Enforces all traffic laws and issues citations for violations. Responds to calls and/or complaints from citizens. Investigates misdemeanor crimes and traffic accidents and makes arrests. Maintains all appropriate reports and records of criminal and arrest activity. Collects evidence at crime scenes and interviews witnesses. Maintains security and possession of a firearm and related equipment at all times. Mediates civil disputes. Conducts criminal investigations, interviews witnesses, and delivers Miranda warnings. Transports and interrogates suspects, places suspects in detention, and completes necessary paperwork. Performs a variety of community outreach policing duties. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. Performs other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Possess knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws governing police activities and operations, including all related criminal and civil laws and ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing needs and situations. Ability to quickly learn the geographical layout of the County. Ability to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, inventiveness and strength of character in the performance of assigned tasks. Possess effective oral and written communication skills. Possess knowledge of tactical response and rescue operations. Special Requirements: Current Georgia Peace Officer Certification or current out-of-state certification.