University Police Officer

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

University Police Officer

Job Description

The University Police Officer performs various safety and security work for the campus, enforcing federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances, and campus rules, regulations, and policies.

• Answers calls for service, engages in preventive routine patrol, arrests, and searches, and assists with warrant services. Manages time and duties without direct supervision.
• Prepares various reports, which includes locating and interviewing witnesses, victims, and suspects, and locating, collecting, and preserving evidence using the proper chain of custody
• Enforces campus rules, regulations, and policies, as well as federal, state, and city laws.
• Provides information and assistance to the campus and surrounding community.
• Investigates hazardous conditions. Determines the appropriate response in order to minimize the danger to life and property.
• Provides field training for new officers, student interns, and supervises interns.
• Secures and transports all daily deposits, including bank deposits of cash and monetary value.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Required Qualifications

• High school diploma or GED, POST certification with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, and one year of experience in law enforcement or related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Preferred Qualifications

• POST certification.
• Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands

• Positions in this classification typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
• Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.



Additional Demands

•Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.


Knowledge of:
• Criminal, constitutional, federal campus, and traffic laws and regulations;
• Interrogation and interviewing procedures;
• Campus and city geography;
• Student Right to Know Act/Cleary Act;
• Operation and procedures of fire and burglary alarm systems;
• Residential housing rules.

• Problem resolution and community policing;
• Security computer systems;
• Crowd control at various events;
• Recognizing and reporting a medical emergency;
• Communication, as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Hours of Work

Mon-Friday 37.5 hours per week

Some nights, weekends and holidays may be required. OT as required.

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