University Police Officer

Savannah, Chatham County
May 14, 2014

Armstrong Atlantic State University

University Police Officer

Department : 1043040 University Police Department

Job Description Summary:

This is regular or special detail police work in protecting life and property on the university campus. Work involves professional response to the need for the prevention and detection of crimes, and for generally maintaining law and order. Work also involves patrolling assigned area, traffic enforcement, accident reporting, and criminal investigations. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. However, employee must exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations, which arise when superior officers are not immediately available. Work requires dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections, and observation of results obtained.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited high school.

Valid and unrestricted Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification.

A valid Georgia driver’s license.

Essential Duties Summary :

Patrols a designated area of the campus on foot or in a patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; answer calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and takes necessary police action; makes arrests.

Conducts investigations of criminal activities, consisting of collection and identification of evidence, questioning principals and witnesses, case preparation, and testifying in court. Investigates traffic accidents and performs related traffic control functions.

Performs dispatcher duties such as operating telephone and shortwave radios, and performing related clerical tasks. This position requires fast, efficient, and accurate receiving, dispatching, and processing of calls and messages to and from police vehicles and personnel.

Recovers stolen property; provides various types of public service and assistance to students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors on the university campus; provides money escorts.

Prepares necessary records and reports in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.

Performs other related work, including cyber crime investigations as required.

Physical Demands:

Armstrong Atlantic State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation that includes a motor vehicle record. Position is conditional upon the successful completion of a post-offer physical and psychological exam. Applicants cannot have any felony convictions.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.


$14.46/P.O.S.T. Peace Certified

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Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.