City of Montezuma
May 11, 2022
408 S Dooly Street, Montezuma, GA 31063
Job Posting Expires:


Investigations & Patrol Division Commander - Captain

City of Montezuma, Georgia

Closing Date: Until Filled


The City of Montezuma’s compensation philosophy maintains that the starting salary for each pay grade will be competitive and fair based on the minimum requirements of each position. For candidates with a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience above the minimum requirements, the Police Chief has the ability to offer a starting salary between the minimum and mid-point, with a possibility of a salary closer to the mid-point.


The City of Montezuma, a local municipal government in Middle Georgia serving a population of approximately 4,000 citizens, is actively searching for Police Captain candidates. Located 160 miles North of the Florida state line, 20 miles west of Interstate 75. Centrally located between the larger cities of Albany, Columbus and Macon, an approximate 1 hour drive to either one.


The purpose of this position is to manage both the Investigations Division & the Uniformed Patrol Division; assist the Police Chief in the managerial and administrative functions associated with a Police Department; and departmental administrative activities, protecting life and property, and enforcing federal, state and local laws. This position is responsible for assisting in the management of the day-to-day operations of the strategic leadership of the Montezuma Police Department including the functions of traffic control, traffic ordinance enforcement, accident and criminal investigations, crime prevention, law enforcement, narcotics and intelligence gathering, juvenile and adult offender apprehension, special details and identification for the protection of life and property within the City of Montezuma. Position is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police.


Performs tasks that require physical stamina and the use of hand tools, cameras, radios, vehicles, firearms, taser and other police equipment. Duties are often performed in stressful situations and during inclement weather. The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems. Completes employee performance appraisals; hears appeals to disciplinary actions.
  • Assists the Police Chief with managing and directing, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, the activities within an assigned division and departmental administrative activities.
  • Recommends assignments and transfer of personnel. Approves overtime to ensure adequate manpower.
  • Manages and directs emergency planning functions of the Police Department; assumes command of the department in the Chief’s absence. Prepares supervisors’ schedules; ensures proper allocation of personnel and other resources.
  • Assists in the preparation of long-range management and equipment purchase plans.
  • Instructs and directs subordinates on proper procedures and protocol of the department; ensures personnel comply with guidelines, uniform requirements, and other department regulations.
  • Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.
  • Functions as field commander in unique law enforcement situations such as barricaded suspects, riot control, and major accidents; coordinates multi-zone assistance for unusual problems; performs special work details such as dignitary protection, parades and festivals.
  • Reviews documents processed by subordinates, reports of physical force and vehicle pursuit events; discusses errors and recommends methods for corrective/alternative action; provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Substitutes for other supervisors and/or co-workers during temporary absences.
  • May be required to be on twenty-four hour call and/or regularly work various shifts, weekends or holidays as deemed necessary.
  • Performs skilled investigative work involving alleged crimes against persons or property, in the office and the field under minimal supervision.
  • Obtains written or tape-recorded statements, depositions, or admissions.
  • Questions or interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects; apprehends suspects and makes arrests.
  • Prepares and serves search warrants.
  • Searches crime scenes for and secures evidence to be reported for classification.
  • Provides for witness or victim preparation and management, including transportation as necessary.
  • Contacts other agencies and law enforcement jurisdictions to exchange information, including but not limited to military, NCIC, FBI, DEA, ATF, and other criminal history or intelligence resources.
  • Prepares, submits, and follows-up on crime laboratory requests.
  • Reviews cases being prepared for trial with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful prosecution. Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made; consults with prosecutors and prepares case report for court action; testifies in court.
  • Assists in obtaining, enhancing, preparing or presenting exhibits or other evidence in court as required.
  • Coordinates with the Medical Examiner assigned to handle officer involved death investigations. Attend autopsies as required.
  • Conducts sensitive investigations into allegations of official misconduct or violations of law by public officials or police officers
  • Conducts internal affairs investigations as required.
  • Conducts detailed criminal cases analysis following the arrest and charging of a suspect, with emphasis on counteracting specific legal defenses.
  • Provides review and/or analysis of fraud, white collar crime, forgery or special inquiry court cases as requested.
  • Assists in case reviews or plea bargaining negotiations with defense counsel as requested by the prosecuting attorney.
  • Locates and interviews those listed on defense witness lists.
  • Assists in providing training to department officers in the area of criminal investigations.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances;
  • Performs other related job duties as may be required.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen or valid resident status.
  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree (or 120 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours) is, or an equivalent combination of extensive education, experience and training.
  • Must have at least six (6) years of increasingly responsible police experience and four (4) or more years of supervisory experience at the Lieutenant level or above.
  • Must have successfully completed Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards Training Council (P.O.S.T.) program as a sworn law enforcement officer and in good standing.
  • Must hold P.O.S.T. certification in Supervision and/or Management or equivalent.
  • Must be skilled in written and oral communications, general math, grammar and spelling with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must successfully complete a background check including criminal and driver history, education verification, personal and previous employer references; no adverse disciplinary actions within 90 days of applying.
  • Must pass a job-related physical examination, drug and alcohol screening, and psychological assessment.
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record.


  • Dependable and punctual with an excellent attendance record.
  • Neat and clean personal appearance and attire.
  • Ability to perform arduous tasks frequently under strenuous and adverse conditions and hazardous weather often involving personal danger.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to easily learn, the City street system, physical layout and adjacent areas
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors and the general public

For a complete job description and full review of the duties and qualifications of the position, please email


Interested and qualified candidates may obtain an Application package by emailing Application packages are also available for pick up at Montezuma City Hall, 408 S. Dooly St., Montezuma, GA 31063. This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Montezuma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants without regards to race, color, religion, sex – including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetic information, the presence of a non job related medical condition or handicap, or any other protected status.

The City of Montezuma Contact:

Chief Eric Finch

408 S. Dooly St Montezuma, GA 31063

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