Position Title:Police Officer
Reports To:Shift Supervisor
Purpose of Position
Responsible for serving and protecting the university community and campus facilities from illegal activity.
- Patrols designated areas by radio-equipped car, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
- Responds to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, domestic and neighborhood disturbances, assaults, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies.
- Writes detailed reports on police-related activities.
- Interviews persons with complaints and makes proper disposition or directs them to the proper authorities.
- Secures crime scenes, arbitrates disputes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, and transports offenders.
- Provides general information to inquiries by the public.
- Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations.
- Attends periodic training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms, and related subjects.
- Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or the potential for problems within an assigned area.
- Enters and retrieves data from a computer terminal, PC, or other keyboard device.
- Responsible for decisions as to the appropriate action necessary in accordance with rules, regulations, policies, federal , state and local laws.
- Uses and properly cares for firearms and related police emergency equipment.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent , all system university police recruits will be required to have a minimum of thirty (30) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (candidate must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript from the appropriate college or university) or an equivalent combination of education and experience as provided below. Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the state of Texas may be substituted for ten (10) hours of college credit. Each year of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may be substituted for ten (10) hours of college credit. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves/Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation from the candidateā??s unit verifying active duty service will suffice. Requires the ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, procedures , federal, state and local laws. Some computer skills needed. Ability to communicate effectively and deal with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner. Must be able to pass a background investigation, testing to include psychological, physical and drug to satisfy Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standard Education (T.C.L.E.O.S.E.) requirements for employment. Must have a valid Texas driverā??s license and a good driving record. Background investigation and testing to include psychological examination required. May be required to submit to polygraph exam and drug testing.
Supervision of Personnel
No supervisory responsibility.