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Campus Police Officer
West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange, Georgia
Date Posted 05/10/2022
Admin-Police and Public Safety
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Campus Police Officer

Job Information:
  • Requisition ID: LAW0718
  • Number of Openings: 3
  • Advertised Salary: 44,000.00 Annual Salary
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Posting End Date: Jun 30, 2022

A Campus Police Officer conducts patrols on campus to ensure security of buildings, students, faculty and staff. Responds to request for assistance and emergencies. A Campus Police Officer enforces vehicle and traffic regulations, private property accidents, investigates crimes and complaints, completing incident reports, dispatch, securing and locking campus at closing. Additionally, Campus Police Officers conduct activities related to safety and crime prevention. Requires Georgia POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certification. Requires a minimum of two years active Law-Enforcement Patrol duty experience. Requires a high school diploma or GED and a valid Driver’s license.

Job Description

Campus Police Officers promote lawful behavior and protect the welfare of students, faculty and staff as a uniformed presence on campus. A Campus Police Officer preforms foot and on occasions vehicle patrols of the West Georgia Technical College property to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during their shift and on occasions during special events and enforce regulations. They monitor the physical safety of campus buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling or monitoring using surveillance systems, and investigating suspicious behavior.

In emergency situations, Campus Police Officers respond to the scene, providing first aid, and alert additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate while maintaining radio communication with dispatch.

Campus Police Officers respond to every call, they also write and submit incidents reports to their supervisor. Familiarize themselves with the Federal Clery Act and submit all reports in a timely manner.

A Campus Police Officer’s role entails being the first line of active shooter response, first aid or medical care, fire response, handling Title IX reports and cases, weather-related emergency response, or handling cases of a criminal nature. These responsibilities range from everyday practicalities to extreme emergencies requiring immediate response. For this reason, Campus Police must be flexible and able to adapt easily to a variety of situations.

A Campus Police Officer will be required to communicate effectively and respectfully with members of the community, and their supervisor/Chief. Display empathy and caring for both West Georgia Technical College members and non-members. Treat all individuals with dignity, respect and fundamental fairness.

Uphold the sanctity of all lives in every encounter. De-escalate difficult situations, volatile, violent or threatening behavior while remaining calm, empathetic and maintaining impulse control. Resolve conflict between individuals, groups, or between citizens and the College.

Maintain a level of physical fitness that allows for standing/walking inside or outside during a shift, running in response to calls for service, climbing or descending multiple flights of stairs, preform CPR, assist with the lifting or carrying of persons, lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Effect arrest, either by gaining compliance or by using the appropriate level of force.

Campus Police Officer’s will protect individuals in danger of physical harm and assist those who cannot help themselves, including the intoxicated, the addicted, the mentally ill, the physically disabled, the elderly and the young. Assist in returning to normal activity after a crime or incident, engage appropriate crime mitigation strategies as directed by his/her supervisor/Chief.

Respond to all complaints, take field notes, obtaining all information essential to complete a Police report. Write reports using the CAS/ARMS reporting system, conduct preliminary investigations, consistent with expectations, for both criminal and non-criminal incidents.

Conduct follow up investigations when necessary and/or ensure that all pertinent information is documented and entered into his/her report.

Testify professionally in criminal court proceedings, or other departmental proceedings to resolve criminal or non-criminal issues.

Proactively assist community members to solve problems. Identify problems and conditions that have the potential for becoming more serious problems for individuals, the police, and West Georgia Technical College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work requires comprehensive and communication skills normally acquired through a high school education.
  • Work requires a Georgia POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certification with no existing/outstanding probations or investigations.
  • Requires a minimum of two years active Law-Enforcement Patrol duty experience
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