Police Corporal

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Police Corporal

Position Type






Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$47,814-$52,595/ Anually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for performing a variety of law enforcement, crime prevention, and supervisory duties; performs specialized police work in protecting life and property, preventing violations, enforcing laws and regulations on college property; performs duties of patrol officer, conducts investigations apprehend violators; completes routine police reports and report infractions of College rules and regulations; perform public service tasks, perform a variety of operational and an administrative duties of within the College Police; report infractions of rules and regulations of the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two years of college credit from an accredited institution; or any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the knowledge, skills and abilities.
  2. Must have three years experiences as be a “certified police officer” as stipulated by the Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commissions ( MPCTC ).
  3. Must complete MPCTC training program for first line supervision.

  • Ability to assign and supervise work of subordinate officers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard police practices and procedures associated with the operations of a campus law enforcement agency.
  • Knowledge criminal laws of evidence.
  • Knowledge of laws of search and seizure.
  • Knowledge relevant local, state and federal law.
  • Ability to tactfully deal with people, conduct investigations, and prepare detailed reports.

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Serves as shift supervisor in the absence of shift Sergeant.
  • Required to supervise and evaluate police officers, non-sworn employees, and contract security officers as assigned.
  • Responds to calls for service.
  • Enforces traffic laws and regulations and issues citations and warnings.
  • Presents oral testimony in court.
  • Maintains security checks of the interior and exterior of buildings and equipment; checks doors and windows.
  • Maintains individual protection for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors on campus.
  • Accompanies college personnel transporting large sums of money or other valuables to provide protection.
  • Provides assistance and advice to students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus security regulations.
  • Investigates suspicious actions, persons, and other indications of unusual activity.
  • Prepares records and written reports as required.
  • Reports the existence of dangerous or defective conditions to the appropriate College departments.
  • Patrols (on foot or by motorized vehicle) assigned areas of the campus to preserve general order.
  • Performs related work as required.
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry objects, extensive walking, bending, kneeling, reaching, and handling of people.

  1. Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  4. A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Serious applicants must complete an extensive background check which takes approximately 5-6 months, including the following:
• Physical Ability test
• Oral Interview
• Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph)
• Drug Screening
• Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
• Complete background investigation

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have three years experience as a certified police officer as stipulated by the Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commissions (MPCTC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a combination of education and related experience for a total of at least three years? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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