Police Officer

$ 45,179.38

70 S Clayton St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
by City of Lawrenceville

Police Officer

$ 45,179.38

70 S Clayton St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
by City of Lawrenceville


Police Officer
Law Enforcement, Security

Location: Lawrenceville Police Department, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Department: Police
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Hour Per Week: 40+
Rate of Pay: $45,178.38 - $55,045.47
Position Type: Full-Time

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

Job Duties

  • Patrols the city to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Responds to calls for service, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • Performs specialized duties as assigned, including the duties of a Field Training Officer, K-9 Officer, Drug Task Force Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Court Services Officer, etc.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Current certification through the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge Required By The Position -
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, town ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic accident investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the geography and streets of the city.
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures.
  • Skill in the use of a computer
  • Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment.
  • Skill in operating radios and communications equipment.
  • Skill in operating radar equipment.
  • Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements

  • The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, crouching or stooping.  The employee must occasionally lift light or heavy objects, use equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguish between shades of color, and use the physical force necessary to arrest and restrain persons.
  • The work is performed indoors, in a vehicle, and outdoors.  The employee may be exposed to inclement weather, infectious diseases, and life-threatening situations.  The work requires the use of protective clothing and devices.


70 S Clayton St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046