Police Officer or Police Officer Trainee

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Police Officer or Police Officer Trainee

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Position Summary

It is essential for the University Police Officer or Police Office Trainee to maintain high visibility on campus as a deterrent to crime. The employee is required to carry a firearm when on duty. The use of computers and various computer software may be necessary to complete many of the following tasks.

Essential Job Functions of Position

1. Patrol the University campus on foot, on a bicycle or in a patrol car watching for activities that violate city ordinance, state statute, federal law or University policies. Intervene in illegal activity and restore order, investigate causative factors, determine and initiate the best course of action to resolve the problem(s). Make arrests when and where necessary.

Patrol campus streets, parking lots and driveways to ensure the proper flow of traffic and control parking on campus. Take appropriate enforcement action when illegally parked vehicles are located.

Check the security of all buildings on campus to ensure they are locked or unlocked as scheduled for each building and to ensure that buildings and contents are secure and all security measures are intact.

2. Following the established format for daily log reports produce written reports detailing daily activities. Produce detailed offense reports of any crime reported on campus, supplemental investigative reports to record any information gathered as the result of an investigation, arrest reports for prosecution and affidavits for charges as required by the state and District Attorney. Produce accident reports detailing accident investigations as required by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Produce information reports for any other activities on campus.

3. Establish professional contact with the University community: Provide directions to buildings, events, and classes. Unlock vehicles for vehicle owners who have locked their keys inside. Escort students who have concerns for their safety to campus locations. Jumpstart vehicles that will not start. Unlock buildings and classroom doors for students and faculty who are authorized to be inside. Present safety talks to groups and organizations as requested.

4. Attend in-service training to update knowledge and skill in police procedure, firearms proficiency, first aid, CPR, AED, and legal issues, and remain in compliance with the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training requirement for no less than 40 hours of in-service training each year.

5. Attend briefings with the supervisor(s) to receive instructions, daily briefing information, legal updates, schedule changes, performance evaluations, and general work-related information.

Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or equivalent.

Preferred: Completion of college course work in the criminal justice field.
Independent leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to work any shift/hours as assigned and to respond to emergency call-back in a reasonable amount of time. Proficiency using desktop, windows-based computer operating systems and proven ability to learn and adapt to the use of new computer software.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of firearms.

Must be able to successfully pass a written examination, physical agility test, polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug testing examination and verbal interview.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid class C Driver’s License with acceptable driving record under University standards.
Certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training as mandated by state law at or as soon as CPOST training allows.

If an applicant does not have the Kansas CPOST as mandated by state law, the applicant can apply to be a University Police Officer Trainee. This is formal and on-the-job training.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

No arrests for domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, or any classification of these crimes. No convictions for any felony crime.
This is a “designated safety-sensitive position” and will be required to undergo drug testing.

Per Kansas Statue 74-5605, Each applicant for certification shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(1) Be a United States citizen;
(2) have been fingerprinted and a search of local, state, and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record;
(3) not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the commission;
(4) have: (A) graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction; (B) obtained a high school education from a nonaccredited private secondary school as defined in K.S.A. 72-4345 , and amendments thereto; or © obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the commission;
(5) be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer;
(6) have completed an assessment, including psychological testing approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety, and judgment;
(7) be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety, and judgment; and
(8) be at least 21 years of age.

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Must be at least 21 years of age. No arrests for domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, or any classification of these crimes. No convictions for any felony crime.
This is a “designated safety-sensitive position” and will be required to undergo drug testing.

Advertised Pay

$18.76 Certified, $17.25 Trainee

Work Schedule

Other - Assigned shift/work hours change and shift supervisor change frequently. All officers are required to be available to work any shift and any day as assigned to provide 24 hour, 365 day/hr. campus coverage.



Full Time

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Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Drug Screen Required?


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you at least 21 years of age, as required to serve as a police officer?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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