Public Safety – Reserve Police Officer

Fort Valley, GA, USA 31030
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary

Under the administration of the Chief of Campus Police and supervision of an assigned Sergeant, patrol the campuses of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) to provide for the safety and security of all persons; ensure enforcement of the State of Georgia's Penal and Vehicle Codes, and all other applicable statues, codes, policies and directives. Responds to and handles all aspects of emergency and non-emergency calls as informed by dispatcher.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrol on-and-off campus sites including but not limited to buildings, classrooms, rest rooms and parking lots by foot, electric cart, vehicle, or other mode of transportation
  • Control the parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas and access roads
  • Interview and take appropriate action to assist crime victims
  • Record and document incidents
  • Prepare reports relating to observed violations, including arrest reports, criminal and traffic citation notices to appear, arrest reports, and property/evidence reports
  • Appear in court as a witness or as an arresting officer as required
  • Prevent entry and report presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings
  • Monitor and implement emergency operations procedures in time of disaster
  • Inspect, identify, document, and follow up on potential hazards
  • Provide CPR and First Aid as needed
  • Attend agency specific and P.O.S.T. mandated training as needed/required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid POST Basic certificate
  • State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certified
  • Must be actively employed and in good standing with a State of Georgia Law Enforcement agency with powers of arrest
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet driving record criteria as established by the Department
  • Certification in the use of various lethal and non-lethal weapons
  • Valid first aid and CPR certification including certification in Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to think and act quickly
  • Must fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set forth in the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Act as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended)


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working on a college campus
  • 3-5 years' related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Considerable knowledge of standard police practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest
  • Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic control problems
  • 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 public
  • Ability to analyze the situations quickly and objectively, and on own initiative, to determine proper course of action to be taken
  • Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation
  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent authority

Working conditions

  • Work is performed primarily out-of-doors, and may require exposure to extreme weather conditions
  • Has potential for exposure to potentially dangerous interpersonal situations, necessitating the observance of appropriate safety precautions
  • Requires weekend, holiday, and shift work
  • The job requires that officers be uniformed during the hours of duty. The employer provides all uniforms, safety and operational equipment.

Physical requirements

  • Must fully understand the role of a sworn officer know when to summon additional assistance and/or fire/EMS
  • Job may be physically demanding at times and may require physical exertion including bending, reaching, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. 
  • Requires long periods of walking, standing, and sitting
  • Requires the ability to defend oneself or a member of the community in exigent circumstances
  • Required to wear a full duty/utility belt with all assigned weapons and attachments

If not certified upon hire, candidate must successfully complete a State of Georgia 408 hr. mandate/police training course to become certified. The course requires daily Physical Training

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