Augusta University Police Department
October 4, 2019
Job Posting Expires:


Police Captain, Community Services

Augusta University Police Department

About Augusta University:

Founded in 1828

Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University is a public research university and medical center with a 400+ bed level 1 trauma center and home to Georgia Children’s Hospital, dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers.

Home to three campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations across Georgia, Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.

Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business and education as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care.

The combination of nationally ranked business and nursing schools, home to Georgia’s Cyber Innovation Center as well as the state’s flagship public medical school and only dental school makes Augusta University a destination of choice for the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

About the Position:

The Augusta University Police Department seeks a dynamic law enforcement leader to lead its Community Services Division.  The Division is responsible for Investigations, Crime Prevention and Community Services.  The Augusta University Police Department is an accredited full service law enforcement agency with nearly 60 sworn Georgia POST certified police officers.  Combined, the department consists of approximately 160 team members who serve the Augusta University community, to include the university, Augusta University Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.  The department embraces the philosophy of community policing as a culture and ascribes to core values of Respect, Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence while providing a high level of customer service oriented police services to its community.  Further, the department culture embodies dignity, respect and procedural justice, both in the community and within the department.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Graduate/GED or Vocational School Diploma from an accredited State or Federal organization with eight years of sworn law enforcement experience to include a minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical Diploma, two years college course work, Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and eight years sworn law enforcement experience in a university environment.  Graduation from FBINA, Northwestern Staff and Command, or equivalent desired.
  • This position is a POST certified position and must obtain certification within one year of employment
  • Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills
  • Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques
  • Effectively and professionally interact with employees, faculty, students, patients, visitors and other law enforcement personnel and represent the University to outside agencies well
  • Knowledge, maintenance and skill in the use of firearms
  • Extensive knowledge of the civil and criminal codes of the state of Georgia, legal terminology, court procedures, laws of arrest, evidence and criminal procedure
  • Working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office, RMS systems and other computer software/databases
  • Possess advanced supervisory/management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate and exercise quick independent and sound judgement
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain confidentiality


The incumbent of this position duties include but are not limited to: manage and lead functions of the Community Services Division; supervise, lead, direct and evaluate staff to the assigned division; develop work schedules for staffing deployment; may formulate tentative budget information and requests, policies and regulations governing activities, submitting modification and approval; formulates division goals related to department and university strategic plan and provides reports regarding outcomes; completion of reports as requested by Chief of Police regarding crime trends, threat assessments, forecasting future needs for the university through the collection of criminal intelligence and analysis of current criminal conduct; provide that all reports and correspondence are complete and accurate for final approval; plan, direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records and reports; may manage the development and implementation of Incident Action Plans for special events; research, analyze, and evaluate best and promising practices, new technology, new equipment, and tactics; may plan, coordinate and conduct department and university-wide training, such as crime prevention programs, weapons re-qualification; perform other related duties as assigned.


Shift: Days/M-F

Pay Grade: 20 ($55,869 - $94,977)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range Recruitment Period: 10/2/2019 - Until Filled

Other Information:

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Driver's License Statement

The Human Resources Division will request a recent driver's history report from the selected candidate. This report must come from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the fee will be paid for by the candidate. This report will be required prior to an offer being extended by Human Resources and must be from the state(s) in which the candidate has lived in for the past three years.

Credit Check

This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University, to include a behavioral assessment by a licensed police psychologist firm and voice stress analysis/polygraph.

How to apply:

Interested applicants will need to complete the application process by visiting  Please include an updated resume when applying.  Inquiries can be made to Augusta University Human Resources by calling (706) 721-1523.

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