Police Officer

Job Details

Greenwood Police Department
January 29, 2018
Open Until Filled

Nature of Work

This work involves the enforcement of the laws of the State of Mississippi and laws and ordinances of the City of Greenwood. Incumbents in this position patrol areas of the City in patrol cars and check suspicious persons and establishments. Work is performed to insure law and order and arrests are made when necessary. Accidents are investigated and reported. Duties are assigned and reviewed by an immediate Supervisor, usually a Police Captain. This position is classified Non-Exempt under FLSA.

Examples of Work

The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in position allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment of the position.

  • Patrols City area using patrol car or on foot.
  • Work Traffic, Investigates and reports traffic accidents.
  • Inspect public establishments requiring licenses to insure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Warns or arrests persons violating City or State Laws. Make house calls to investigate complaints.
  • Operates radio equipment to answer or relate police matters.
  • May make preliminary investigation of crimes.
  • May attend court to handle court duties.
  • May operate switchboard, typewriter, or copy machines.


  1. Graduation from a standard four-year high school or G.E.D.
  2. Must be a citizen of the United States
  3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  4. Within the first 12 months of employment the employee will be scheduled to attend the twelve-week Minimum Training Standard Course. Students attending this course are required to stay in the dormitory. Failure to satisfactorily complete the entire course will result in termination of employment.
  5. Possess good mental and physical conduct.

Employment screening includes:

  • Background investigation
  • Prior work experience
  • Pre-employment polygraph examination
  • Psychiatric evaluation, Fingerprinting, record check, and credit check


Miscellaneous Information

Application may be completed at Greenwood City Hall, Human Resources, 101 W Church St, Greenwood,MS, 8-5 Monday - Friday