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Deputy Chief of Police (Major)

Georgia College and State University

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Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at

Job Summary


The Assistant Chief of Police reports to the Chief of Police under the Division of Finance and Administration . As the second-in-command law enforcement officer for the university, the Assistant Chief is responsible for the daily leadership, strategic planning, and management of a growing university police department. The Assistant Chief of Police helps direct a department of 17 sworn officers and 6 civilian personnel. Responsibilities will include directing and coordinating, through subordinate supervisors, department activities; reviews and analyzes reports, records, and directives, and confers with the Chief to obtain data required for planning department activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered; assists assigning, or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities and disseminates policy to staff; give work directions, resolves problems, prepares schedules, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work; assists coordinating activities for the department with related activities of other departments to ensure efficiency and economy; and evaluates current procedures and practices for accomplishing department objectives to develop and implement improved procedures and practices.


Management - 65

  • Serves as the second ranking law enforcement officer and as such, performs duties of Police Chief in the absence of the Chief.
  • Supervises the daily operations of the police department.
  • Organizes and directs the work activities of the Captain and Lieutenants.
  • Delegates appropriate responsibilities for planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and evaluating subordinates throughout the department.
  • Represents department in campus, city, and state meetings as needed.
  • Builds strong relationships with community and external law enforcement.
  • Assists in enforcing applicable laws on all GC campuses, in compliance with applicable federal, state, local, university, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for supervisory and managerial functions as directed by the Chief of Police.
  • Supervises and coordinates the investigation of criminal cases; offers guidance and expertise to investigators; ensures that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Functions include developing and implementing policies; exercising independent judgment in interpretation, application, and enforcement of state laws and regulations
  • Maintains logs, prepares reports, and directs the preparation, handling and maintenance of departmental records including, but not limited to UCR, ARMS, GCIC, CLERY, and DOT.
  • Explains police operations to subordinates and assists them in the performance of duties.
  • Reviews contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Assists in investigating and resolving personnel problems within the organization and charges of misconduct against staff. Responsible for internal investigations and coordinating with Human Resources on outcomes.
  • Informs personnel of changes in regulations and policies, the implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques in police work. Updates SOP Manual with direction from the Chief of Police.
  • Trains staff in proper police work procedures and policies. Also, ensures that all personnel are in compliance with Georgia P.O.S.T. requirements and mandates.
  • Monitors and evaluates the job performance of subordinates; recommends promotions and transfers.
  • Oversees Communications Division and is responsible for GCIC Audits and Certifications.
  • Inspects facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment and documents findings for record keeping purpose.
  • Oversees and maintains certifications for radar, lidar, and DOT road registrations

Strategic Planning - 20

  • Provide adequate documentation of public safety actions, including the authoring of incident reports, arrest and booking reports, use of force reports, supplemental reports, traffic citations, and other documents related to safety and security initiatives on campus. Such documentation may include written reports, diagrams, sketches, and other representations of reported circumstances.
  • Including but not limited to workforce management, scheduling, goal setting, periodic departmental assessments, assist in the preparation of The Annual Report, reporting of crime statistics to appropriate agencies, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions, heading internal investigations, serving on university committees, accrediation process and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Meets with campus, civic, and community groups to develop programs and events and to discuss public safety subjects.
  • Assists in the preparation of department budgets.

Safety and Security - 10

  • Perform relevant safety and security functions that enhance public safety within the Georgia College & State University community.
  • Cooperates with court personnel and with officials from other law enforcement agencies; testifies in court as needed. Verifies subordinates have properly obtained warrants and attended hearings when necessary
  • Such functions include: developing positive police-community relations, facilitating the physical security of campus properties, the performance of first-aid in response to medical distress, and the enhancement of emergency response to a variety of natural and man-made hazards.

Other - 5
Perform related work as required.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education attainment and related work history

Other Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check, pursuant to the regulations of Georgia College & State University, the Board of Regents Police Guidebook and recommendations from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Requirements will include, at a minimum: an oral interview, a state and federal criminal history check, a nationwide sex offender search, a social security number check, a credit history check, a medical examination, a drug screening, a psychological screening, a polygraph examination, an employment history check, and the verification of at least three professional/personal references.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, or the ability to obtain a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain and maintain certification as a peace officer pursuant to the rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (said rules may be found at
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High professional standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Must have a demonstrated history of leading or supervising employees

Required Experience
Must have minimum 10 years of law enforcement experience with 5 or more in a supervisory capacity at the command level.

Preferred Qualifications


Preferred Educational Qualifications

  • Preferred attainment of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of a nationally recognized program related to management or leadership, such as the National Academy (FBI) or Georgia's Command College
  • Military experience (Military Police experience will be considered)
  • Supervision courses, or other supervision/management training equivalent
  • General Instructor (Firearms, FTO and Sexual Assault Investigation Training)

Preferred Experience

  • Supervisory experience in a higher education environment
  • GCIC TAC Certification

Required Documents to Attach

  • List of References
  • Certification Information

Applicants, please provide scanned copies or images of your POST Certification(s) in the required documents section if you have them. Please note all POST certifications that are applicable if you have them.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Certification Information

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action based on surrounding hazards and circumstances
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive police-community relations
  • Ability to speak about crime prevention, awareness, and education to a variety of campus audiences
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions
  • Ability to perform rescue and evacuation functions during accidents, emergencies, and disasters, to include traffic control and direction, removing persons from dangerous situations, and facilitating the evacuation of campus facilities
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, including for the purposes of emergency response
  • Ability to perform arrests, forcibly, if necessary and reasonable, requiring proficiency in the use of handcuffs, other physical restraints, defensive tactics, less lethal and intermediate weapons, and firearms
  • Ability to handle situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, with respect for the rights of others


  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws
  • Knowledge of principles and modern methods of law enforcement administration
  • Knowledge of principles of employee supervision and personnel management including training, developing, mentoring, and disciplining of personnel
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures
  • Knowledge of traffic investigation techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of Clery Act requirements
  • Knowledge of emergency management planning
  • Knowledge of fleet maintenance and principles
  • Knowledge of special operations planning
  • Possess extensive knowledge of law enforcement policies, and accreditation standards relevant to a higher education setting
  • Possesses a working knowledge of NIMS and ICS; experience in developing emergency operations and incident action plans


  • Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, emergency equipment, and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment
  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority
  • Skill in supervising and managing subordinates
  • Skill in providing guidance and assistance regarding the application of public safety procedures
  • Skill in exercising judgement, decisiveness and creativity in the evaluation of information
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
  • Skilled in using computers for word processing
  • Experience in human resource's rules and regulations
  • Demonstrates organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with various departments and organizations throughout campus
  • Experience in conducting and managing internal affairs and internal investigations.
  • Skill in furnishing first aid in the event accident, illness, injury, and use of force situations, to include CPR and the use of an AED

Conditions of Employment

  • Legal authorization to work in US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • 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
    • Polygraph
    • Fingerprinting
    • Credit history check
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work performed in indoor and outdoor environment
  • 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
  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • Georgia College and State University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity


Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.


Other Information


This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position requires security clearance.


  • 12 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • USG Tuition Assistance Program (9 Credit Hours Paid Tuition After 6 Months of Employment)
  • Enrollment in Teacher's Retirement System retirement plan
  • Competitive Starting Salary: 91471
  • Quality Insurance Options
  • Extra Duty Pay- both salary and hourly employees can be paid for extra duty details

Deputy Chief will receive:

  • Ample Training Opportunities
  • All Duty Gear
  • Duty and Training Uniforms
  • Boot Allowance
  • Soft Body Armor
  • Duty Weapon, Long Gun, Less Lethal Options

Background Check

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Motor Vehicle Check
  • Credit Check
  • Education Verification


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