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Police Sergeant - Marietta Campus

Posted: 06/25/2023

Police Sergeant - Marietta Campus

Job ID: 260192

Location: GHC -  Marietta Instr. Site

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

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. This is a Position of Trust and will require handling confidential information and driving for the college.


• 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/site 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 as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study from an accredited institution

• 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 have eighteen (18) months experience in a sergeant capacity
• Must demonstrate a history of professionalism and ethics
• Must be Georgia Peace Officer Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Tests (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 Georgia Highlands College locations as needed upon request
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operates
• Must be General Instructor Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Test (POST)

Proposed Salary


Full Time

Benefits eligible

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume

• 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

Apply Before Date

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Contact Information

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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 Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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