School Police Officer

Category:  Support
Job Function: 
Department:  Dept-Safety and Security

Summary

Supports and facilitates the educational process within the Fulton County School System by providing a safe and secure environment through enforcement of state laws, preservation of public order, protection of life and the prevention, detection, or investigation of crime.

Essential Duties

  • Serves as a visible and active law enforcement officer on campus dealing with law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, and thefts
  • Conducts routine patrols of assigned facilities to include buildings, parking lots and District owned, leased, or rented equipment; Operates system equipment to include alarm systems, surveillance equipment, and patrol units when necessary
  • Counsels individual students in law-related areas which affect the student’s ability to function effectively in the educational environment
  • Conducts mini-courses or workshops on drugs, law, law enforcement, safety, good citizenship, and other areas for students and parents
  • Coordinates security for crowd and vehicle control at extra-curricular activities and special events
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies with incidents involving local criminal activity that may impact student or site safety
  • Maintains paperwork related to activities that may include police reports, activity logs and time sheets
  • Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator

Required Education

Certification/Licensure

Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) required
Certification as a Peace Officer must be completed prior to making application; Must hold a PBLE classification if P.O.S.T. certified after 1982 or the equivalent prior to 1983
Advanced Certifications (Instructor, Drug Identification, etc.) a plus

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of previous sworn law enforcement patrol/investigative experience required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must not have any open internal affairs investigations or P.O.S.T. investigations
  • Knowledge of Georgia Criminal and Traffic Code, City and County Ordinances, Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Law and court proceedings
  • Ability to work with youth and adults
  • Ability to teach mini-courses to youth and adults
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel
  • Must pass criminal history and background investigation
  • Must be able to pass physical agility test
  • Must pass polygraph examination
  • Must pass psychological evaluation

Working Conditions

  • May require work in inclement weather
  • May involve assignments in hostile environments

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to walk, run, climb, crawl, or sit for extended periods of time

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

Posting ID:  14080

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.  If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta