Bainbridge Public Safety - Public Safety Officer (Dual Police/Fire Certification)

Bainbridge Public Safety - Bainbridge, Georgia

Jan 22, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jun 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$33,284.14 to $36,691.20 (Starting) annual

Job Description


If you are interested in becoming a member of our team and enjoying the benefits of a rewarding career in Public Safety, we encourage you to join the Bainbridge Public Safety Department. Should you answer the call to service, you will receive the following benefits:

  • 84 hours of paid vacation per year (starting)
  • 96 hours per year of sick leave, with an accumulation up to 960 hours
  • Sick leave incentive bonus each December for unused sick leave, starting at 192 hours
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Salary raises based on education
  • Group Health and Dental insurance plans (with Dependent coverage)
  • Full salary while training at police and fire academies
  • Take home car plan
  • Uniform and equipment provided
  • Credit union membership available
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • City Retirement Plan paid by City


  • Respond to calls for service
  • Prepare Reports
  • Aid Persons in Need
  • Perform Arrests
  • Crowd Control
  • Patrol Assigned Areas
  • Enforce All Applicable Laws
  • Protect Crime Scenes
  • Transport Persons of Interest
  • Attend Court as Necessary
  • Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Scope and Effect

The purpose of this position is to enforce federal, state, and local laws. Successful performance helps ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department and provides increased public safety for citizens and businesses of the city.

Physical Demands

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, running, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. Pursuit situations may require significant physical agility and exposure to violence or injury.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in a patrol car or other vehicle, office, library, computer room, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, cold or inclement weather, and dangerous situations requiring the use of physical force and sometimes the use of firearms and other weapons. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

Physical Agility Test

Each applicant must pass a physical agility test and the state-mandated entrance exam. The Department will conduct a background investigation. Each recruit must pass all courses and training required by the State of Georgia.

Successful Completion

Fulfilling these requirements, and pending a thorough background check, and psychological exam, the recruit will be interviewed by the Director of Public Safety. Those applicants successfully passing all phases of the selection process will be required to attend the state mandated Police and Fire Academies. Should the enrollee pass all classes required by the State of Georgia by maintaining a minimum academic score of 80%, they will enter into a Field Training Program prior to assuming the position of protector, enforcer, and community leader.

The entire application and process can take over 90 days.

The City of Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Public Safety Department are and equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma / GED
  • Experience: Entry Level

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Contact Information

Emma Henderson

Bainbridge Public Safety
1707 E. Shotwell St.
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
phone: 855-720-2777

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