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Police Officer III

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

    Patrols campus areas on foot or by motorized vehicle; issues citations and warnings.Directs traffic and enforces traffic laws and regulations. Maintains watch over buildings and grounds; checks doors and windows. Observes and/or investigates suspicious actions or persons, and dangerous or defective conditions. Reports and investigates accidents, vandalism, thefts and fire. Assists in the location of lost or stolen property. Gives directions and other information to the public as requested. Maintains records of accidents and investigations. Gives warnings and issues tickets to the public. Advises students, faculty, and staff on campus regulations. Investigates traffic accidents, questions drivers and witnesses, and assists injured; records pertinent data describing scene and circumstances. Performs specialized police work in protecting life and property, preventing violations, enforcing laws and regulations on University property and apprehending violators within police jurisdiction.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or GED and must be a U.S. citizen; a minimum age of twenty; two years of law enforcement experience. Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training Council (POST) certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. Not have been convicted of a felony or have an adverse driving history; Have 20/20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision; Be willing to undergo a psychological exam and polygraph/computer voice stress analyzer (CVSA), fingerprinting and drug screening test; have the physical ability to perform the essential job functions; must be able to pass thorough background investigation. Valid Georgia Driver's License required at the time of employment.

Preferred Requirements:


    Considerable knowledge of standard police practices and proceduresKnowledge of the GSU campus and its traffic patterns Knowledge of first aidKnowledge of fire prevention techniquesEffective oral and written communication skillsAbility to conduct investigations and prepare reportAbility to enforce campus regulations

College/Business Unit
01/01/23, 4:59:00 AM

College/Business Unit: Police/Security Services
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 11/30/22, 3:28:54 AM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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