Police Officer

Brunswick, GA
College of Coastal Georgia

The Campus Police Officer (CPO) protects life and property on the college 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 the Chief of Campus Police or other superiors and carried out using established policies and procedures; however, the employee must exercise quick, independent, and sound judgment and display initiative in applying work methods to emergency situations which arise when the superior is 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. Incumbents are required to be available for all shifts and to work occasional overtime. Campus Police Officers must pass a physical exam and are subject to applicable drug testing policies.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have knowledge of standard police practices and techniques, of the college properties, population, and traffic control problems, and of fire prevention techniques. The Campus Police Officer must also be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action; react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions; handle situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully and with respect for the rights of others and to develop and maintain good public relations. In addition, the CPO must be able to obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation; understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions; communicate clearly orally and in writing; be able to use computer and related software programs and to prepare detailed records and reports. Skill in the use and care of firearms, in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situations are essential.

Qualifications:

 Minimum Qualifications and Training
• Graduation from high school
• Completion of the requirements for peace officer as set forth in the Georgia Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Act, as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Council are required
• Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and is subject to random drug testing
• Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactorily pass an MVR background check

Preferred Qualifications and Training

  • Two years experience as a certified law enforcement officer is highly desirable.