Forest Park - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Forest Park Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Forest Park, GA

Job Announcement

Forest Park Police Department, GA Police Jobs



Police Officer Duties: 

Routine Patrol, traffic enforcement, response to emergency and non-emergency calls, participation in community oriented policing programs, and investigation of criminal activities. 

Standard Requirements: 

  • United States Citizen, and at least 21 years of age
  • Valid drivers license
  • High School graduate (some college preferred) 
  • Honorable discharge if a veteran
  • Successfully complete our background investigation 
  • Complete the Georgia Peace Officers Entrance Exam 
  • No DUI arrests within the last five years
  • No more than 6 accumulated traffic points in the last year 
  • No at fault accidents within the last three years
  • No active litigation due to traffic accidents
  • No felony convictions
  • No pattern of misdemeanor offenses
  • No bankruptcy or active financial litigation
  • No convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
  • Pass medical & psychological exams

Skills Required: 

    • Ability to communicate with a variety of people in stressful and emergency situations
    • Ability to think quickly and retain composure in stressful and emergency situations
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in different types of situations
    • Ability to learn quickly and thoroughly
    • Ability to gather information and interpret pertinent facts 

Police Officers Pay:

      $40,803= Certified w/ Master's Degree
      $39,285= Certified w/ Bachelor's Degree
      $37,597 = Certified w/ Associates Degree
      $36,753 = Certified w/ High School Diploma/GED
      $35,146 = Non-certified (while in academy)

Additional Pay for: 

  • Police Experience 
  • Bilingual
  • Various Police Certifications 

Benefits Include: 

  • City Paid Individual Health Insurance
  • Family Insurance for only $13/wk
  • Retirement Plan
  • Eleven Paid Holidays
  • College Incentive Pay
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Twelve Hour Work Schedule 
  • Three day weekend every other week! 


Equal Opportunity Employer 
Applications accepted continuously

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