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This is regular or special detail police work in protecting life and property on the university campus.
Work involves professional response to the need for the prevention and detection of crimes, and for generally maintaining law and order. Work also involves patrolling assigned area, traffic enforcement, accident reporting, and criminal investigations. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. However, employee must exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations which arise when superior officers are not immediately available. Work requires dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections, and observation of results obtained.


Patrols a designated area of the campus on foot or in a patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; answer calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and takes necessary police action; makes arrests.

Conducts investigations of criminal activities, consisting of collection and identification of evidence, questioning principals and witnesses, case preparation, and testifying in court. Investigates traffic accidents and performs related traffic control functions.

Performs dispatcher duties such as operating telephone and shortwave radios, and performing related clerical tasks. This position requires fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from police vehicles and personnel.

Recovers stolen property; provides various types of public service and assistance to students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors on the university campus; provides money escorts.

Prepares necessary records and reports.

Performs related work as required.


In accordance with Public Safety Division goals developing experience among university students interested in law enforcement or Criminal Justice careers, preference will be given to those who have completed two years of college and intend to continue college level studies directed toward such careers.

Will, within one year of employment, fully comply with the requirement 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).


Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.

Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic control problems.

Knowledge of fire prevention techniques.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.

Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.

Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.

Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation.

Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and to prepare comprehensive records and reports.

Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms.

Ability to develop and maintain good public relations.

Ability to meet such specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.

Skill in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situations.



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