Fort Valley State University  

Public Safety Officer

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Campus Safety
Office of Business and Finance

This is regular police work in protecting life and property on the university campus. Work involves professional response to the need for enforcing laws and university regulations. Work also involves preventing, investigating, detecting crimes and the apprehending criminals. Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations. However, employee must exercise quick, independent and sound judgment and display initiative to applying work methods in emergency situations which arise when superior is not around. Guidance and direction is provided to subordinate law enforcement personnel. Work requires dedication to public service often made difficult by emotional or physical stress of events. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, inspections and observation of results obtained.


• Patrol a designated area of campus to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes and to enforce traffic regulations
• Take charge of and guide the work of subordinate law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by superior officer
• Answer calls and complaints involving fire, traffic or other accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies and take necessary police action
• Investigate crimes against persons and property
• Interview victims and witnesses
• Search for and evaluate evidence
• Arrest person or persons suspected of crimes
• Prepare various records and reports
• Testify in court as required
• Performs related work as required


• Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the completion of two years of college
• Three to five (3–5) years of experience in police or related work
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience

MANDATORY Special Requirements:
Will fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set forth in the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Act as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge of standard police practices and techniques
• Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest
• Knowledge of the university properties, population, and traffic control problems
• Knowledge of first aid principles
• Ability to guide and direct subordinate law enforcement personnel and assist in training programs
• Ability to deal firmly and courteously with subordinates and the public
• Ability to analyze the situations quickly and objectively, and on own initiative, to determine proper course of action to be taken
• Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation
• Ability to speak and write effectively
• Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent auth

Interested persons should submit an FVSU employment application, letter of interest, resume, copy of official transcript(s) and three (3) professional reference letters to:
Office of Human Resources
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313

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