Police Sergeant

Company Details

University Systems of Georgia

About Us

Welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), a University System of Georgia (USG) institution that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a rich history that is tied to the City of Atlanta for which it is appropriately named. The college offers high quality baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs that are challenging, comprehensive and very affordable. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves about 3,000 students and is situated on a beautifully landscaped Southwest Atlanta campus; which is located ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta and fifteen minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Job Summary

Supervises enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency. Provides mentoring, leadership, and supervision to the staff of AMSCPD as a member of the leadership staff. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Provides a variety of other special project/program activities as assigned.


  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates personnel, including police corporals, police officers, security officers, and other non-sworn support staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control
  • Ensures the enforcement of all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security
  • Supervises the detection and deterrence of criminal activity
  • Supervises patrolling of designated areas
  • Supervises response to calls relayed by dispatchers
  • Supervises the issuing of citations, apprehension, arrest and processing of criminals, fugitives and offenders as appropriate
  • Provides aid and backup support to other officers and agencies, as necessary
  • Ensures assigned staff has the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work
  • Supervises assigned staff, compiles, reviews, and approves timesheets, addresses and/or forwards employee concerns; counsels and/or recommends employee corrective action, assists with or completes employee performance appraisals
  • Trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures, monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work, consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise
  • Coordinates and maintains the logs involving vehicle fuel and maintenance
  • Responds, supervises and manages personnel and resources during any critical type incidents until the incident is completed or until relieved by the appropriate incident commander
  • Manages, inventories, and issues equipment to agency personnel

Required Qualifications

  • High School diplomaor GED equivalent
  • 4 years of related experience in the public safety field; OR a combination of education attainment and related work history
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license
  • Must maintain all licenses and certifications necessary for the fulfillment of duty assignments
  • Current Basic Law Enforcement Certification from the Georgia P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training Council)
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 years of experience as a P.O.S.T. certified police officer
  • Drug and psycological screenings

Preferred Qualifications

  • State advanced certificate or equivalent from another state preferred
  • State supervisory certificate preferred
  • Law Enforcement Instructor certification
  • Associate’s degree

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrates excellent application of planning and organization skills, including ability to direct, coordinate and review assignments and projects
  • Able to effectively relate with the general public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in coordinating activities and resolving problems
  • Must be committed to and demonstrate successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
  • Able to fulfill all the essential duties of a police officer and to perform the functional role of lower ranks as required
  • High level of honesty, integrity, and ethics
  • Exercise authority positively while maintaining discipline within the department
  • Able to train and evaluate personnel under direct command
  • Able to plan and organize workload, identify deficiencies in work and take corrective action
  • Able to work nontraditional shifts, including nights and weekends
  • May be expected to serve as a Field Training Officer
  • May be reassigned to another operational area or section of equal rank
  • May be required to attend law enforcement training at state, region and/or national level
  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Strong customer service skills

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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College, as determined by Atlanta Metropolitan State College in its sole discretion; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is an equal employment opportunity employer. Atlanta Metropolitan State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

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