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Campus Police Officer Full-time

Columbus Technical College

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Columbus Technical College is seeking an individual to serve as a Full-time Campus Police for our Campus Police Department. This individual will provide assistance in the organization, direction and supervision of the day-to-day operation of the college’s campus safety/security department. This position is full-time/Non-exempt.


  • Protects life and property through the enforcement of federal, state, local laws, & college regulations while respecting all Constitutional Rights
  • Proactively patrols assigned areas
  • Responds to calls for police service
  • Conducts preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations
  • Conducts interviews
  • Prepares written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities
  • Arrest and processes criminals
  • Testifies in court
  • Emergency duties required during adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to exercise judgment in determining when to use force and to what degree
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night
  • Comprehending legal documents including citations, affidavits, warrants, and other documents
  • Commanding emergency personnel at accidents, emergencies, and disasters
  • Takes an active role in Community Oriented Policing on campus
  • Self-initiate traffic and / or criminal investigations
  • Coordinates with local law enforcement jurisdictions
  • Inspects assigned area for fire or environmental hazards
  • Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against and maintain the security of premises
  • Warns persons of rule infractions or violations
  • Collaborates with others to prepare and analyze damage assessments following emergencies
  • Directs traffic and provides security during special events
  • Maintains Peace Officer Standards Training certification


  • Physical fitness
  • Critical thinking and Problem-solving skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Strong moral character
  • Devotion to the Campus Community with Empathy and Compassion
  • Adaptability and Mental Agility
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Computer skills for job-related software
  • Ability to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to differentiate between colors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Georgia P.O.S.T. certification “in good standings” is required (Peace Officer)
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or Higher
  • 3 years of related law enforcement experience
  • Combination of education and work experience to equal above


Salary is $47,499 annually. Benefits include state holidays, annual leave, and sick leave, State of Georgia Retirement, Health and Flexible Benefits Program.

Application Deadline:

Position available until July 18, 2024. Applicants must submit a Columbus Technical College employment application online and upload a cover letter, resume and copy of transcript(s) at time of application (Incomplete submissions will not be considered). **Please note: All references will be checked prior to employment offer. Post offer requirements will include a criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. **

Employment Policy:

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

The Technical College System of Georgia and its colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies for Columbus Technical College: Karen Thomas, Title IX Coordinator, at 706.649.1813 and Olive Vidal-Kendall, Section 504 Coordinator, at 706.649.1442.