Police Sergeant

Position ID: 43647
Georgia Highlands College
Public Safety
Campus Safety
Branch Campus: 
Douglasville Instructional Site & Paulding Instructional Site
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Police Sergeant
Job Description: 


Police Sergeant


Job ID 216480
Location GHC - Douglasville Instr. Site;GHC - Paulding Instr. Site
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job 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.

• 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 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

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with 3- 5 years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable.
• 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 demonstrate a history of professionalism and ethics
• Must be Georgia Peace Officer Certified through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (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 GHC campuses as needed upon request
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Proposed Salary:  $47,000 - $48,000


Required Documents to Attach


 Cover Letter

 Unofficial transcripts

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices
• Knowledge of community policing principles
• Knowledge of emergency preparedness, response and recovery principles
• Knowledge of public safety principles as related to college campuses
• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
• Knowledge of maintaining compliance efforts relative to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
• Skill in writing policy and procedures for the department’s SOP
• Knowledge of Georgia’s FBI UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting)
• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs
• Skill in decision making and problem solving
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
• Skill in oral and written communication

About Us


Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at jobs@highlands.edu.

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal opportunity institution, Georgia Highlands College is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and educating persons without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Any individuals requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application, selection or employment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 706-802-5136. GHC expects successful applicants to share this commitment.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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Public Safety (Admin code)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator