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Campus Police, Patrol/Operations Corporal

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools
Savannah, GA, US
Closing date
Nov 6, 2020

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Support Staff, Safety / Security, Product, Services & Policy, Operations
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PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for coordinating the efforts of School Resource Officers regarding their respective Zone/Beats to maintain high visibility on school property to prevent and respond to crimes against district property, students and personnel. This position may have responsibilities for a focused area and may be assigned to any shift as needed for effectiveness of operations.

REPORTS TO: Campus Police, Patrol/Operations Sergeant


  1. Education Level: High school diploma
Preferred : College coursework or degree in criminal justice
  1. Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) as a police officer
  • Minimum of three years' experience as a law enforcement officer
  • Police academy or training in specific areas of security procedures and investigation
  • Ability to operate emergency equipment, weapons, and motor vehicles
  • Ability to maintain crowd control
  • Ability to work rapidly and accurately with names, codes and symbols
  • Ability to prepare and approve accurate and concise written reports
  • Ability to maintain security of confidential materials
  • Ability to judge when to act independently and when to refer situations to supervisor
  • Ability to work cooperatively with employees, students, parents, and public
  • Knowledge of basic law to include criminal and civil statutes
  • Knowledge of police procedures, Criminal Code of Georgia, Juvenile Court Code, and Basic Law Enforcement
  • Ability to work with principals, administrators and other school personnel with regard to juvenile or adult offense and to arbitrate for restitution

1) Enforces regulations and procedures in order to assure the safety of district
property, personnel, and students.
2) Coordinates work schedule for assigned workgroup and assists School
Resource Officers with elevated issues.
3) Assists Sergeant with planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising and reviewing
the work of School Resource Officers.
4) Provides orientation to new School Resource Officers for daily activities.
5) Coordinates security and safety efforts with school administrators and other
administrative staff.
6) Performs all duties of a School Resource Officer as necessary:
a. Responsible for maintaining high visibility on school campus in order
to safeguard district property, maintains safety of students and staff.
b. Investigates incidents related to burglary, theft, arson, malicious
mischief, criminal trespass, and assaults and writes appropriate
c. Interviews, apprehends, arrests, transports, books and advises
suspects of certain constitutional rights.
d. Responds to silent alarm calls and fire alarm calls to determine cause
and take appropriate action.
7) Conforms to prescribed safety standards.
8) Performs other duties as necessary for the safe and effective operation of the
In addition to the operational duties and responsibilities above, the
Patrol/Operations Corporal may be assigned additional focused areas of
responsibility as needed by the Campus Police Division:
Focused Area Assignments: Patrol
  1. Responds to calls for service for District locations for suspicious activity.
  2. Responds to alarms at all locations across the District.
  3. Patrols assigned areas.
  4. Assess and inspect buildings.
  5. Travel safely to and from designated locations.
  6. May participate in bicycle patrol.
Must be flexible to work with any shift to support the needs of the

Post Offer Requirements:
  1. Background Investigation with Polygraph
  2. Criminal History Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks
  3. Drug Test
  4. Maintain a valid Georgia driver's license with an acceptable driving record

Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 250 days. Non-exempt, (G10).

A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.

Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.


  The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is one of the largest systems in the state of Georgia, with over 37,500 students in 55 facilities.  We are one of  the largest employers in Chatham County.  Our mission is to attract, retain and support a high performing workforce committed to fostering educational excellence. 


  We want to ensure that all positions in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are filled with highly qualified employees.  Human Resources supports new teachers throughout the school year with a hands-on THRIVE teacher induction program.  Our employees are offered a variety of benefit packages that are exemplary as well as very competitive salaries.  Human Resources wants to assure all our employees work in a safe and appropriate work environment and have a rewarding and satisfying career with SCCPSS. 


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