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Sergeant of Investigations

Georgia College and State University

Listing Summary

Job Summary

The criminal investigator reports to the Commander of the Support Services Division and will process crime scenes, catalog, and track evidence or other property, conduct interviews, attest to arrest and search warrants, manage an investigative caseload, and support the patrol division by providing specialized services for complex criminal cases.

The investigator may serve in an on-call capacity providing advice to on-duty personnel or responding to campus to lead an investigation.  The criminal investigator will assist in the administration of public safety for the University campus by policy and all federal, state, and local municipal laws.


Supervision - 25
Serves as a first-line supervisor for all investigations and investigators at the direction of the Lieutenant of Patrol and the Captain of Operations.
Executes a wide range of tasks to promote safety, security, and law enforcement on campus.  This includes but is not limited to, patrolling, crime detection, traffic control, and other duties as assigned.          
Serve as the primary investigator on criminal cases that are beyond the knowledge, skills, and resources of the on-duty patrol personnel.
Investigates criminal investigations and obtains search and arrest warrants by policy, state, and federal law.
Coordinates the execution of arrest and search warrants for the Department of Public Safety on or off campus by applicable policy, and state, and federal law.

Patrol - 25
Conduct routine vehicle, foot, and alternative patrol of Georgia College & State University properties, and the surrounding area under statutory jurisdictions.
Such patrol shall facilitate the detection and deterrence of crime, criminal activity, and suspicious activity for Georgia College & State University properties.

Law Enforcement - 15
This position requires employees to utilize sound discretion and decision-making skills when determining appropriate responses to violations of federal, state, local, and traffic laws.

Reporting - 15
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.

Safety and Security - 10
Perform relevant safety and security functions that enhance public safety within the Georgia College & State University community.

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 - 10
Other Duties as assigned include but are not limited to:
Acts as a liaison and point of contact for campus partners such as Student Conduct, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling, and Title IX. The investigator will provide advice, information, and support to these partners as needed.                           
The investigator will conduct internal affairs investigations as determined by the Chief of Police.  The investigator will present the findings as dictated by policy and recommend disciplinary action within the range prescribed by departmental and university policy.                               
Assists with the training of other officers and maintains records of all investigations, case files, and other activities.  Review incident reports generated on shift to ensure quality and completeness, assess them for the need for further investigation, and provide feedback to patrol personnel on investigative methods.                                
Acts as the evidence custodian by processing, cataloging, tracking, and testing evidence as required by policy, state, or federal laws, and GACP guidelines.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
- Must have 4 years of related experience in the public safety field OR a combination of educational attainment and related work history
- Must possess a high school diploma or accredited GED equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check, under 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 under the rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (said rules may be found at

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Preferred attainment of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Preferred certification as a peace officer under the rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
- Preferred experience in a higher education environment
- Preferred experience in conducting criminal investigations
- Preferred experience as evidence or assistant evidence custodian
- Preferred completion of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College Program, Georgia POST Supervision courses, or other supervision/management training equivalent

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Certification 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 a 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
  • Quality Insurance Options
  • Extra Duty Pay- both salary and hourly employees can be paid $50/hr for extra duty details

Patrol Sergeants 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
  • DMV
  • Credit Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Employment With References


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