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Police Officer

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Police and Public Safety

Job ID: 271037

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Performs general patrol and operational police duties, such as making arrests and enforcing criminal codes and statutes, assisting with investigations, and/or serving as a member of special teams or task forces as requested. Responsible for enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).


1.Provides patrol shift coverage
2.Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting life and property, preventing crime, performing vehicular and pedestrian traffic direction
3.Demonstrates successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
4.Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal)
5.Renders aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries
6.Interviews victims, suspects, and witnesses; prepares reports that document incidents and activities, and reviews facts to determine if criminal acts or statute violations exist
7.Testifies in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases

Required Qualifications

Required Experience
On the job training

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent and at least 21 years of age

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license
Successfully completed State of Georgia mandated Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) training (physically and scholastically) and comply with all POST requirements within one (1) year of employment 
Must maintain Georgia POST Peace Officer Basic Certification
May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as related to assignment
Successfully pass the Georgia POST-mandated Physical Ability Test prior to their assigned academy date, if applicable (only for candidates required to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course)

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
POST Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, or Managerial Certificate, POST Instructor Certification, POST Designated Instructor Certification, Other Specialty Certifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An undergraduate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Preferred Experience
Community Outreach experience preferred
Volunteer experience with a community service organization preferred

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $51,600 to $64,500 ($24.81 to $31.01 per hour).  Offers are based on relevant experience.

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to fulfill all the essential duties of a police officer
Able to learn and enforce Georgia laws, federal laws, and applicable university and Board of Regents rules and regulations
Able to relate with the general public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in coordinating activities and resolving issues
Must be committed to and demonstrate successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
Able to attend law enforcement training programs at the state, region and/or national level
Able to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail
Will be subject to working after hours, weekends, and holidays and/or being called into work for emergencies or disasters
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient in the use of position related equipment, including but not limited to police vehicle, 2-way radio, computer, lethal and non-lethal weapons and restraint devices
Demonstrates a high degree of honesty, integrity, and ethics
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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