Fort Valley State University Department of Public Safety
April 4, 2021
1005 State University Drive
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Under general direction, manages and participates in assigned programs, functions and activities, staff function or work shift; administers operations and prepares and evaluates field and staff reports; conducts internal investigations; performs sworn police duties in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order, public safety and the protection of life and performs related work as required.


  • Supervises and coordinates departmental personnel through precincts composed of squads containing shift Sergeants and Officers in the investigation of criminal and administrative cases; offers guidance and expertise to investigators; ensures that processes are conducted in accordance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Reviews and submits police reports, including incident, accident and other reports; ensures case files are completed and properly submitted; trains assigned personnel in proper reporting methods.
  • Develops monthly employee work schedules; schedules employees to cover special events.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing in English.
  • Analyzes department personnel, policies, and trends and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Investigates complaints concerning officers or department operations as well as criminal incidents
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions independently.
  • Use applicable weapons.
  • Implementing, developing policing for training staff.
  • Reviews and approves employee time cards; approves officer leave requests.
  • Develops and presents training instruction to staff and other campus constituencies.
  • Exercise self-control and independent and sound judgment in evaluating situations and in emergency hazardous situations and make quick, effective and reasonable decisions.
  • Reviews and approves departmental payroll and timesheets for subordinates.
  • Must be available for recall in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the department.
  • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with subordinates and the public under stressful conditions; ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper courses of action to be taken


  • 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.


  • Associate Degree required.
  • Eight years' experience as a full-time police officer, two years of full-time experience as a Patrol Sergeant and or current rank of Sergeant or higher, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Two years as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Certification from (POST)
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • Must be Georgia P.O.S.T. certified, must pass qualifying examination and must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Possession of or an ability to readily obtain GCIC/NCIC certification.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • General Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Taser Instructor

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