Police Officer I

Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Salary: $41,000 – $46,000.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This position performs specialized police work in protecting life and property, preventing violations, enforcing laws and regulations on University property and apprehending violators within police jurisdiction.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols campus areas on foot or by motorized vehicle; issues citations and warnings.
  • Directs traffic and enforces traffic laws and regulations.
  • Maintains watch over buildings and grounds; checks doors and windows.
  • Observes and/or investigates suspicious actions or persons, and dangerous or defective conditions.
  • Reports and investigates accidents, vandalism, thefts and fire. Assists in the location of lost or stolen property.
  • Gives directions and other information to the public as requested. Maintains records of accidents and investigations.
  • Gives warnings and issues tickets to the public. Advises students, faculty, and staff on campus regulations.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, questions drivers and witnesses, and assists injured; records pertinent data describing scene and circumstances.


  • High school diploma or GED and must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or have an adverse driving history.
  • Have 20/20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision.
  • Be willing to undergo a psychological exam, polygraph/computer voice stress analyzer(CVSA), complete a physical ability test- (timed obstacle course); must complete an entry level law enforcement exam; fingerprinting and drug screening test; have the physical ability to perform the essential job functions; must be able to pass thorough background investigation.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License required at the time of employment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Considerable knowledge of standard police practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the GSU campus and its traffic patterns.
  • Knowledge of first aid. Knowledge of fire prevention techniques.
  • Ability to conduct investigations and prepare report.
  • Ability to enforce campus regulations.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.