Police Corporal Duties
This is responsible police work at the corporal level at the
Work involves professional response to the need for enforcing
laws and university regulations. Work also involves preventing,
investigating, and detecting crimes, and the apprehension of
criminals. Work is performed in accordance with department rules
and regulations and may be performed in uniform or plain
clothes. Employee allocated to this class of work must be
assigned to a specialized function which requires knowledge and
abilities usually acquired through experience on the force.
Guidance and direction are provided to subordinate law
enforcement personnel. 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patrols a designated area of campus in a patrol car to preserve
law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes,
and to enforce traffic regulations
Takes charge of and guides and directs the work of subordinate
law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved
by superior officer
Answers calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other
accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies and
takes necessary police action.
Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews
victims and witnesses; searches for and evaluates evidence;
arrests person or persons suspected of crime.
Prepares various records and reports; testifies in court.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the
completion of two years of college; and experience in police
work or related work; or any equivalent combination of training
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 Officer's Standards and Training
Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of standard police practices and
Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the
laws of arrest.
Knowledge of university properties, population, and traffic
Knowledge of first aid principles.
Ability to guide and direct subordinate law enforcement
personnel and assist in training programs.
Ability to deal firmly and courteously with subordinates and the
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and on
own initiative, to determine proper course of action to be
Ability to obtain information through interview and
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be
established by competent authority.
Skill in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents,
illnesses, and death situations.