Police Sergeant (Internal Applicants Only)
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The University of North Georgia is currently acceping applicaitons for a Police Sergeant. The Police Sergeant will plan, coordinats, and supervise activities of campus police officers performing duties such as patrol, crime investigation, and training. Assure all policies and procedures of the department are executed effectively to protect lives and property of the University community. Work involves professional response to the need for the prevention and detection of crimes, and for generally maintaining law and order.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The Police Segeant will:
Patrol a designated area of the campus on foot or in a patrol vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; answer calls and complaints involving fire, medical emergencies, traffic or other accidents, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies, and takes necessary police action; make arrests.
Conduct investigations of criminal activities, consisting of the collection and identification of evidence, questioning principals and witnesses, case preparation, and testifying in court. Investigate traffic accidents and perform related traffic control functions for both vehicle and pedestrian safety.
Schedule and monitor activities of 1-6 or more police officers on patrol, administrative or security details; instruct and train them in new methods and procedures; complete performance evaluations on each officer on the shift and reports any problems to superior officer.
Write reports of incidents in the field; review and approve or return reports to officers for complete information
Direct activities of officers at all incidents and accidents until relieved of command by a superior officer; calls for backup or other assistance as needed
Train new officers as to all duties on assigned shifts, all forms to be completed, police radio procedures, safe traffic stops, instruction on response to calls; familiarize the new officer with the college geography.
Secure crime scenes; identify witnesses or suspects; insure evidence is not disturbed; notify superiors of the situation. Determine if an investigator is needed. May be required to assist investigator upon his/her arrival
Brief shifts daily on any special instructions; coordinates efforts with other shifts on any on-going situations involving the welfare of the University community. Testify in court as necessary as to any arrests made or any incidents involving the officers under his/her charge on any given shift. Monitor and inspect all equipment and vehicles assigned to his/her shift
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have knowledge of standard police practices and techniques; university properties, population, and traffic control concerns.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action; cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully but with respect for the rights of others; react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions; obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation; understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions; express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and to prepare comprehensive records and reports; develop skills in the use and care of firearms; develop and maintain good public relations; meet such specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.
Skill in furnishing first aid and comfort in case of accidents, illness, and death situations.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from a standard high school
Completion of two years of college and 2 years experience in police work or related work; or 4 years experience in police related work
Valid Georgia Class C Driver’s License; Georgia POST Law Enforcement Certification in good standing or ability to receive within one year of employment.
Must possess the exceptional moral character of a law enforcement officer. Will be required to complete training to become an FTO as well as Supervision 1,2, and 3
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit contact information for three professional references. This position will require a background check, credit check, DMV check, and drug screen.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.