Campus Police Officer

Job description

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Campus Police Officer

Job Category:

Public Safety - 7010320


Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

This positions duties include limited protective work in guarding buildings, grounds and facilities against loss or damage; enforcing campus traffic and parking regulations. Assignment to day or evening shifts, as well as odd hours for special events or activities on campus (i.e, may require: 24 hour on call assignment, overtime, or working weekends, holidays, 10 hour, 12 hour, and rotating shifts). Duties are frequently performed outdoors in all weather conditions and under general supervision and in accordance with established routine and is checked by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports, and discussions with employees. Workers may be subjected to odors, dusts, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises and travel.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol campus on foot, in police vehicles or on bicycle in order to deter crime, direct traffic, provide service or assistance to employees, students or visitors to campus, and to enforce traffic and parking regulations.
  • Investigate disturbances, suspicious circumstances, traffic accidents or violation of college regulations when prompted by phone calls, alarms, citizens' requests, or officers' observations.
  • Talk with individuals to determine causes of disturbances or accidents.
  • Take reports and accurately complete forms to record incident.
  • Direct traffic at campus events using barricades, traffic cones, traffic vests, and flashlights.
  • Assist local police department when called in order to enforce state laws and city ordinances.
  • Attend and testify in municipal, circuit, district, federal, and juvenile court before grand jury; review case file and prepare for testimony.
  • Complete police documents such as daily activity reports, vehicle impound records, traffic accident reports, warning reports, permission to search, advice of rights, incident offense reports, arrest reports, bond forms, complaint forms, fingerprint cards and warrants of arrest in order to record activity on shift, complete arrest, investigate traffic accidents or other incidents of law violations.


Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must maintain annual certification requirements.
  • Must be Georgia POST Certified with Basic Law Enforcement Mandate and be in "Good Standing" or able to be POST certified within one year of hire.
  • Passing or qualifying scores are adopted from the requirements set by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.

Additional Information on Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Criminal History Check required (No felony convictions or convictions of moral turpitude).
  • Valid Georgia Drivers license.
  • Pass Credit History Check.
  • Pass a psychological/polygraph exam.


  • Some knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures and ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.
  • Ability to observe unusual or extraordinary events and to relate them to specific situations.
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions from supervisor and to read and comprehend material (written in English) at the level encountered on the job.
  • Ability to use hand firearms, including .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, 9mm semiautomatic pistol.
  • Ability to enforce traffic and parking regulations.
  • Ability to remember names, faces, details of accidents, and to memorize locations, buildings, and places on campus.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job to include; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, restraining violent or combative persons, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick and effective courses of action with due regard to surrounding circumstances.
  • Ability to complete forms for reporting activities and prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, College employees and visitors to campus.
  • Pass pre-employment testing, physical, background check, psychological and or polygraph exam.
  • Annually demonstrate skill in the use of firearms to achieve a qualifying score on the firing range.
  • Maintain state training requirements.
  • Maintain additional certifications as required by the agency.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College-issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:






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Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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