Police Sergeant Duties
This is supervisory field and office police work.
Work involves responsibility for assisting the shift commander
on patrols, investigations, and the performance of special
duties of comparable responsibility. An employee allocated to
this class of work frequently participates in the work performed
by subordinate officers and acts for supervisor during
supervisor's absence. New assignments are accompanied by
specific instructions, but regularly assigned duties are
performed with considerable independence. Work is reviewed
through inspection and oral and written reports.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Inspects the equipment and appearance of subordinate officers;
assigns police officers to patrol areas; relays and explains
special orders and information; checks police officers'
performance in the field; gives advice and assistance when
Reviews and assigns investigation cases; reviews investigation
reports; confers with officers regarding case problems; assists
in the performance of more difficult investigative work.
Supervises subordinate personnel engaged in the preparation and
maintenance of various records, reports, and related materials;
reviews records and reports submitted by other divisions for
completeness and conformance to regulations.
Prepares and coordinates public relations programs; speaks
before student organizations, parent groups, and related
Performs the duties of a superior officer in the absence of the
Prepares necessary records and reports.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the
completion of two years of college; and some experience in
police work or related work; 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).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
Extensive knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances,
particularly the laws of arrest and evidence.
Knowledge of the campus and surrounding geographic area.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of interrogation.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates
as well as conduct training classes.
Ability to deal firmly and courteously with subordinates and the
public under stress conditions.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to
determine proper course of action to be taken.
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be
established by competent authority.
Skill in the use and care of firearms.
Skill in first aid training.