Police Lieutenant

Job description

To provide mentoring, leadership and management of the staff of the Kennesaw State University police department, as a member of the leadership staff assigned to a specific operational area of responsibility. To serve as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Responsible for administrative and supervisory enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures
  • Responds, supervises and manages personnel and resources during any critical type incident until the incident is completed or until relieved by the appropriate incident commander
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate
  • Effectively relates with the general public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in coordinating activities and resolving problems
  • Demonstrates excellent application of planning and organization skills, including ability to direct, coordinate and review assignments and projects, including first line report reviews and approvals
  • Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. This position is subject to other duties and assignments as determined by the Chief of Police (or designee), including but not limited to the following: patrol shift coverage; working after hours, weekends, and holidays; and reassignments to another operational area or section of equal rank. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.

  • Five (5) years of law enforcement supervisory experience and eight (8) years of sworn law enforcement experience
  • Must be committed to and demonstrate successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
  • Must be able to fulfill all the essential duties of a police officer and to perform the functional role of lower ranks as required
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • High level of honesty, integrity, and ethics
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both orally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in widely used and contemporary computer based applications
  • Exercise authority positively while maintaining discipline within the department
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail


  • Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain Georgia POST Peace Officer Basic Certification; may be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as related to assignment.

  • State advanced certificate or equivalent from another state preferred.
  • State supervisory certificate preferred
  • State Management certification preferred
  • Law Enforcement Instructor certification
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field





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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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