Duties of a Dalton Police Officer

  • Patrols assigned beat to detect and deter criminal activities and traffic violations
  • Responds to calls relayed by the communications officer, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including juveniles
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers on calls as necessary
  • Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary and assists motorists
  • Collects/preserves/processes/submits evidence/property
  • Provides traffic direction and escort as needed for events such as parades, funerals, ball games, and school crossings
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports
  • Conducts follow-up investigations
  • Maintains assigned police vehicle in good mechanical condition
  • Performs other related duties as assigned