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Police Officer III/ Detective

Savannah State University Police Department

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About Us

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

This position is responsible for the investigation of assigned criminal cases to determine the nature of criminal activity, to prevent or solve crimes, and to identify and apprehend offenders. This task may take place day or night.  This position may be required to work on weekends and holidays. This position may work out of what may be consider normal business hours.


  • Responds to crime scenes; receives reports from other department personnel; examines crime scenes to obtain clues and gather evidence; identifies, collects, marks and preserves physical evidence; takes videos and photographs; identifies and collects fingerprints
  • Interviews or interrogates complainants, witnesses, victims, suspects and informants; obtains and receives signed statements; conducts undercover surveillance
  • Analyzes criminal activity and evidence to develops leads, identify witnesses and develop informant sources
  • Writes and files reports on completed cases; details witnesses and testimony, occurrence of events, and criminal history of suspects; describes actions taken and results obtained
  • Investigates known or suspected criminals or facts of particular cases to detect or deter criminal activity
  • Obtains and serves criminal search and arrest warrants; obtains and serves subpoenas and motions
  • Apprehends and arrests suspects
  • Prepares, submits and presents cases for prosecution; assists in developing court presentations; presents evidence and testimony in court
  • Serves as a members of special task forces as assigned
  • Coordinate investigations with other law enforcement agencies
  • Performs the duties of a Patrol Officer; enforces local, state, and federal laws; assists motorists; issues citations and makes arrests
  • Assist oversee university camera systems and provide support for judicial and investigative purposes
  • Responds to any and all emergency situations
  • Performs administrative duties; employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, roll call and monthly reports
  • Responds to complaints, provide direction to the officers on scene and evaluate decisions
  • Assist with coordination of CLERY Act Compliance
  • Must be available for recall in emergency situations
  • May be required to perform other job related duties

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for 3 to 4 years. That experience also, could have been gain as a Patrol Officer/Deputy/ or State Trooper for 3 to 4 years. Also, Experience can be gained as a Criminal or Internal Investigator for 3 to 4 years
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicles or equipment operated
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia

If not Georgia P.O.S.T Police or Sheriff’s Deputy certified the applicant must be able to meet and obtain requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia and obtain P.O.S.T Certification for Police Officer in 6 Months from Hire. If the applicant is not Georgia P.O.S.T certified, the applicant must sign a 2-year commitment/agreement with the Savannah State University Department of Public Safety prior to attending a state approve Georgia Regional Police Academy. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with CLERY Compliance
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with trials and Court Proceedings
  • Criminal Investigations Training
  • Criminal Investigation Certifications
  • Homicide investigation Training
  • Homicide Investigations Certifications
  • Sexual Assault investigation Training
  • Sexual Assault investigation Certifications
  • General Instructors Certification
  • Firearms Instructors Certification
  • Experience with crime scenes and evidence collection
  • Crime Scene certification

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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