A Unique Environment

The staff consists of highly trained, certified law enforcement officers supported by outstanding civilian employees, making the department one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country.

Officers work in three major policing environments: suburban - the Atlanta campus in DeKalb County (which adjoins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); urban - the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus in the city of Atlanta; and rural - the Oxford College campus in the city of Oxford.

Specialized units consist of the Criminal Investigations, the Office of Special Events, Community Relations, the Office of Professional Standards, the Honor Guard, the Emergency Communications Unit, and the Security Systems Division (the University Lockshop).

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting salary based on education and experience with additional 10 percent for uniformed patrol officers.
  • Special pay. Shift differential, holiday premium, inclement weather, and overtime opportunities for Emory events.
  • Uniforms and equipment provided.
  • Health insurance. Subsidized medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Retirement. University contribution and excellent matching program.
  • Opportunity for advancement to senior and master police officer
  • Life insurance. Basic and supplemental.
  • Short- and long-term disability.
  • Courtesy scholarship and tuition reimbursement.
  • Paid time off: 10 scheduled and two floating holidays annually; vacation and sick leave accrual.
  • Paid parental leave.

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  • Minimum 30 hours POST in-service training annually.
  • Emphasis on completion of POST Intermediate and Advanced Certification.
  • POST Instructor Certification encouraged for eligible officers.
  • Membership is encouraged in a variety of professional organizations.


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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law.  Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination.  Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, state and federal regulations regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.  Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Atlanta, GA  30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD)