Working Title: Police Officer
Department: Public Safety
Nature of Work:
Safety & Security of Darton College facilities and personnel
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Enforce all state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.
- Maintains visibility by patrolling the Darton College campus community to ensure security; makes observations for prowlers, vagrants, suspicious persons, and violators.
- Investigates reported crimes; interviews and obtains statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; processes crime scenes; gathers, prepares, and submits evidence to crime lab.
- Obtains warrants; performs various search operations; locates missing persons.
- Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; conducts on- campus pursuits for fleeing suspects and subdues resisting suspects; effects arrests; processes and transports prisoners.
- Responds to emergency calls and calls for assistance; mediates disputes and advises suspects of rights.
- Assists fellow officers as requested and makes traffic stops.
- Responds to accident calls; gathers information at the accident scene; investigates and reconstructs serious injury or fatal accidents; interviews victims and witnesses; investigates hit and run accidents; notifies relatives of victims as necessary.
- Performs functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, and managing dangerous situations; interacts with emergency medical technician (EMT) teams and other first responders.
- Identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists stranded motorists; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards.
- Stops vehicles for traffic violations; issues traffic citations and warnings.
- Contacts command/supervisory personnel for emergency response and critical incident communications.
- Identifies illegal drugs and hazardous materials; maintains knowledge of prescription drugs.
- Enters/retrieves data to/from computer system including stolen property, arrest and wanted persons information, investigation data, and criminal/driving records checks; reviews crime statistics.
- Documents case information; assists in the prosecution of offenders; appears in court to present evidence and testimony.
- Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from the campus community/civic organizations, the general public, employees, superiors, and other individuals.
- Exchanges information with dispatchers, attorneys, court personnel, medical examiner, medical professionals, and other departments and agencies.
- Maintains current field and code manuals, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, various maps, and related material for reference and/or review.
- Attends shift meetings, seminars, and training sessions as required to maintain knowledge of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to maintain knowledge of changing policies, procedures, codes, and laws.
- Composes and prepares a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and various other documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; maintains administrative records and files.
- Cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their officers or representatives during investigative processes.
- Maintains cleanliness of vehicle(s); request service and/or repairs as needed; maintains weapons and equipment in functional and presentable condition.
- Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; takes and relays messages and/or direct calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
- Attends campus community meetings and assists with campus community activities, programs, and crime prevention.
- Substitutes for co-workers in temporary absence of same; performs other administrative tasks as assigned.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
The purpose of this classification is to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the campus community, to deter criminal activity within the campus community, to enforce the laws and regulations of the state, and to perform investigations, special details, and specific assignments within Darton College Department of Public Safety.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- High school diploma or GED required; Three to five years law enforcement experience required. Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must be at least 20 years of age.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident status. Must pass and maintain current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. Must be qualified to operate a firearm.
- State of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification preferred.
- Original documents of High School Diploma or GED/College Degree(s), valid Georgia Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and DD214 (if prior military) required.
- Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
Public Safety Police Officers are under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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