Police Officer


Nov 23, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Mar 1, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$19.13 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$19.13 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$19.47 and above (DOQ) hourly
Top Pay:
$21.50 and above (DOQ) hourly

Job Description

Police Officer

Starting salary $19.13 /hour (DOQ)

Posting Date : 11/23//2022

Vacancies (at time of posting): 6 open positions

Applications are available online through the City’s website (https://www.richmondhill-ga.gov/jobs.aspx ).

E-mail applications to jobs@richmondhill-ga.gov, or mail printed applications to

City of Richmond Hill, Attn: HR Department, PO Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.


This position performs police work involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws, and the investigation of crime.


· Answers calls relayed by a dispatcher, to include: domestic disputes, burglaries, suspicious characters, traffic accidents, etc.

· Patrols assigned geographical area of the city in order to monitor businesses, residences and public areas.

· Writes reports and completes forms, including incident and accident reports.

· Apprehends and cites traffic law violators; directs traffic in congested areas as needed.

· Provides first aid and CPR as needed.

· Executes search and arrest warrants.

· Testifies in judicial proceedings when necessary.

· Assists other departmental units and other law enforcement agencies as requested.

· Secures and preserves the scenes of crimes and fatal traffic accidents until appropriate support units arrive and assists with investigation.

· Performs public service duties, such as assisting lost and stranded motorists, entering locked cars, providing transportation to citizens in need, etc.

· Arrests and takes prisoners into custody; processes persons arrested.

· Inspects weapons and patrol car; monitors patrol car maintenance.

· Assists with local school functions.

· Provides courtroom security.

· Participates in special duty assignments.

· Performs related duties.


· Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

· Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

· Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

· Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.



· Knowledge of city geography and road systems.

· Knowledge of local, state and federal laws.

· Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.

· Skill in the safe operation of a motor vehicle while monitoring area for suspicious and/or criminal activity and during emergency situations.

· Skill in first aid and CPR applications.

· Skill in oral and written communication.

· Skill in the use of firearms and other weapons and in the use of physical force.

· Skill in observing and accurately recalling details.

· Skill in operating a computer and other electronic devices.

· Skill in multi-tasking.

· Skill in making rapid judgment calls and in problem solving.


The Sergeant or Corporal assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include department policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


· The work consists of varied duties related to the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. Potentially dangerous and life threatening situations contribute to the complexity of the position.

· The purpose of this position is to participate in law enforcement activities. Successful performance contributes to the efficiency of department operations.


· Contacts are typically with co-workers, representatives of other departments, the general public, school personnel, students, victims, witnesses, offenders, and representatives of federal, state, and local law enforcement and judicial agencies.

· Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


· The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, runs short distances, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.

· The work is typically performed in an office, patrol car, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, and occasional cold or inclement weather. Work requires the use of specialized law enforcement equipment.



Additional Information

About the City The City of Richmond Hill, Georgia is a quiet family community, located just minutes south of metropolitan Savannah. The city of more than 12,000 residents retains a small-town charm and offers a high quality of life for its residents. A diminished crime rate, outstanding educational opportunities, community services, recreational facilities, and beautiful scenery are but a few reasons to live here. This family-oriented city is a place where everyone can feel safe and have all the needed amenities and services expected from a supportive community. 

About the Richmond Hill Police Department The Richmond Hill Police Department (RHPD) is comprised of approximately thirty-five (35) sworn officers and several civilian staff. Our officers are accustomed to only the best when it comes to equipment and training opportunities. Opportunities are available to participate in various specialized units to include Training, Special Operations, K-9, Traffic Enforcement and Honor Guard to mention a few.  The RHPD values its employees and provides state of the art equipment and training to ensure employees have the proper tools and resources to perform their job.

The City is accepting applications for Police Officers. Currently, the department has (6) vacant positions. It is our goal to hire only the best and brightest officers to serve our community.  We are looking for career employees who want to make a difference in our community.  If you are looking for a dynamic law enforcement career, we encourage you to apply today!

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: HS/GED
  • Experience: No Experience Required.

Applications are available online through the City’s website (https://www.richmondhill-ga.gov/jobs.aspx).

E-mail applications to jobs@richmondhill-ga.gov, or mail printed applications to

City of Richmond Hill, Attn: Human Resources Department, PO Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Contact Information

Donna Wood

PO BOX 250
RICHMOND HILL, Georgia 31324-0250
phone: 9127562921

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