City of Newnan
  • Police
  • $17.04 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Standard City Benefits, Take home police vehicle

City of Newnan

Certified Police Officer - School Resource Officer

The City of Newnan, in partnership with the Coweta County Board of Education, is look for School Resource Officers. If you are looking for a change to make a difference,  the Newnan Police Department is the place to be. We are a Community Oriented Police Department striving to keep Newnan a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

The Newnan Police Department is a State Certified Agency and we offer advanced training opportunities,

We have a take home vehicle program to help keep a high visibility of police presence in the neighborhoods. We encourage training to reach the levels of certification offered by POST Council. We believe in providing our Officers with the equipment and training they need to do their job and for the citizens to have a well-trained and capable police department to assist them with their problems.  

This is an opportunity to contribute to a great team which helps keep this City vital, safe, and functioning well.  The City of Newnan offers a work environment within an established and growing community that will provide professional development and the opportunity to make a difference.   

Located just off I-85 south of Atlanta, Newnan is perfect for the young and old alike.  With 41,000 residents, Newnan is a growing community with a small town feel which is both traditional and yet, progressive. Newnan offers rich cuisine, historical architecture, and the kindness and charm of the residents who represent "Southern Living" in this picturesque landscape. 


Duties and Responsibilities

School Resource Officers serve a variety of roles every day.

  • First and foremost, School Resource Officers are Law Enforcement Officers. In that role, they ensure the safety of students, faculty, and others on campus by:

    Patrolling for suspicious activity, unauthorized persons, or unauthorized entry after hours.

    Serving as a visible and active law enforcement presence officer on campus dealing with law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, and thefts and enforcing campus rules and regulations.

    Coordinating security for crowd and vehicle control at extra-curricular activities and special events as well as monitoring and instructing students, visitors, and district personnel on proper and lawful campus or facility behavior. Help to define and maintain a respectful code of conduct.

    Responding to calls on crimes against person or property in progress, report crimes that have already occurred, and intrusion/fire alarms; performing preliminary investigation at the scene (e.g. gather and preserve evidence, take statements). Preparing written reports, and obtaining and serving arrest and search warrants as necessary; testifying in court as required.

  • Role Model - One of the most influential roles held by the SRO is that of being a positive role model to students.

    Students often seek approval, direction and guidance in informal interactions with an SRO that they trust.

    Some ways for the SRO to be a positive role model include: setting limits by being clear about what is acceptable and unacceptable; setting an example; being honest; being consistent with students, staff and parents; encouraging responsibility; and showing respect for students.

    The SRO should always try to maintain a professional appearance; be visible and accessible; take concerns seriously and follow through with commitments to take action; participate in and support school functions; maintain a relationship with students' parents; and maintain a relationship with faculty and the school administration.

  • School Resource Officers are Educators who:

    Conduct courses and workshops for students, staff, and parents to promote social awareness, relationship skills, self-management, self-awareness and responsible decision making.

    Provide classroom presentations on crime prevention and fundamental concepts and structure of the law.

    Provide in-service training to help administrators be better prepared to deal with security related matters and serve as a team member to support student success.

    Teach law related education, de-escalation techniques, and conflict resolution to students and staff.

    Work closely with the principal and staff of the school to foster a better understanding of the law enforcement function to maintain a secure learning environment.

    Proactively work with the school's leadership team and collaborate with school's administrative team on safety protocols and procedures.

  • Community Liaison and Problem Solver

    Many problems require change within or assistance from the community.

    The SRO should be aware of community resources and contacts that can be helpful in solving a problem. Some community resources of which the SRO should be aware include: mental health services, substance abuse assessment and treatment providers, child protective services, runaway shelters, domestic violence services, and family counseling agencies.

    SROs work collaboratively with public safety agencies to serve as a liaison between school and community to deter criminal and delinquent behavior.

    SROs Identify and prevent (through counseling and referral) delinquent behavior, including substance abuse.


  • Must be a POST Certified Officer in Good Standing
  • Must be able to work with diverse groups and build effective relationships with them.
  • Valid driver's license free of suspensions or revocations, criminal history investigation, drug screen and physical required.

$17.04/hour + DOE

Open Until Filled

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