Police Sergeant - #99933

University Systems of Georgia

Date: 04/19/2022 14:30 PM

City: Macon, Georgia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses—Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia—and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia’s 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia’s flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region through professional leadership, innovative partnerships and community engagement.

Job Summary

The position is responsible for supervising and participating in the police department operations of assigned shift(s) for Police Officer(s).


  • 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.
  • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines the work of assigned personnel.
  • Responds to calls for services; unlocks doors; assists motorists.
  • 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.
  • Enforces state traffic laws and parking regulations.

  • Provides security for special events.
  • Attends court as required.
  • Responds to fire and burglar alarms.
  • Performs related duties.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

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.

  • 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.

Other Information

  • This position is non-exempt (bi-weekly paid).

Background Check

Offer of employment is contingent upon a successful HR and departmental background check.

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