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This is highly responsible, supervisory, and administrative work in coordinating and supervising the day to day operations of the University police department.

Work involves direct responsibility for planning, assigning, and supervising the activities of the patrol unit, and coordinating the activities of the patrol operations, detective operations, crime prevention operations, and inter-departmental training. An employee allocated to this class of work is second in command to the chief of police and has command responsibility over all other members of the department. Work is performed independently within established laws, policies, and regulations and is reviewed through conferences and reports.


Plans, assigns, supervises, and participates in the programs and activities of the police department.

Develops and implements staffing plans; studies crime and other reports to determine trends, and implements changes in organization and operating procedures to obtain the most effective results.

Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.

Supervises subordinates and highly complex criminal and other investigations.

Assumes full responsibility for the activities of the department during the absence of the Chief of Police.

Exercises independent judgement in all matters pertaining to the day to day operations including the application of laws and ordinances.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the completion of three years of college; and considerable progressively responsible 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).

Thorough knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques.

Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and university regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of police administration.

Considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Ability to analyze complex police problems.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and to advise, instruct, and train personnel.

Ability to write and speak effectively.

Ability to exercise command under the most difficult of conditions, based upon recognition by subordinates of the technical competence, character, and emotional suitability of the superior.

Ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under stress conditions and to establish effective working relationships with the public, news media, and others contacted in the course of work.

Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of firearms safety policies.

Skill in first aid training



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