• Police Sergeant

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the public safety operations of assigned shift(s) of Police Officers at Georgia Highlands College. The role requires working day, night, and swing shifts. This position is assigned collateral duties and responsibility as designated by Command Staff under the direction of the Chief of Police.


    • Supervises assigned shifts of personnel; provides guidance for day-to-day activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations
    • Performs patrol duties of campus property and surrounding area; performs security checks of all buildings and residence halls
    • Responds to calls for services; locks and unlocks doors; assists motorists
    • Responds to medical calls and assists EMTs as needed
    • Investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity
    • Reviews and approves officers’ incident and accident reports
    • Runs criminal background checks; maintains the Georgia Crime Information Center Terminal
    • Identifies, pursues and arrests suspects
    • Interviews victims, witnesses and suspects
    • Prepares warrants
    • Enforces state traffic laws and parking regulations
    • Provides security for special events
    • Attends court as required
    • Responds to fire and burglar alarms
    • Maintains property and evidence records
    • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines the work of assigned personnel
    • Performs related duties

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree with 3- 5 years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable.
    • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the sub-units in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department
    • Must demonstrate a history of professionalism and ethics
    • Must be Georgia Peace Officer Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) Certification as a law enforcement officer
    • Must be able to carry a firearm in the State of Georgia
    • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, different shifts or swing shifts and at any of the GHC campuses as needed upon request
    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

    Proposed Salary

    $47,000 - $48,000

    Required Documents to Attach


    Cover Letter

    Unofficial transcripts


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices
    • Knowledge of community policing principles
    • Knowledge of emergency preparedness, response and recovery principles
    • Knowledge of public safety principles as related to college campuses
    • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
    • Knowledge of maintaining compliance efforts relative to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
    • Skill in writing policy and procedures for the department’s SOP
    • Knowledge of Georgia’s FBI UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting)
    • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority
    • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs
    • Skill in decision making and problem solving
    • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
    • Skill in oral and written communication