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Part-Time Public Safety Officer

Carthage College
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2023

SUMMARY: The Carthage College Office of Public Safety is looking for applicants for the Part-Time Public Safety Officer position. This position is responsible for providing safety services to all members of the Carthage College community, as well as ensuring security of campus buildings and grounds.


• Regularly patrol campus grounds, buildings, surrounding community via foot, bike, and vehicle.

• Make regular tours of campus buildings, performing lock and unlock functions, and checking for unauthorized use.

• Voluntarily initiate and/or take assigned written and verbal complaint reports on all incidents of crime, suspicious persons or circumstances, motor vehicle accidents, or circumstances that might pose questionable liability to the college.

• Interview victims, complaints, witnesses, and suspects relative to investigations and prepare related documentation and reports.

• Conduct regular checks of parking lots, enforce parking regulations, and check for signs of criminal activity.

• Provide traffic control as needed and assigned.

• Acts as the first contact for after-hours maintenance and custodial problems.

• Respond to areas on campus in all emergency situations including circumstances involving police, fire, and medical personnel.

• Render emergency assistance to members of the Carthage College community as necessary.

• Act quickly, instill calm, and determine appropriate actions during emergencies and critical situations.

• Work closely with members of Student Affairs in communicating and investigating concerns.

• Provide crisis intervention as needed.

• Generate a full report of activities and incidents in an accurate and timely manner.

• Advocate for campus safety and security issues and needs.

• Enforce rules, regulations, and policies.

• Assist law law enforcement in enforcing appropriate statutes, ordinances, and traffic laws.

• Act as a cooperative liaison with Kenosha Police Department patrol and investigate units.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.


• Associate’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered instead of a degree.


• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse college setting are essential.

• Experience working with culturally diverse populations is desirable.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Valid Driver’s License with good driving history required.

• Ability to be available 24/7 in the case of emergency and periodic supervisory presence on all shifts.


• Working knowledge of both federal and state law enforcement rules and regulations.

• Ability to organize, coordinate student programming.

•Ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations, and communicate this information to the campus community.

• Ability to prepare and present detailed studies and reports.

• Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver presentations before small, medium, and large groups of people.


Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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