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Police Officer

Kennesaw State University

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About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia’s college . We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high- impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university’s vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion!


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Performs general patrol and operational police duties, such as making arrests and enforcing criminal codes and statutes, assisting with investigations, and/or serving as a member of special teams or task forces as requested. Responsible for enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations in order to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).


  1. Provides patrol shift coverage
  2. Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting life and property, preventing crime, performing vehicular and pedestrian traffic direction
  3. Demonstrates successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy
  4. Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal)
  5. Renders aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries
  6. Interviews victims, suspects, and witnesses; prepares reports that document incidents and activities, and reviews facts to determine if criminal acts or statute violations exist
  7. Testifies in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases



Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent and at least 21 years of age

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license
Successfully completed State of Georgia mandated Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) training (physically and scholastically) and comply with all POST requirements within one (1) year of employment
Must maintain Georgia POST Peace Officer Basic Certification
May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as related to assignment
Successfully pass the Georgia POST-mandated Physical Ability Test prior to their assigned academy date, if applicable (only for candidates required to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course).  For additional information please see

Required Experience
On the job training

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Preferred Experience
Community Outreach experience preferred
Volunteer experience with a community service organization preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to fulfill all the essential duties of a police officer  Ability to learn and enforce Georgia laws, federal laws, and applicable university and Board of Regents rules and regulations  Able to relate with the general public and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in coordinating activities and resolving issues  Must be committed to and demonstrate successful engagement of the community oriented policing philosophy  Demonstrates a high degree of honesty, integrity, and ethics  Ability to attend law enforcement training programs at the state, region and/or national level  Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail  Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines  Will be subject to working after hours, weekends, and holidays and/or being called into work for emergencies or disasters

Proficient in the use of position related equipment, including but not limited to police vehicle, 2-way radio, computer, lethal and non-lethal weapons and restraint devices  Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills  Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)  Strong attention to detail and follow up skills  Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran.  Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.  Participant ID: 61415

Background Check

  • Standard Enhanced + DMV + Drug Screen + Physical + Psychological Evaluation

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation.  Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment.  Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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