Police Officer

Agency: Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department

Location: Atlanta GA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Job Number:




Job Purpose: Perform a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace, apprehension of criminals, and calls for service. Perform basic police services in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Georgia Tech Police and in compliance with governing federal and state laws.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Engage in law enforcement patrol functions by foot, bike or vehicle including rotating shifts and physically checking doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure. Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and removing people from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas.
  • Mediate disputes and advising of rights and processes.
  • Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers. Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



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Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: High School/GED or Vocational School Diploma or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Work Experience: One year to three years job related experience
  • Certifications: Valid Drivers License or ability to obtain a valid drivers license
  • Skills: This job requires excellent verbal and written communications skills; honesty, ability to take action quickly, use independent and sound judgment, and display initiative in applying work methods. Additionally, ability to prepare reports is required.




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: Three to five years working within a police department
  • Preferred Certifications: GA P.O.S.T. certification
  • Preferred Skills: N/A


Additional Information: PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat. Selection process will include a thorough background check of education, employment, criminal and driver history, credit history, psychological and medical evaluation, drug screen, and successful completion of the police academy entrance examination. Availability to work any day and any shift and overtime work required.


Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: supervisor and co-workers, GT employees, students and campus visitors. This position typically will advise and counsel: GT employees, students and campus visitors.


Department Description 

The Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department is a fully operational State agency devoted to the protection of the campus, its students, faculty, staff and visitors. The mission of the department is threefold.  

  • We strive for excellence and integrity in providing a safe and secure environment for the Georgia Tech community,
  • We enforce laws and campus policy, to serve the diverse public, prevent and detect criminal activity and to reduce the fears of the public through community interaction, and
  • We promote growth and development for the members of the Department.


Your interest in joining the Georgia Tech Police Department is greatly appreciated.


For more information, please visit our website: http://www.police.gatech.edu/careers/ 

Job: Public Safety

Primary Location: Georgia-Atlanta

Organization: Legal Affairs and Risk Management

Job Posting: Jun 2, 2016, 10:09:13 AM

Hiring Range: N/A

Schedule : Full-time