Police Sergeant - Patrol

  • 26-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    This position is a Police Supervisor who will be responsible for managing sworn police, security officers, and communications officers. The Police Sergeant is certified by the State of Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) council to handle all aspects of emergency and non-emergency calls. The Sergeant provides an enterprise wide, cross-divisional approach to the management of facilities and assets in response to emergencies and risk management.


    • Conducting inspections for police and security personnel to ensure they have all necessary equipment.
    • Review daily reports for accuracy and for department compliance.
    • Performs administrative duties; employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, roll call and monthly reports.
    • Responds to complaints, provide direction to the officers on scene and evaluate decisions.
    • Take command over critical incident scenes when arriving as the ranking officer.
    • Supervise and assist with all investigations, crime scenes, warrants and arrest.
    • Prepares various records and reports; testifies in court and performs other related work as required.
    • Patrols the campus and outer perimeter up to 500 yards.
    • Renders aid to motorists such as jump-starts and calling a wrecker or locksmith if needed.
    • Work sporting events and any other activities as needed.
    • Must be available for recall in emergency situations.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    • Knowledge of safety for all equipment.
    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
    • Experience in tactical training
    • Engagement Skills with public sector
    • Experience in managing officers in shift work
    • Computer skills
    • Report writing skills
    • Skilled in Arrest warrants and Search warrants
    • Skilled in investigation and sexual assault cases.
    • Knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles and practices.
    • Ability to analyze data and make decisions.
    • Ability to operate a radio, telephone, and related communications equipment.
    • Ability to supervise and train.
    • Ability to recognize and resolve organizational conflict.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Hear and understand conversation in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses to include sight, smell, hearing and touch.
    • Maintain the ability to complete the job tasks of Lieutenant, Sergeant, or Police Officer.
    • Work hours from 3 to 11pm or as needed by the Chief of Police.

    The Police Lieutenant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


    Guidelines include the FVSU employee handbook. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


    • The work consists of varied training and emergency safety duties. The number of people and the work location contribute to the complexity of the position.
    • The purpose of this position is to safeguard the University community and facilities. Success in this position helps ensure the safety of the University as a whole. This position will also help to develop officers in their role as a patrol officer.

    • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, law enforcement personnel, emergency service providers, and members of the public.
    • Contacts are typically to provide services and to give or exchange information.

    • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table and intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects.
    • The work is performed in an office, outside, in dorms, and buildings. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts.
    • Operate motor vehicles, auto, truck or van.

    This position supervises departmental personnel at assigned university events. Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the efforts of squads, sections, or units within their assigned department.


    • Associates degree or equivalent experience.
    • More than three years of related supervisory experience required.
    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
    • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
    • Georgia P.O.S.T certified

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