Kingsland is located on the South Georgia Coast within close proximity to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Brunswick, the Golden Isles and Jacksonville, Florida. Kingsland has a resident population of approximately over 16,000 and host tens of thousands of travelers and tourist daily.
The Kingsland Police Department is seeking candidates that are highly motivated, ethical; team oriented and dedicated to the principals of community oriented policing. The officer will be required to perform any legal task assigned to the officer by the Police Chief. New hires will be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Experienced officers may get this requirement waived.
The minimum requirements set forth for this position include:
- 21 Years of Age
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have a High School Diploma or GED.
- Have a valid drivers license, you must have a Georgia license upon date of hire.
- Pass Physical Agility Test.
- Pass a medical examination and drug screening.
- Pass a CVSA Voice Stress Examination.
- Pass a Interview Board.
- Pass a extensive Background Investigation.
- Pass a Psychological Examination.
- Pass a Academy Entrance Examination
- Not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime the punishment for which would have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered. Not have been convicted of any form of Domestic Violence the status of which prevents the possession of firearms by the applicant.
Note: While KPD reviews much information and considers the circumstances in many areas regarding an applicant’s background, the following standards are among those that may automatically disqualify applicants from consideration:
- Intentionally falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting pertinent information while completing the employment application, preliminary interview questionnaires, or any other pre-employment document.
- Deliberately making inaccurate, misleading, false, or fraudulent statements during the employment process.
- Poor management of personal finances (within the past five years). Debts, pending civil suits, garnishments, dispossessory warrants, bankruptcies, etc, will be investigated to determine a candidate’s suitability for employment.
- Personal state or federal tax liability or delinquent student or government loans unless the applicant is on an approved payment plan.
- Any felony conviction.
- Any outstanding criminal charge pending adjudication.
- Sufficient misdemeanor convictions to establish a pattern of disregard for the law.
- Discovery of an applicant’s involvement in any crime of a serious or aggravated nature.
- Any conviction or plea of nolo contendere within the past five (5) years for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DUI) or for any serious traffic offense, including, but not limited to: Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Vehicular Homicide, Failure to Stop, Render Aid, or Leave Information, and Racing.
- Certified Police Officers : Your law enforcement certification has been suspended or revoked or is currently under investigation, or you are currently serving a monitored POST ordered probation period.
- Five or more convictions and/or pleas of nolo contendere within the past two (2) years for any moving violations.
- Current illegal drug use.
- Illegal sale, distribution or manufacturing (to include growing) of any drug.
- Deliberate association of a personal nature within the past year with persons who use illegal drugs in the presence of the applicant.
- Use or possession of marijuana during the last three years.
- Use (more than experimentation) of an illegal drug or combination of illegal drugs, other than marijuana, during the past 10 years. What is considered “experimentation” will be determined on a case by case basis considering the totality of the circumstances.
- Any tattoo that is visible while on duty and/or in uniform which would tend to be or might be considered by the general public as to be vulgar or pornographic in nature will require successful removal before the applicant may be considered for employment. For most people this generally means that tattoos located on the arm must be 2.5 inches above the elbow not to be visible in the short sleeve uniform shirt.