Police Sergeant

Marietta, GA
Georgia Highlands College

Salary: $57,003/year.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the public safety operations of assigned shift(s) of Police Officers at Georgia Highlands College. The role requires working day, night, and swing shifts. This position is assigned collateral duties and responsibility as designated by Command Staff under the direction of the Chief of Police. This is a Position of Trust and will require handling confidential information and driving for the college.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises assigned shifts of personnel; provides guidance for day-to-day activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations.
  • Performs patrol duties of campus/site property and surrounding area; performs security checks of all buildings and residence halls.
  • Responds to calls for services; locks and unlocks doors; assists motorists.
  • Responds to medical calls and assists EMTs as needed.
  • Investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity.
  • Reviews and approves officers’ incident and accident reports.
  • Runs criminal background checks; maintains the Georgia Crime Information Center Terminal.
  • Identifies, pursues and arrests suspects.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Prepares warrants.
  • Enforces state traffic laws and parking regulations.
  • Provides security for special events.
  • Attends court as required.
  • Responds to fire and burglar alarms.
  • Maintains property and evidence records.
  • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines the work of assigned personnel.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study from an accredited institution.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the sub-units in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department.
  • Must have eighteen (18) months experience in a sergeant capacity.
  • Must demonstrate a history of professionalism and ethics.
  • Must be Georgia Peace Officer Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Tests (POST) Certification as a law enforcement officer.
  • Must be able to carry a firearm in the State of Georgia.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, different shifts or swing shifts and at any of the Georgia Highlands College locations as needed upon request.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operates.
  • Must be General Instructor Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Test (POST).