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Police Officer - Part Time

Savannah State University

Listing Summary

Job ID:  235567

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Public Safety Part-Time Officer position is to help ensure the safety of Savannah State University’s students, faculty, staff and visitors. The position performs a variety of duties related to the protection of life and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace, apprehension of criminals, and calls for service. Perform basic police services in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Savannah State University Police and in compliance with governing federal and state laws.

The nature of police work requires that each Campus Police Officer possess the ability to expertly perform all of the tasks required to deal with the worst-case scenario. At any given time, a routine task being performed by a Campus Police Officer may suddenly become a violent confrontation. All skills, training and physical capabilities may be called upon instantaneously. Furthermore, Campus Police Officers are required to be a generalist with respect to their daily duties. The inability to perform even the most routine task conflicts with the public perception of what they can expect when they call for a uniformed Campus Police Officer. Campus Police Officers must have the ability to act decisively and without direct supervision in varying situations, including situations involving an element of personal danger to students, faculty, staff and visitors. This position will assist with investigations as needed or may be instructed to investigate a complaint that may affect the campus community or its internal/external stakeholders.

The Campus Police Officer may be subjected to recall in the event of an emergency or on the instructions of the Chief of Police or his/her Designee.


  • Patrols assigned area on foot, in assigned motor vehicle, or other specialized vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; uses University keys to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
  • Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports malfunctions as required.
  • May provide safe and efficient transportation to University employees and/or visitors, as requested, using an institutional vehicle.
  • Prepares routine, standardized reports and investigate criminal and administrative complaints.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Gives warnings and issues tickets to the public.
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Part-time Police Officers are required to work three full shifts and three university events per year not to exceed 19 hours per week. 
  • Part-time Police Officers will be required to assisted during sporting events. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • This position is on an on call basis and the employee will be scheduled at the needs of the Police Department. 

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; must be a U.S. citizen; a minimum age of 21 years of age; must be Georgia Mandated (Police) P.O.S.T. certified; Must be in Good Standing with Georgia P.OS.T and/ or Current Law Enforcement Agency; not have been convicted of a felony or have an adverse driving history; have 20/20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision; be willing to undergo a drug screening test, fingerprinting and psychological evaluation; have the physical ability to perform the essential job functions; must be able to pass a thorough background investigation; Valid Georgia Driver's License required and maintained at the time of employment.

Proposed Salary>

$35.00 per hour

Contact Information

For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Conditions of Employment

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

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