Police Sergeant

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Police Department
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date:

NOTE: Posting REVISED to include external candidates and position deadline has been extended.

Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for a Police Sergeant. The position is responsible for supervising and participating in the police department operations of assigned shift(s) for Police Officer(s).


  • Supervises assigned shifts of personnel; provides guidance for day-to-day activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations.
  • Performs patrol duties of campus property and surrounding area; performs security checks of all buildings and residence halls.
  • Responds to calls for services; unlocks doors; assists motorists.
  • Investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity.
  • Reviews and approves officers’ incident and accident reports.
  • Runs criminal background checks; maintains the Georgia Crime Information Center Terminal.
  • Identifies, pursues and arrests suspects.
  • Enforces state traffic laws and parking regulations.
  • Provides security for special events.
  • Attends court as required.
  • Responds to fire and burglar alarms.
  • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines the work of assigned personnel.
  • Performs related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices; knowledge of community policing principles; knowledge of emergency preparedness, response and recovery principles; knowledge of public safety principles as related to university campuses; knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority; skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs; skill in decision making and problem solving; skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; skill in oral and written communication; knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service; possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated; and the ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

SALARY: Pay Grade 17


TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Police Sergeant Macon”.  Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.



Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents

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