Collin Police Officer
Collin Police Officer
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Spring Creek Campus
Plano, Texas, 75074
We are searching for an experienced Collin Police Officer .
This is the non-supervisory, entry-level position for Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) sworn law enforcement officers, who will ensure the safety and welfare of all students, faculty, staff and visitors, maintain peace and order while enforcing college rules, regulations, state and federal laws, and provide law enforcement protection and related services for Collin College. This is an essential position and will be required to work overtime or respond when summoned due to an emergency as determined by the College.
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Collin College in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to professional communication, integrity, leadership, respect and accountability to Collin College students and employees is essential while also illustrating commitment through the Core Values of Collin College.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Patrol campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are properly secured.
- Conduct preliminary criminal investigations, accident/injury investigations and submit reports.
- Prepare criminal cases and present testimony in court.
- Make court appearances.
- Write a thorough and accurate report on every criminal complaint, accident, or other significant incident.
- Provide assistances to all students, faculty, and visitors, and responds to calls for first aid and medical assists.
- Apply acquired expanded skills related to analytical, technical, or operational process.
- Apply experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertise.
- Work within clearly defined standard operating procedures and adheres to quality guidelines.
- Work under a moderate degree of supervision.
- Patrol campus to enforce laws and parking regulations.
- Provide security for special events, and information to the campus community and general public.
- Conduct parking enforcement; write parking tickets, provide directions to park in designated areas.
- Conduct crime prevention programs and surveys for students, faculty and staff.
- Work closely with college administrators to reduce and mitigate conflicts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Perform all duties and maintains all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- State, federal, local laws knowledge
- Current legislation knowledge
- Best practice knowledge
- District wide systems and organizational structure knowledge
- Detailed knowledge of State statutes, Board of Trustee policies and procedures, Police department, and Federal regulations
- Interact with strong, positive interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communications
- Provide quality control for the delivery of police department services and documentation
- Ensure compliance with police department and College policies, orders, directives and guidelines
- Critical in analysis of issues
- Supportive of police department and College values, mission statements, goals and objectives
- Innovative, comprehensive and analytical thinking
- Ethical and honest in interactions with other and in the performance of duties
- Microsoft Office and the use of software programs designed for police department use
- Proficiency in the use of firearms
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
Applicants must qualify with ONE of the following:
- Twelve (12) earned college credit hours from an accredited
college or university with over five (5) years of continued police
officer experience-if over 15 years the Chief of Police can waive
the college requirements;
- Twenty-four (24) earned college credit hours from an accredited
college or university with 2 years continued police officer
- Twelve (12) earned college credit hours from an accredited
college or university with two (2) years’ experience from the
United States military service with an honorable discharge and with
two (2) years of continued police officer experience;
- Applicant is an out of state peace officer transferring to Texas and determined by the Chief of Police to have sufficient prior service to meet college/university credit hours from above criteria.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Must possess at least a Basic TCOLE peace officers license
- Valid Texas Driver’s License with a driving record that meets the criteria established by CCPD*
- Once hired, must be able to pass Collin College Police Department’s field training program
- Must be able to maintain TCOLE Peace Officer’s license throughout employment as a Peace Officer
- Must be able to pass Extensive Medical Screen/ Drug Testing/ Psychological Exam/Polygraph Exam/Background Investigation
*Individuals hired for this position may be required to drive a company vehicle. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) Report will be run in conjunction with the background check during the contingent offer stage and annually/bi-annually for the duration of employment at Collin College. Candidates who fail the original background/MVR report or subsequent MVR reports may not be hired and/or terminated based on the results of the report.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Heavy Work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, plus stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises, gases and workspace restrictions. In addition, incumbents may be subjected to vibrations Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Frequent physical effort required.
Physical Assessment - The physical assessment will take place after applicants have passed preliminary requirements and initial interviews. The physical assessment consists of the following course. Details can be obtained in the interview process.
Obstacle Course - 200-yard run (with 2 barriers) Up and down stairs Zig/zag run through cones Up/downs Dummy drag-6 feet (all applicants will be shown exactly how to do each step of the course before starting)
**All applicants passing physical assessment will move forward in the hiring process and will be notified by a background investigator. Background must be passed before moving to next two (2) steps.**
Written Exam via computer - The entrance exam is based on basic abilities to read, write, comprehension and solve basic math problems. You must have a passing score of 70% and this will be conducted before the Advanced Oral Board.
Advanced Oral Board - The Advanced Oral Board consists of role play exercises, five (5) interview questions, and a presentation.
***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***
Employment Type: Full-time Staff
Compensation Type: Annual
Compensation Range: $48,668.00 - 55,968.00
For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.