University Police Patrol Officer

Carrollton, GA
The University of West Georgia Police Department

Proposed Salary
$41,000 – $45,000 (annually)

$19.71 – $21.63 hourly paid on a bi-weekly basis

Job Summary

 The primary focus of this position is to provide continuous patrolling of the campus, responding to reports of crime, respond to calls for service and facility security. Additional essential duties include collecting, recording and securing evidence from crime scenes, interviewing those persons involved, writing reports, and making arrests for violation of state law and local ordinances. Other duties include assisting motorists, responding to medical emergencies, testifying in courts, serving as back-up dispatcher, assisting the Criminal Investigations Division and local law enforcement agencies as needed, serving criminal warrants and other duties as assigned. The Home Department will be the Carrollton location but on occasion will assist to cover the Newnan Campus on a rotating schedule.


Routine Patrol – 50%

  • Routine patrol of the college campus and resident dorms.

Enforcement – 20%

  • Enforcing State criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances on campus.

Assist – 15%

  • Assisting students with problems and concerns such as mental health and medical issues.

Security – 15%

  • Checking and securing campus buildings.

Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen, 21 years minimum age,
  • No felony or non-motor vehicle misdemeanor convictions, no more than 3 misdemeanors
  • High school diploma
  • Enrolled or eligible for college
  • Pass Assessment Center o Highly Qual o Qual
  • Pass UPD Background Investigation
  • Eligible for certification by the Georgia POST Council.
  • Ability to carry and use a firearm safely and accurately.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of post-high school education from an Accredited College or University; or equivalent from two-year college; or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language is considered very desirable.
  • GA Peace Officer POST Certification in good standing