Campus Police Sergeant

Position ID: 44692
Georgia Gwinnett College
Business and Finance
Public Safety
Position Description
Job Class: 
Police Sergeant
Job Description: 

Campus Police Sergeant

Job Category:



Public Safety - 7010320


Business & Finance

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


Under the direction of the Chief of Police or designee, the campus police sergeant is responsible for performing, supervising, or assigning subordinate personnel to a full range of public safety enforcement protection, security, investigation, and administrative functions to ensure best police practices are utilized in response to reported crimes; in solving criminal cases; and, in crime prevention practices by analyzing data, controlling evidence, preparing documentation, making recommendations to supervisors, administrators, justice system authorities, and to providing testimony in court and campus administrative hearings.


  • Investigates criminal violations, judicial violations, traffic crashes and violations, and citizen complaints.
  •  Assigns and supervises shift duties and ensures the completion of stated duties for the shift by visually and physically inspecting completed duties and assignments as required. (This could be required during periods of extreme weather conditions).
  •  Assists and/or directs securing the area and containing any emergency situation, and assists with the evacuation, if necessary, and determining the cause or origin of an emergency.
  • Supervises and performs investigations, including surveillance, interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects, gathering of intelligence, ensures the security of and investigation of crime scenes.
  • Responsible for ensuring officers provide adequate security coverage and police protection for all areas of campus.
  • Performs all duties expected of certified Georgia Police Officer.
  • Ensures that all division administration (forms and reports) is completed in a timely fashion; reviews each officer’s reports and initials or signs as applicable; if complete and correct, forwards the report up the chain of command; if found to be incomplete or contains errors, returns the report for corrections.
  • Responsible for supervising and assisting assigned staff and others in the performance of police functions and duties.
  • Interviews, interrogates or surveillance, or supervises interviews, interrogations, or surveillance of witnesses, victims, and suspects.
  • Reviews and approves assigned personnel’s reporting responsibilities e.g., accident/incident narrative, property description, dates, citation/warrant information satisfies elements of charge(s); required GCIC/NCIC inputs are performed; photographs, witness statements, and documents for either prosecution or administrative adjudication are included, are accurate, effective, and conform with legal decisions, laws, policy, and rules.
  • Prepares and submits requests for search and arrest warrants.
  • Provides legal testimony in court hearings/proceedings.
  • Initiates on-spot corrective action for inappropriate actions or behaviors (violations of policy, rules, or verbal directives) encountered or observed of police officers, civilian employees, and student employees as necessary, and immediate notification of such corrective action to appropriate supervisor.
  • Functions as a liaison with city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and investigators, and court officials to provide information and evidence necessary for detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal violations; to collect and distribute criminal intelligence information.
  • Conducts routine inspections of assigned personnel and equipment; routinely inventories police equipment assigned to respective division, shift, unit or assigned personnel.
  • May assist with investigative activities regarding violations of federal statutes and coordination with appropriate federal law enforcement agencies and the United States Attorney’s Office for referral of violations committed for prosecution.
  • Routinely performs crime prevention and community relations activities to include meeting with other campus members, groups, organizations, parents, and visitors.
  • Performs VIP security and surveillance work as assigned.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • 5 years experience as a GAPOST certified peace officer in good standing as defined by GAPOST.
  • Currently employed or have been employed in the last 12 months by a GAPOST recognized law enforcement agency. 
  • NOTE: Passing or qualifying scores are adopted from the requirements set by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.
  •  Must maintain annual certification and state training requirements. Must obtain and maintain additional certifications as required by the College. 
  • Must pass pre-employment testing (if applicable), criminal history check (no felony convictions or convictions of moral turpitude), background check, physical, drug test, psychological and/or polygraph exam, and credit history check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement, criminal law and/or security and criminal procedural law terminology. Ability to define elements within federal, state, county, municipal laws and College regulations.
  • Ability to attend court and provide appropriate testimony on behalf of the college.
  • Ability to learn radio codes and terminology in order to communicate clearly via two-way radio.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with students of varying ages in order to respond to problems or incidents on campus and determine appropriate disciplinary action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisor and co-workers. Ability to display professionalism, politeness, and good manners when dealing with co-workers, management, and the public.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read materials written in English.
  • Skill in basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Internet). 


  • Three (3) years of college campus policing experience.
  • Associate or bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related fields.
  • Georgia POST peace officer training certificates of completion:
    • Intermediate or Advanced 
    • Advanced Traffic Enforcement / Accident Investigation
    • Basic Criminal Investigations
    • Interviews and Interrogations Techniques
    •  Search Warrants and Affidavits
    • Field Training Officer
    • Supervisor Levels 1, 2, and 3

Position Disclosure:

Position may require local travel. Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Position may require local travel. Successful completion of a credit report is a condition of employment. Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College-issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:

Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:




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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CIP Discipline Code: 
Public Safety (Admin code)
Investigation/Conflict Resolution/Social Equity/Student Conduct (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
High School/GED
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
5 years
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator