Chattahoochee Hills


Police Lieutenant

Department / Agency:

Chattahoochee Hills Police Department

Closing Date:

June 30, 2024


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6505 Rico Road, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia 30268


Job Description:

  • Directs and coordinates activities of municipal police patrol force.
  • Inspects police logbooks to ascertain that information is recorded in conformance with established regulations.
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties and checks shift reports and activities.
  • Assigns work areas and shift schedules for Police Officers; sees that special assignments are handled properly.
  • Handles personnel problems involving Police Officers; handles/follows-up on citizen complaints regarding police operating procedures or personnel.
  • Checks written reports of Police Officers for propriety/accuracy and subsequent approval.
  • Monitors radio traffic to track the location of patrol units.
  • Counsels and advises less experienced officers regarding legal questions, important decisions, etc.
  • Attends staff meetings to discuss problems and effect solutions within area of authority; attempts to maintain morale and a professional attitude among staff.
  • Patrols an assigned district in a patrol car to observe assigned area for possible criminal activity or other conditions that could endanger public safety; investigates complaints and enforces laws; maintains high visibility.
  • Investigates and reports on accidents, dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves for court use; conducts follow-up investigations as needed.
  • Enforces all state felony and misdemeanor laws; notes suspicious persons and establishments and reports to superior officer.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and detains criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests.
  • Responds to requests for assistance by, or complaints from, the public via dispatcher.
  • Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil, and other official papers.
  • Inspects public establishments requiring licenses to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Serves as a witness in court as required and provides physical evidence if necessary.
  • Assists motorists in various situations as needed; directs traffic, controls traffic at accident scenes, attends to malfunctioning traffic signals, monitors school pedestrian crossings, funeral processions, etc.
  • Provides backup and security for Fire Department/EMS personnel when needed.
  • Provides traffic escorts as a public service; assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain smooth traffic flow, assists traffic accident victims and investigates causes of accidents.
  • Prepares, processes, and/or transmits various reports as required, including incident reports, juvenile complaints, information pertaining to warrants and stolen property, daily activity log, traffic accident and arrest reports; submits reports to superior officer.
  • Accounts for and transports physical evidence entering official custody of the department.
  • Answers questions asked by the public; works with juveniles and adults in related matters; refers public to persons or agencies which can provide further assistance as required.
  • Attends required periodic training sessions and seminars; participates in required physical fitness activities.


  • Maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms and evasive action/driving skills.
  • Takes active charge in serious or unusual situations.
  • Makes decisions at crime/accident scenes; follows safest procedures to ensure security for the public, fellow officers, members of rescue team, etc.
  • Watches for wanted or missing persons and lost children; administers first-aid to the injured in emergencies; reports stray animals to proper authorities.
  • Attends shift meeting, seminars, and training sessions as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations and to promote improved job performance.
  • Assists motorists in distress; pushes vehicle from roadway, transports occupants as required to phone, home, or service station.
  • Maintains required 20 hours of routine in-service training to retain P.O.S.T. certification; maintains certification in other areas as required.
  • Keeps abreast of federal, state, and municipal laws and any amendments therein.