Police Officer II

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Description/Job Summary
Overview: Reporting to the Police Officer Supervisor, the Police Officer II provides the full range of certified law enforcement service. Performing campus policing to ensure the safety and security of the College, its students, employees, guests, buildings and property, the Police Officer II enforces applicable federal, state and local laws within the diverse environment of an urban commuter campus. Responsibilities/Duties

A Police Officer II is responsible for:

  • Providing the full level of law enforcement work, enforcing laws, rules and regulations governing the safety and protection of individuals, building and property
  • Providing guidance or assistance to lower level police officers and building guards
  • Conducting training and continuing education for public safety personnel
  • Responding to calls for assistance and emergency service and taking appropriate action
  • Conducting the investigation of incidents reported on the shift
  • Assisting the Police Officer Supervisor in the management and maintenance of the department’s inventory of evidence
  • Performing or assisting in collection and preservation of evidence
  • Conducting or assist with surveillance and in serving warrants and summonses
  • Preparing or assist with cases for court, including testifying in court when necessary
  • Interacting with college community and establish a rapport with the public
  • Providing the public with safety information
  • Conducting community related public safety programs
  • Collaborating with local and state law enforcement agencies when needed
  • Directing traffic and assisting with crowd control
  • Performing office duties such as answering telephones, dispatching, issuance of parking permits and providing general information
  • Maintaining visitor logs
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies and procedures
  • Ability to train and/or lead lower level law enforcement and security personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the college community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to operate a police car, police radio and other equipment or weapons as required (i.e. side handle baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and/or hazardous situations and issues and quickly devise solutions and action plans
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and methods
  • Knowledge of related federal and state criminal laws
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime investigation, techniques of interrogation, and identification and preservation of physical evidence
  • Knowledge of the laws and protocols of arrest and evidence
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime prevention
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control and group behavior
  • Knowledge of police communications equipment
  • Skill in the use of police equipment

Work Environment:

This position regularly works both indoors and outdoors. The position also works under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical violence, moving traffic or hazardous physical activities; is subject to verbal and physical abuse; works in all types of weather conditions and at all times of day; operates motor vehicles at high speeds for pursuit or emergency response purposes; and interacts with individuals under physical and/or emotional stress. Duties may require the operation of a motor vehicle. The position may be subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift, holidays and weekends. The work environment is highly diverse and demands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonal communications and interactions.

Physical Demands:

Duties require physical health, strength, agility and stamina. The work may entail sitting, standing, walking, running bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, crawling, kneeling, climbing and lifting and transporting both objects and persons. Work requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, and the ability to see and read printed material and computer screens. Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephonic communication.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent;
  • Minimum of (3) years of experience in certified law enforcement.
  • Must be currently employed as a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Police Officer; OR be formerly employed as such with a lapse in service no greater than three years; OR demonstrate ability to obtain certification as described in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  • Must possess an unrestricted non-commercial driver’s license valid in the state of Maryland
  • This position requires a background check
  • This position requires a physical examination
  • This position requires a polygraph test
  • This is an essential/ emergency position
  • This position is subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with COMAR
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • (5) years’ experience preferred;
  • Experience in an institution of Higher Education.

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