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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer

Application Status: Open

June 30, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:


Academy salary: 


Salary range: 

$46,680.78 - $60,334.72


Recruiter Name:

Marquis Haynes

Recruiter Phone:


Recruiter Email:

Department Info:

The City of Forest Park Police Services Department will deliver effective and responsive law enforcement services to all citizens of the City of Forest Park in a fair and equitable manner. As an integral part of the Forest Park community, we are committed to communicate with those we serve and to join with them in establishing priorities to enhance the quality of life for the entire community.



Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by completion of basic  police officer training program; supplemented by 2 months previous  experience and/or training involving law enforcement or security work,  and training/work in area of specialized assignment; or any equivalent  combination of education, training, and experience which provides the  requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess and maintain valid Georgia Basic Peace Officer Standard  Training (P.O.S.T.) certification. Must possess and maintain valid  Intoximeter Operator certification and Radar Operator certification.  Assignment to School Resource Officer/D.A.R.E. Program functions  requires possession and maintenance of valid School Resource Officer  certification or D.A.R.E. Officer certification. Must possess and  maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, and/or summarize data.  Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these  computational operations.

  • Ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over  others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated  area of responsibility.

  • Ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery,  tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and  division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic  measuring.

  • Ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret  instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form;  and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and  standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in  situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or  verifiable criteria.


The work is heavy which requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force  occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to  lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human  body.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels  with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information  through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.

  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.

  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word  including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken  instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.

  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such  as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a  computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.

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