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: 249431
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

This position provides safety and security for the GGC campus. Ensures law, order and peace are upheld on the campus for all college students, employees and visitors.

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.

Supervisors routinely monitor activities either by personal observations, or by camera recordings, and radio. Supervisors review and correct reports, hold informative discussions and perform inspection of uniforms, issued equipment, and vehicles; supervisors evaluate the ability to satisfactorily perform assigned tasks.

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

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities •

Knowledge of the duties performed by a GAPOST Peace Officer to include basic principles and practices of a professional law enforcement officer and organization

Knowledge of general and specific social problems and cultural diversity of community members

Knowledge of federal, state, and city criminal, traffic, procedural laws, ordinances, court decisions

Knowledge of lawful use and safe practices of law enforcement fire arms and less lethal weapons

Skill in producing written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction; efficiency in completing assigned work, preparing complete and accurate records, creating and maintaining a safe work environment

Skill in performing duties in support of operational plans; administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED); stop-the-bleed practices; and, administering naloxone/Narcan; accurate and safe firearms use, to include semiautomatic pistol, semiautomatic rifle and shotgun, and less lethal weapons and safe operation of police vehicles and other assigned equipment

Ability to establish effective relationships within a diverse community and with students of varying ages in order to respond to problems or incidents on campus and determine appropriate disciplinary actions

Ability to effectively manage situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment; exercise controlled discretion; and, mediate difficult situations

Ability to observe, or monitor, objects, or people's behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards and accurately recall details e.g., to remember names, faces, details of incidents, and to memorize and quickly recall locations, buildings, and places on campus

Ability to maintain moral integrity; to interpret, define, apply and make decisions in accordance with applicable elements of federal, state, county, municipal laws and College policies; to follow legal precedent and established policies in performance of the duties of a GAPOST certified Peace Officer; to act quickly and calmly in emergencies in order to perform responsibilities of first responder, to analyze problems and identify effective alternative solutions with due regard for the totality of circumstances, to maintain strict confidentiality of all conversations, information, and materials gained during employment; to recognize and control sources of personal stress in order to effectively perform the job

Ability to communicate effectively by phone, police radio system or in person in a group or one-to-one settings

Ability to work cooperatively with employees of other departments and agencies; to present community outreach and crime prevention programming; to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisor and co-workers; to display professionalism, politeness, and good manners when dealing with co-workers, management, and the public to evaluate circumstances while under pressure, of stressful situations and make effective decision and take appropriate action

Ability to organize, prioritize, and satisfactorily complete assigned work; to learn radio codes and terminology in order to communicate clearly via two-way radio to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to understand and follow oral and written instruction and to read materials

Ability to work hours of assigned division, unit, or program, to include shift hours (day, evening or morning hours) with rotating off-days, weekends, holidays and overtime; to attend court and provide appropriate testimony on behalf of the college when on or off duty

Ability to operate basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Internet) and police record systems

Ability to maintain annual and mandatory certifications(s) of state training requirements, to include firearms, and less lethal devices, and other assigned professional training, and obtain and maintain additional certifications as required by the College.

Conditions of Employment Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

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 Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance at [email protected].

Background Check
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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.

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