School Police Officer

Atlanta, GA
Fulton County School System

Position Summary:

Supports and facilitates the educational process within the Fulton County School System by providing a safe and secure environment through enforcement of state laws, preservation of public order, protection of life and the prevention, detection, or investigation of crime.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a visible and active law enforcement officer on campus dealing with law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, and thefts.
  • Protects campus from disturbances and criminal activity.
  • Serves as the initial first responder and school safety coordinator for campus emergencies.
  • Conducts routine patrols of assigned facilities to include buildings, parking lots and District owned, leased, or rented equipment.
  • Operates system equipment to include alarm systems, surveillance equipment, and patrol units when necessary.
  • Maintains safety and security within the guidelines of the board and FCS police department policies
  • Implements and coordinates the district wide safety and security program.
  • Works closely with the principal and staff of the school to foster a better understanding of law enforcement function to maintain a secure learning environment.
  • Counsels individual students in law-related areas which affect the student’s ability to function effectively in the educational environment.
  • Promotes positive relationships between youth and law enforcement to reduce juvenile delinquency.
  • Collaborates with public safety agencies to serve as a liaison between schools and community to deter criminal and delinquent behavior.
  • Conducts mini-courses or workshops on drugs, law, law enforcement, safety, good citizenship, and other areas for students and parents.
  • Consults or attends conferences with students, parents, and staff members to assist with problems of a law enforcement act or crime prevention nature.
  • Plans and helps conduct emergency drills on a routine basis.
  • Testifies in criminal court cases as required.
  • Coordinates security for crowd and vehicle control at extra-curricular activities and special events.
  • Maintains annual firearms certification and P.O.S.T certification.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies with incidents involving local criminal activity that may impact student or site safety.
  • Maintains paperwork related to activities that may include police reports, activity logs and time sheets.
  • Make referrals available to other agencies within the school system and community for additional assistance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) required.
  • Certification as a Peace Officer must be completed prior to making application; Must hold a PBLE classification if P.O.S.T. certified after 1982 or the equivalent prior to 1983.
  • Advanced Certifications (Instructor, Drug Identification, etc.) a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous sworn law enforcement patrol/investigative experience preferred;
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old.