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Campus Police Officer

Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Campus Police Officer
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 242212
About Us

Located in the vibrant community that is Gwinnett County, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a technology-rich, financially affordable, four-year institution with an access mission, housed on a modern 260-acre campus, 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

GGC's transformative model of education prepares students to be life-long learners through the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. With a diverse student body of over 11,000 and a similarly diverse faculty and staff of 1,300+, the college embraces innovative approaches to education and administrative services through an inclusive culture.

Georgia Gwinnett College recognizes the talents of its faculty and staff as the institution's most critical asset. Essential to the college's mission is the critical need to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and highly qualified workforce. In addition to the University System of Georgia's expansive benefit and retirement offerings, employees who have completed six months of regular full-time service with GGC are eligible for the system's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program fosters the development and professional growth of employees through tuition assistance for eligible courses at any of the system's 26 institutions.

The University System of Georgia's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits for eligible positions, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision plans, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave and retirement savings plans. More information can be found by visiting the USG Benefits webpage:

Job Summary

As a sworn Peace Officer, this position creates and maintains a safe and secure environment for community members to engage in pursuit of for higher education, visitation of guests, and security of campus properties. This position performs all duties expected of a sworn police officer in performance of a full range of public safety enforcement, security, and campus services. This position is a designated position of trust and is typically a direct report to a Division Sergeant or Lieutenant.

Responsibilities •

Responds (vehicle or by foot) to reported incidents and emergencies; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes, traffic offenses, parking violations, and policy infractions. Intervenes and interviews individuals, or conducts surveillance of individuals, to investigate the cause of accidents, incidents, disturbances, unlawful acts, traffic violations, and policy infractions; intervenes and interviews individuals; apprehends and prosecutes criminal offenders; prepares reports for legal prosecution or referral to appropriate campus service; accurately inputs record management data; prepares affidavits for arrest and search warrants; provides victim and witness assistance; secures and investigates incident scenes to identify, collect and preserve evidence; arrests and transports offenders; prepares and submits affidavits for arrest and search warrants; prepares reports for legal prosecution or referral to appropriate campus service; and, attends and testifies in court, grand jury and/or college as needed.

Provides community-oriented police services by working with employees, students or visitors to address issues of safety, crime, crime prevention and campus community problems; responds to injured or sick persons or persons possibly in critical, life threatening circumstances to render first aid or to perform other life-saving acts; coordinates responses of emergency rescue units; evacuates or limits access of persons from potentially dangerous locations; and, performs other duties as dictated by time, place and circumstances, or as directed by supervisor.

Physically controls violent persons (when needed) and exercises good judgment, discretion, and self-control in the discharge of duties on a college campus without immediate supervision; maintains confidentiality of all other forms of printed, digital, or computerized information available, discovered, or revealed during employment.

Directs traffic on campus property, or a roadway using hands, traffic vests, and flashlights, and may move and set up barricades and traffic cones to form directional lanes for vehicular travel; may be required to physically push disabled vehicles from traffic accidents; and, provide mutual aid to other agencies as authorized.

Duties are typically performed under general supervision and frequently performed in hazardous conditions, inclement weather, and in various lighting conditions. May direct traffic, move and set up barricades and traffic cones. May provide mutual aid to other agencies.

Scheduled hours may be day shift, evening shift or morning shift, and may include working weekends, holidays, and overtime. There may be sudden changes to work assignments due to reassignment to a specialized police unit or division, a campus or community emergency, a special event or other activity that may require 10 or 12 hour shifts; may be required to occasionally perform limited duties normally associated with a sergeant, or assume the duties of a Campus Security Officer, Communications Officer, or other duties as deemed necessary.

Duties and responsibilities will vary by division assignment, unit or program of Public Safety; performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • High School or GED
  • Twenty-one years of age or older
  • GAPOST certified peace officer in good standing as defined by GAPOST Council. (A current GAPOST professional profile must be submitted as part of the application process.)
  • Applicants certified as a law enforcement officer by an agency other than GAPOST may be considered. Such applicants must submit professional law enforcement certification(s) and a current, official professional profile and training record from certifying state or agency.
  • Applicants not certified as GAPOST peace officers may be considered, and must meet qualifications for GAPOST Peace Officer Basic Mandate Academy admission as part of the pre-employment process, and satisfactorily complete Peace Officer certification training within one (1) year of employment.
  • All certified applicants must submit law enforcement certification(s) and a current official certification profile and denote applicant as being in good standing, unblemished by prior termination, resignation in lieu of termination, investigation, suspension, probation, unpaid fees or delinquent training requirements.
  • Selected applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment criminal history check (no felony convictions, or domestic violence related convictions, or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of serious traffic offenses), background check, physical, drug test, physical agility test (if applicable), polygraph exam, psychological exam and credit history check.
  • Must possess and a maintain a valid, unrestricted, Georgia Driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications •

Currently employed in good standing, or have been employed in good standing in the last 12 months as a peace officer by a GAPOST recognized law enforcement agency

Associate Degree or higher

Demonstrable knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures, and the ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations

Demonstrable knowledge of the terminology and lawful applications of law enforcement procedures, traffic law, criminal law, and criminal procedural law

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities No job description availableConditions of Employment

Position may require local travel. Position requires fiduciary responsibility, therefore successful completion of a credit report is a condition of employment. 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).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email [email protected] Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Equity & Compliance at [email protected].

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Credit
Other Information

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, 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, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. 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. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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