Police Officer III/ Detective

Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the investigation of assigned criminal cases to determine the nature of criminal activity, to prevent or solve crimes, and to identify and apprehend offenders. This task may take place day or night. This position may be required to work on weekends and holidays. This position may work out of what may be consider normal business hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to crime scenes; receives reports from other department personnel; examines crime scenes to obtain clues and gather evidence; identifies, collects, marks and preserves physical evidence; takes videos and photographs; identifies and collects fingerprints.
  • Interviews or interrogates complainants, witnesses, victims, suspects and informants; obtains and receives signed statements; conducts undercover surveillance.
  • Analyzes criminal activity and evidence to develops leads, identify witnesses and develop informant sources.
  • Writes and files reports on completed cases; details witnesses and testimony, occurrence of events, and criminal history of suspects; describes actions taken and results obtained.
  • Investigates known or suspected criminals or facts of particular cases to detect or deter criminal activity.
  • Obtains and serves criminal search and arrest warrants; obtains and serves subpoenas and motions.
  • Apprehends and arrests suspects.
  • Prepares, submits and presents cases for prosecution; assists in developing court presentations; presents evidence and testimony in court.
  • Serves as a members of special task forces as assigned.
  • Coordinate investigations with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Performs the duties of a Patrol Officer; enforces local, state, and federal laws; assists motorists; issues citations and makes arrests.
  • Assist oversee university camera systems and provide support for judicial and investigative purposes.
  • Responds to any and all emergency situations.
  • Performs administrative duties; employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, roll call and monthly reports.
  • Responds to complaints, provide direction to the officers on scene and evaluate decisions.
  • Assist with coordination of CLERY Act Compliance.
  • Must be available for recall in emergency situations.
  • May be required to perform other job related duties.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for 3 to 4 years. That experience also, could have been gain as a Patrol Officer/Deputy/ or State Trooper for 3 to 4 years. Also, Experience can be gained as a Criminal or Internal Investigator for 3 to 4 years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicles or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with CLERY Compliance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience with trials and Court Proceedings.
  • Criminal Investigations Training.
  • Criminal Investigation Certifications.
  • Homicide investigation Training.
  • Homicide Investigations Certifications.
  • Sexual Assault investigation Training.
  • Sexual Assault investigation Certifications.
  • General Instructors Certification.
  • Firearms Instructors Certification.
  • Experience with crime scenes and evidence collection.
  • Crime Scene certification.