Police Officer

Description

Position Title: Police Officer
Division: Patrol
Facility: Valdosta Police
Department: Police Department
Pay Grade: 14
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Closing Date: Open until Filled
  • Base Police Officer Salary (with incentives) - $47,596.48
  • Earn up to $51,596.48 annually based on additional incentives.

  • Additional Incentives:

    • $1,000 annually for partial college or partial military

    • $2,000 annually for both partial college and partial military

    • $2,000 annually for full college or full military

    • $3,000 annually for a combination of partial military/college and full military/college

    • $4,000 annually for both full military and full college

Overview

The City of Valdosta Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Position involves a variety of law enforcement tasks, including but not limited to, assure protection of people and property; patrols assigned geographic area of the city; responds to calls relayed by the dispatcher including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, and others; conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews, and follow-up investigations.

Salary Enhancement

Partial College Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully completed all major course work or all core curriculum toward their criminal justice related Associates Degree, as required for continuation toward a Bachelor’s Degree, as determined by the Chief of Police or his designee, are eligible to receive a bonus of $1,000.00 to their annual base salary.

Full College Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice-related field, as recognized by the University System of Georgia, are eligible to receive a yearly bonus of $2,000.00 to their annual base salary.

Partial Military Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully completed partial military service, as determined by the Chief of Police or his designee, are eligible to receive a bonus of $1,000.00 to their annual base salary.

Full Military Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully completed full military service, as determined by the Chief of Police or his designee, are eligible to receive a bonus of $2,000.00 to their annual base salary.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age

  • A United States Citizen

  • No felony convictions according to O.C.G.A. 35-8-8

  • No family violence related convictions according to O.C.G.A. 19-13-1

  • At least a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

  • A valid Driver’s License

  • Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation, oral interview, polygraph test, physical agility test, psychological and emotional stability test, pre-employment physical and drug screen

  • Georgia POST Certified Law Enforcement Officers are encouraged to apply.

Applications

Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/e-verify-overview.