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This is highly responsible, supervisory, and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the police department.

Work involves the responsibility for the effective operation of the police department through planning, organizing, and directing its activities, assuring that law and order are maintained, that laws and ordinances are enforced, and that measures are implemented to prevent crimes and to protect lives and property. Work also involves consulting with University officials in determining overall plans and policies to be followed in conducting police operations. Supervision is exercised directly or through subordinate supervisors over all employees of the department. Work is performed under administrative direction and is reviewed through conferences and reports.


Plans, organizes, and directs the programs and activities of the police department.

Supervises directly or through subordinate supervisors a large size staff of law enforcement and clerical employees.

Consults with university officials and top level state, city, and county officials in the development of overall policies and procedures to govern the activities of the department.

Directs and participate in the preparation of the annual departmental budget and in the control and expenditure of appropriations.

Formulates and prescribes work methods and procedures to be followed by the department; appraises work conditions and takes necessary steps to improve police operations; assumes overall basic responsibility of insuring optimum training programs.

Cooperates with city, state, and federal officers in the apprehension and detention of wanted persons and with university administrative and other personnel as necessary to carry out police operations.

Advises and assists subordinates in highly complex criminal or other investigations.

Assumes responsibility for insuring close, effective liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Attends civic club and other community organization meetings on campus as well as off campus to explain and promote the activities and functions of the department and to establish favorable public relations.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in police administration or a related field; extensive, progressively responsible experience in law enforcement and crime prevention work, including through command, supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Will fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set forth in the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training Act, as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).

Extensive knowledge of the standards by which the quality of police service is evaluated and the use of police records and their application to police administration.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and police methods.

Thorough knowledge of the functions of other governmental authorities as they relate to police work.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a large number of subordinates performing varied operations connected with police activities.

Ability to develop proper training and instructional procedures for employees, and to maintain a high level of discipline and moral.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other university officials, city, county, state, and federal authorities, civic leaders, news media, and the general public.

Ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informative materials relating to the activities of the department.



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