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Police Officer Alpharetta

City of Alpharetta, Georgia

City of Alpharetta, Georgia Alpharetta GA Georgia

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Police Officer

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Police Officer


$49,280.00 - $60,155.00 Annually


Alpharetta, GA

Job Type

Full time


Public Safety

Job Number



6/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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Job Summary & General Information

Under general direction of a Police Sergeant or other supervisory/management staff, performs a variety of duties related to the protection of public health, safety, and welfare and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; provides traffic enforcement and control; and carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.
• Maintains a current knowledge of criminal law, city ordinances and other critical elements of law enforcement and peacekeeping.
• Patrols assigned zone to maintain visibility, observe, and deter possible criminal activity.
• Responds to all requests for assistance relayed by communications officers.
• Issues tickets to moving and parked traffic violators; impounds abandoned vehicles as warranted.
• Assumes control at traffic accidents, assists victims, and investigates causes of accidents.
• Directs traffic and assists motorists, attends to malfunctioning traffic signals, monitors school crossings, provides escort for funeral processions or other situations.
• Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims. Processes crime scenes; collects, analyzes, and preserves evidence for court use. Contacts complainants and/or victims of crimes to inform them of progress of investigations.
• Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil, and other official papers. Seizes evidence and contraband uncovered in such duties.
• Conducts surveillance of known and suspected criminals. Works undercover to obtain evidence of criminal activity and further investigations. Directs and documents the activities of confidential informants.
• Detains, apprehends, and arrests, criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests. Transports arrestees to detention centers and oversees booking.
• Serves as a witness in court as required.
• Investigates complaints, accidents, or hazardous conditions, which might endanger public safety.
• Investigates and reports fires or other related events, provides backup and security and crowd control for Fire Department/EMS or other officials.
• Prepares various official reports as required; submits reports to superior officer.
• Maintains uniforms, weapons and other assigned equipment in functional and presentable condition.
• Transports mental patients and detainees to prescribed locations as necessary.
• Answers questions asked by the general public; works with juveniles and adults in related matters; refers public to persons or agencies which can provide further assistance as required.
• Watches for wanted or missing persons and lost children; administers first-aid to the injured in emergencies; reports stray animals to proper authorities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Master Police Officer – Criteria
• Completed seven years of continuous service as an Alpharetta Police Officer.
• Completed the Georgia State "POST certified" Intermediate Police Officer certification.
• Completed the Georgia State "POST certified" Advanced Police Officer certification.
• Obtain and have the written recommendation from the Police Officer's immediate supervisor.
• Obtain and have the written recommendation from the Police Officer's Captain.
• Obtain approval from the Director of Public Safety for the Police Officer to advance to Master Police Officer.
• Obtain approval from the City Administrator for the Police Officer to advance to Master Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Operations and standard operating procedures of a Police Department.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses.
• Modern methods, procedures, and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile programs, record keeping, records management, automated records systems, search and seizure, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
• Care, maintenance, and operation of firearms and other modern police equipment.
• Principles and practices of data collection and analysis.
• Methods and techniques of report preparation and writing.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Principles and practices used in the identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence.
• Techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force.
• Methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims, or suspects.
• Investigative techniques, procedures, and sources of information.
• Principles and applications of public relations.
• Geography of the local area.
• Standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
• Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Interpret and explain law enforcement policies and procedures.
• Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments. Function with a significant degree of independence.
• Gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and evidence and reach sound conclusions.
• Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
• Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment.
• Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, video systems, and radars. Judge situations/people accurately.
• Think clearly and act quickly in a variety of situations. Conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations.
• Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects.
• Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places.
• Control violent people and affect arrests.
• Administer first aid.
• Prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence.
• Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
• Meet standards for physical endurance, agility, health, and vision.
• Work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, holidays, and varied shifts.
• Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.
• High school diploma or GED equivalency.
• At least 21 years of age.
• Graduation from a P.O.S.T. Certified Georgia Police Academy. Additional certifications may be required for specialized assignments.
• In-service training with the Field Training Officer.
• Must maintain required level of proficiency and certification in the use of firearms and evasive action/driving skills.
• Must complete minimum of 20 hours of required in-service training annually to maintain P.O.S.T. certification.
• Must be a United States citizen.
• Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

Physical Demands

Physical: Continuous transporting up to 30 lbs.; working outdoors. Frequent reaching at shoulder height; upward and downward flexion of neck; side-to-side turning of neck; lifting up to 10 lbs. below and at waist level; strong or power grasp of evidence, property, suspects; tight grasp, wrist and arm movement to manipulate baton; fine manipulation of paperwork; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; light grasp and finger control of radio and telephone; moderate grasp, reach and manipulation of steering wheel. Occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending and stooping, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching above shoulder height, kneeling, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist; lifting of items weighing from 11 to over 100 lbs. below and at waist level, either with or without assistance; transporting items weighing 26-50 lbs. for distances up to 50 yards without assistance; transporting items weighing from 51 to over 100 lbs. for 30-50 yards with or without assistance; reach, grasp, finger strength and manipulation to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including firearms and handcuffs; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Infrequent balancing above ground; lifting of items weighing from 11 to over 100 lbs. from chest to above shoulder level, either with or without assistance.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Supplemental Information

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Medical, Dental and Vision

Medical: 2 High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) options (HRA and HSA) with lower monthly costs. Dental: no deductibles. Coverage includes preventive, basic, major restorative, and child orthodontia. Vision: eye care and eyewear (contacts, lenses and frames). Laser correction procedures. FSA: Medical and dependent care.

Retirement Health

Medical Coverage: retirees (age 55+ and 10+ yrs. of service) may continue individual coverage up until Medicare eligibility at age 65. Medical Reimbursement: retirees (age 55+ and 15+ yrs. of service) receive a monthly reimbursement benefit as periodically determined by the Pension Board of Trustees.


Defined Contributions 401(a): City contributes 10% of employee's annual base pay. Vested benefit accrued at 20% a year, with full vesting after 5 years of service. Deferred Compensation (457) and Matching Contributions: employees may elect to participate at any time. After 1 year of continuous employment, City matches employee's contributions, up to 5%.

Paid Holidays

10 City Holidays and 1 Personal Holiday upon hire and every Jan. 1st.

Paid Parental Leave

2 weeks paid parental leave for birthmother, spouse and adoptive parents (after 1 year of employment).

Georgia College Savings (529)

Employees can opt to participate in this state-sponsored, tax-advantaged college savings plan.

Tuition Reimbursement

After 1 year of employment, employees may receive tuition reimbursement up to a rate equivalent to 15 credit hours at Georgia State University annually. Reimbursement is based on prior approval, course grades, and annual program funding.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

24/7 assistance. 6 confidential counseling sessions per issue for employee and/or family member.

Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D

Employee: 3.5 x annual base pay up to annual maximum. Spouse: $5,000. Child: $2,500. Premiums paid 100% by the City.

Disability Insurance

Short-Term Disability: 66.67% of base pay after 14 days of disability. Long-Term Disability: 60% of base pay after 26 weeks of disability. Premiums paid 100% by the City.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

PTO is provided for rest, recreation, illness and family needs. Hours are accrued bi-weekly.
• 0.0 - 1.0 yrs of service - 12 days annually
• 1.1 - 5.0 yrs of service - 18 days annyally
• 5.1 - 10.0 yrs of service - 24 days annually
• 10.1 + yrs of service - 27 days annually

Please see complete Benefits Summar ( y for details.

Additional Amazing Benefits
• Employer of Choice. Great work atmosphere.
• 100% discount on City Recreation & Arts Programs (
• FREE Wellness Program and Annual Flu Shots
• Direct Deposit
• Employee Recognition and Service Awards
• Bereavement Leave
• PTO Sell Back Days

For more information click here ( for City's Complete Employee Benefits Summary.

Benefits are subject to change at any time and based upon funding and approval by City Council. Eligibility, coverage, exclusions and limitations may apply. For specific information please refer to the City's Employee Health Benefits Summary ( , Employee Handbook ( , or contact Finance Department - Benefits Division.


Are you a citizen of the United States or a repatriated or naturalized citizen of the United States?
• Yes
• No


If you answered yes to serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, how many total years of active duty service (National Guard and Reservists should include your active service time)?
• 0
• 1 -4 years
• 5 - 8 years
• 9 plus years


What is your highest level of education?
• HS Diploma/GED
• Associates
• Bachelors
• Masters
• Doctorate


If City Employee Referral, list the name of the employee.


Do you speak any foreign languages?
• Yes
• No


If yes, which languages?


Have you been assessed more than five (5) points on your drivers license within the past twenty-four (24) months preceding the initiation of the hiring process?
• Yes
• No


Have you been convicted of the offense of Driving Under the Influence more than one time within your lifetime? Note: For the purposes of this section, a plea of Nolo Contendere is considered a conviction?
• Yes
• No


Have you been convicted of a DUI in the past 3 years?
• Yes
• No


Have you had more than two chargeable, or at fault, traffic accidents within a three (3) year period prior to the initiation of the hiring process?
• Yes
• No


Have you been convicted of or plead guilty to any traffic-related offense within the past five (5) years?
• Yes
• No


Have you been served or subject to any court order, including but not limited to, temporary protection orders or restraining orders?
• Yes
• No


Have you ever been arrested, incarcerated or charged with any crime? (This includes arrests, nolo, pleas, first offender, or expunged records)
• Yes
• No


If you answered yes to the above question, please describe the charge, date, agency, and disposition of the case.


Have you been convicted of any of the following? NOTE: For the purpose of this section, please of Nolo Contendere are considered convictions.
• Attempting to Elude and Evade
• Habitual Violator
• Hit and Run
• Reckless driving within the past five (5) years
• Vehicular Homicide
• None of the above


Have you used or possessed any type of illegal controlled substance (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, ecstacy, heroin, LSD) within the last 3 years?
• Yes
• No


Have you used any of the illegal controlled substances listed below? Check all that apply
• Marijuana
• Cocaine
• Crack
• Methamphetamine
• Heroin
• Ecstasy
• Prescription drugs not prescribed to me
• Other
• No illegal drug use in my lifetime.


Have you ever been convicted of or plead guilty to any criminal offense classified as a felony? (Note: pleas of Nolo Contendere and First Offender shall be considered a conviction.)
• Yes
• No


If yes, please explain.


Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime that is related to an act of domestic violence?
• Yes
• No


If yes, please explain.


Have you ever been involved in any theft which is categorized as a felony? (This shall apply to either detected or undetected thefts.)
• Yes
• No


If yes, please explain.


Have you ever been involved in more than two misdemeanor thefts beginning at the age of 13? (This shall apply to either detected or undetected thefts.)
• Yes
• No


If yes, please explain.


Have you ever been involved in any type of illegal commercial gambling, bookmaking, loan sharking, or related type activity?
• Yes
• No


If Yes, explain fully.


Have you ever been involved in the felony possession of a controlled substance deemed illegal at the time of possession, regardless of the intent to distribute the substance and regardless of conviction?
• Yes
• No


Are you at least 21 years old?
• Yes
• No


How many years of public safety experience do you have?
• Less than a year
• 1-5 years
• 6-10 years
• 11+ years


Are you P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement Certified? If yes, please provide your Georgia POST O-key number.


If yes, please provide your Georgia POST O-key number.


Have you attended a Georgia P.O.S.T. or other State Merit School for Police, Sheriff, or Correctional Officer?
• Yes
• No


Are you available to work weekends?
• Yes
• No


Are you available to work overnight?
• Yes
• No


My acknowledgement indicates that all of the information I have provided is complete and accurate. I understand that if I am found to have falsified or omitted any information at any time in the selection process, I will be disqualified even if the accurate information would not have disqualified me. Please type your Full Name and last 4 of your Social Security Number to acknowledge the above statement.

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