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Police Lieutenant - Criminal Investigations Division

Kennesaw State University
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Jul 11, 2021

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Police Lieutenant - Criminal Investigations Division

Job ID: 228634
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
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. Provides mentoring, leadership and management of the staff of the University police department, as a member of the leadership staff assigned to a specific operational area of responsibility. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

  1. Supervises, directs, trains and evaluates assigned staff; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate
  2. Develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets
  3. 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
  4. Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives
  5. Ensures staff has the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work
  6. Monitors status and inspects work; assists with complex/problem situations and provides technical expertise
  7. Provides progress and activity reports to management
  8. Assists with the revision and maintenance of policy and procedure manuals as assigned
  9. Collaborates with the general public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities and resolve problems


1. Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
2. Working in collaboration with an assigned supervisor, this position may assume oversight for the management of assigned sworn and non-sworn positions.
3. Attends Behavioral Response Team (BRT) meetings.
4. Monitors social media for crimes and threats against campus, students, faculty and staff.
5. Conducts investigations into criminal activity which has occurred or may occur.
6. Responds to investigate major crime scenes, gathers, and processes evidence.
7. Ensures crime scenes and related evidence are secured; records information received from victims, witnesses and suspects for inclusion in required reports.
8. Interviews suspects and witnesses for possible criminal activity.
9. Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints.
10. Compile, review and submit case files for prosecution.
11. Ensures all affidavits are complete and filed with the courts.
12. Facilitate the serving of warrants, both felony and misdemeanor.
13. Assists other divisions as needed.

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent and at least 21 years of age

Other Required Qualifications
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

Required Experience
Eight (8) years of sworn law enforcement experience including five (5) years of law enforcement supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
State advanced certificate or equivalent from another state preferred State supervisory certificate preferred State Management certification preferred Law Enforcement Instructor certification

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to direct, coordinate and review assignments and projects, including first line report reviews and approvals 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 High level of honesty, integrity, and ethics 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 Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) Strong attention to detail and follow up skills Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette


1. Advanced interview/interrogation skills
2. Ability to control emotions, ability to mask anger and shock
3. Must be empathetic
4. Advanced technical skills and knowledge - criminal procedures; case law and their applicability; advanced knowledge and ability to correctly apply state, federal, and Department of Education laws and rules
5. Ability to properly operate investigative equipment: cameras, fingerprint tools, surveillance, evidentiary kits, etc
6. Superior research and analytical skills
7. Ability to identify evidence, process evidence, principles of evidence in a court proceeding, courtroom procedures and testimony
8. Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail
9. Ability to brief Chief and Deputy Chiefs on cases in the absence of CID Captain.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + DMV + Drug

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.


In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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