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Criminal Investigations Sergeant

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Criminal Investigations Sergeant

Job ID: 243679
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
3900330401 - Office of Public Safety

Job Summary
Supervise Public Safety Officers and other department employees in enforcement of local, state, and federal laws, and in provision of personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus. Lead and conduct investigations of criminal violations on Georgia Southern University campus and arrest and prosecute law violators. Provide Crime Prevention education by developing and presenting a variety of crime prevention topics, attending crime prevention events, training and presentations in support of the university mission. This position has been identified by Federal Law (Jeanne Clery Act) as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), with significant student and campus responsibilities. CSA 's are obligated to report crimes reported to them which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University.

Due to the Governor's approval for the Cost of Living Adjustment to Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, final salaries at the time of hire may be impacted, but will not be lower than what is advertised.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Testify in courts and at hearings regarding evidence and statements obtained during investigations
  • Prepare arrest warrants for subjects charged or to be charged with various crimes
  • Book and photograph offenders arrested for criminal acts
  • Coordinate searches of residences and/or vehicles after having prepared a search warrant and having presented it to a judge for his/her concurrence and signature
  • Answer subpoenas for court appearances until cases have been adjudicated
  • Assist outside law enforcement agencies with locating subjects needed in their investigations
  • Escort dignitaries, when on campus, who may be a security risk
  • Perform specialized patrols and 'stake-outs' to deter and/or detect criminal activity
  • Conduct periodic inventory inquiry of local pawnshops in an attempt to locate stolen items from campus
  • Work special events including sporting events, social events, parades, large gatherings, etc
  • Make detailed reports of investigations and records in case file
  • Follow all safety and other risk management policies in performance of work
  • Maintain, repair and clean tools, equipment and work areas
  • Enforce laws and regulations of University
  • Prevent and or investigate crimes, and apprehend criminals
  • Perform duties of a specialized function which require knowledge and abilities acquired through experience on force
  • Patrol designated areas of campus to preserve law and order and prevent and/or discover commission of crimes.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving fire, traffic, and other incidents, misdemeanors, and felonies, and take appropriate actions
  • Prepare records and reports, and oversee reports of subordinates
  • Work on call schedule
  • Serve as Crime Prevention Coordinator or Officer
  • Advise patrol shift supervisors and respond after hours for investigations
  • Provide crime prevention courses to campus communities to include faculty, staff and students
  • Seek out groups and organizations to promote crime prevention topics and establish proactive programs and community relationships
  • Manage video surveillance for department
  • Coordinate various criminal investigations and violations of Georgia Southern University rules and regulations with Judicial Affairs
  • Serve as lead investigator on cases and supervise officers on the scene
  • Prepare case files for investigations and deliver completed case files to State Court Solicitor and District Attorney for presentation to Grand Jury for possible indictment
  • Process crime scenes for possible lead to perpetrator
  • Maintain chain of custody for any evidence obtained from time of discovery to time of disposal

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
  • One or more years of post secondary education/related formal technical training
  • Georgia P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified as a basic law enforcement (police) Peace Officer

Required Experience
  • Three (3) years of related work experience
  • Supervisory experience

Proposed Salary
$23.75 - $24.09 per hour

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Good intelligence and emotional stability to manage situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for others
  • Willingness to learn and increase skill in police work
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine proper course of action
  • Willingness to cooperate with officials and other police officers
  • Georgia P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified as a basic law enforcement (police) Peace Officer
  • Ability to proficiently use police equipment including vehicle, weapon, baton, and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively to manage tense situations courteously and tactfully
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action
  • Ability to work on call schedule

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledge of Georgia Crime Information Center, National Crime Information Center facilities and services
  • Knowledge and/or experience with State Certification process and procedures
  • Knowledgeable about Georgia Law and office policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
  • Effective computer skills with ability to conduct research
  • Proficiency in developing spreadsheets for reports

Apply Before Date
June 10, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at .

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University 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.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Legal authorization to work in US prior to employment

Proof of a valid Georgia driver's license with a suitable DMV record

Must be able to successfully pass Departmental background check including:
  • Driver's history
  • Criminal history
  • Georgia P.O.S.T.
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological exam
  • Physical Agility test
  • Computer Voice Stress Test
  • Fingerprinting

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Work on-call schedule
  • Required to walk, stand, and/or sit for extended period depending on assignment
  • May be required to subdue, restrain, and arrest combative suspects
  • Work schedule is shift work based on needs of University and may include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and include special events
  • Subject to be called back to work as situations warrant, sometimes working extended hours
  • Required to work in all types of weather
  • Work performed in indoor and outdoor environment
  • Maneuver up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work beyond 40 hour workweek including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Background Check
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Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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