Police Officer Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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
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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic
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,
Ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written
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.