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Police Captain

Institution name: Augusta University Police Department

Title: Police Captain

Job location: GA

Job category: Command/Supervisory Staff positions


Posting date: 2022-11-14 00:00:00

End date: 2022-12-16 00:00:00

Police Captain

Augusta University Police Department

About the Position:


The Augusta University Police Department seeks an experienced and dynamic law enforcement leader to lead one of its four divisions; Patrol Operations, Community Services, Professional Standards or Support Services. 



The duties of this position include but are not limited to: manage and lead functions of a division within the department; supervise, lead, direct and evaluate staff to the assigned division; develop work schedules for staffing deployment; may formulate budget information and requests, policies and regulations governing activities; formulates division goals related to department and university strategic plan and provides reports regarding outcomes; completion of reports as requested by Chief of Police regarding crime trends, threat assessments, forecasting future needs for the university through the collection of criminal intelligence and analysis of criminal conduct; provide that all reports and correspondence are complete and accurate for final approval; plan, direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records and reports; may manage the development and implementation of Incident Action Plans for special events; research, analyze, and evaluate best and promising practices, new technology, new equipment, and tactics; may plan, coordinate and conduct department training, such as weapons re-qualification; perform other related duties as assigned.

Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills:


Knowledge of standard police practices and techniques

Effectively and professionally interact with employees, faculty, students, patients, visitors and other law enforcement personnel and represent the University to outside agencies well

Knowledge, maintenance and skill in the use of firearms

Extensive knowledge of the civil and criminal codes of the state of Georgia, legal terminology, court procedures, laws of arrest, evidence and criminal procedure

Working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office, RMS systems and other computer software/databases

Possess advanced and proven supervisory/management skills

Ability to demonstrate and exercise quick independent and sound judgement

Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills

Maintain confidentiality

About the Department:


The Augusta University Police Department is a progressive, accredited full-service law enforcement agency with over 50 sworn Georgia POST certified police officers, 14 dispatchers and other civilian support staff who serve the Augusta University community, to include the Augusta University Health System and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.  The department embraces the philosophy of community policing as a culture and ascribes to core values of Respect, Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence while providing a high level of customer service oriented police services to its community.

Minimum Requirements:


High School Graduate/GED or Vocational School Diploma from an accredited State or Federal organization with eight years of sworn law enforcement experience to include a minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:


Technical Diploma, two years college course work, Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and eight years sworn law enforcement experience in a university environment.  Graduation from FBINA, Northwestern Police Staff and Command or similar desired.

This position is a POST certified position and must obtain certification within one year of employment



Shift: Days/M-F

Pay Grade: 20

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range Recruitment Period: 11/14/2022 - Until Filled

About Augusta University:


Founded in 1828

Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University is a public research university and medical center with a 400+ bed level 1 trauma center and home to Georgia Children’s Hospital, dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers.

Home to three campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations across Georgia, Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.

Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business and education as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care.


The combination of nationally ranked business and nursing schools, home to Georgia’s Cyber Innovation Center as well as the state’s flagship public medical school and only dental school makes Augusta University a destination of choice for the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

How to apply:


Interested applicants will need to complete the application process by visiting  Please include an updated resume when applying.  Inquiries can be made to Augusta University Human Resources by calling (706) 721-1523.

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