Police Officer

Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Position Summary:

The mission of the Emory University Police Department—a division of Emory Campus Services—is to provide professional police services in partnership with the community we serve.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs the duties of an armed peace officer.
  • Conducts field investigations, initiates and executes detentions, makes arrests, issues citations, writes reports, obtains warrants, conducts searches, transports prisoners to jail or to a juvenile facility, and testifies in a court of law.
  • Provides armed vehicular and foot patrol within jurisdiction.
  • Responds to calls for assistance in life threatening, emergency and service related situations.
  • Enforces state and federal law, local ordinances, and organizational regulations.
  • Controls crowds and conducts/controls traffic.
  • Restrains violent or resistant patients under the direction of medical personnel; restrains and transports violent criminals. Observes and reports criminal activity and other incidents or conditions jeopardizing the safety and security of the community. Maintains required record-keeping.
  • Performs duties in a sensitive and legal manner and maintains positive public relations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Georgia driver’s license within 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to complete Georgia P.O.S.T. basic peace officer certification as scheduled by the Department, if not certified in Georgia at the time of employment.
  • Must have an insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain proficiency with a handgun and other required weapons.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation including a drug screen and psychological exam.
  • An accredited associates degree or equivalent course work is preferred.
  • Prefer one, or more, of the following: experience as a peace officer with arrest authority or in a law enforcement support or security-related function; or certified as a peace officer in any state; or service in the U.S. military with honorable discharge.