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Police Officer

Chatham County, Georgia


Chatham County Police Department

9306 Whitefield Avenue

Savannah, GA 31406

Phone: 912-652-7843




Salary: $39,560 - $63,296


Application Deadline: NA




Chatham County is looking for Police Officers to join our ranks!


Chatham County, the 5th oldest county in the State of Georgia (and the largest county outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area), is an idyllic riverfront community containing the beautiful and international city of Savannah and the three crystal clear miles of uninterrupted public beach at Tybee Island.


In Chatham County, we take great pride in partnering with our citizens and collaborating with a diverse array of businesses, universities and other government entities.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Under the direction of a Command Officer:

  • Provides direct public safety services to the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Chatham County.

  • Maintains a highly visible presence within the community.

  • Enforces all traffic laws and issues citations for violations.

  • Mediates civil disputes.

  • Responds to calls and/or complaints from citizens.

  • Investigates misdemeanor crimes and traffic accidents and makes arrests.

  • Conducts criminal investigations, interviews witnesses, and delivers Miranda warnings.

  • Performs a variety of community outreach policing duties.

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials.


Compensation and Benefits:


Salary Range:


$39,560 - $63,296


Competitive Salary based on Experience


Signing Bonus:


$2,000 signing bonus for qualified candidates hired at the Police Officer rank only. Signing bonus requires a one (1) year service commitment with a signed agreement. Voluntary separation within one (1) year of employment will require signing bonus reimbursement.


  • Health Insurance - Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Chatham County Employee Health Center for health plan participants

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Retirement Plans

  • Accrual of Sick & Annual Leave

  • Longevity Pay

  • Credit Union

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • EAP

  • 11 Paid Holidays per Year

  • Wellness Program

  • Other great benefits!



  • Current Georgia Peace Officer Certification or current out-of-state certification.

  • Possess knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws governing police activities and operations, including all related criminal and civil laws and ordinances.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing needs and situations.

  • Ability to quickly learn the geographical layout of the County.

  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, inventiveness and strength of character in the performance of assigned tasks.

  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Possess knowledge of tactical response and rescue operations.


Apply Now!



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