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The Furman University Police Department (FUPD) is the primary
department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at
Furman University. FUPD operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
University Police Officers provides law enforcement, security,
public and traffic safety services in an authentic community
policing environment. University Police Officers are state
certified, commissioned law enforcement professionals reporting
directly to a shift sergeant. Officers conducts patrols of campus,
investigate or assists with investigations, complete incident
reports, assist with prosecutions and testify in court, conduct
campus security inspections and secure campus facilities, direct
and assist with traffic control, respond to emergencies, and
maintain the public trust through positive and effective public
Among other duties University Police Officers are expected
1. Protect life and property through the enforcement of state laws
and university regulations.
2. Proactively patrol assigned areas, address observed public
safety situations, and respond to calls for service.
3. Monitor and investigate suspicious activity in order to prevent
crime and apprehend criminals.
4. Investigate suspected violations of criminal law and university
5. Complete incident reports, aid in the prosecution of crimes, and
testify in court as required.
6. Collect, process, and store property and evidence.
7. Conduct campus security inspections, lock and unlock facilities,
monitor and control access to campus and buildings, respond to
alarms, inspect facilities and initiate work orders for inoperative
or faulty security and safety equipment.
8. Enforce traffic law and campus parking and traffic policies,
respond to and investigate traffic collisions, direct traffic,
assist motorists, and conduct personal escorts.
9. Provide public safety services and crowd control at special
events and campus activities.
10. Participate in crime prevention and crime reduction programs,
attend community meetings on problem resolution and service support
representing the department.
11. Maintain positive and effective public relations in support of
the department and university while in the performance of their
12. Make arrests in accordance with state and federal law and
pursuant to department policy, and conduct searches and seizures
pursuant to the Fourth Amendment and department policy.
13. Perform emergency services to include but not limited to:
first-aid, CPR, AED, and Narcan administration; respond to fires
and fire alarms; correct and/or report fire and safety hazards;
respond to natural and man-made disasters, severe weather problems,
and other emergency incidents.
14. Pursue professional development and participate in orientation
training, in-service training, field training, and off campus
training programs necessary to maintain SCCJA certification, and to
enhance professional skills and performance as required by the
Chief of Police.
15. Serve as a campus security authority and assist the department
with compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
16. Complete additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor which
may include assignments to other duties such as dispatcher, office
work, community service staff functions, work in plain clothes
assignments, participate in stake-outs or assist training
Continuous contact with members of own work unit, immediate
supervisor, members of other departments, students, general public,
and officials/representatives of outside agencies and organizations
to exchange factual information and explanation of rules,
regulations, practices or functions.
Responsibility for Final Decisions
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or
steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure
to follow and applying established rules and procedures.
Errors are readily detected in the normal course of work by
standard check or crosscheck.
: Shift Sergeant.
Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues
or questions are referred to the supervisor.
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED recognized by SLED
and the SC Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA).
- Must have or obtain a valid SC Driver's License and a good
- Must pass department background investigation.
- Must have successfully completed the SCCJA basic law
enforcement academy, or have the ability to complete the SCCJA
basic academy within one year of date of hire.
- Must be able to successfully obtain a commission from
- Must successfully complete department field training
- Must possess or obtain South Carolina voter's registration card
as required by SLED.
- Completes physical examination as required by the
- Effective verbal communication skills and ability to
- Critical thinking skills and ability to exercise good
discretion, judgement and decision making.
- Exposure to violence and physical confrontations.
- Safe operation of a motor vehicle.
- Use of firearms, less lethal weapons, and other special
- Frequent reaching and handling.
- Frequent lifting and carrying.
- Occasional crouching and crawling.
- Occasional climbing and balancing.
- Occasional stooping and kneeling.
- Occasional walking, standing, and running.
- Work is performed during all weather conditions.
- 12-hour rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and
- Some overtime required as needed to support daily operations,
special security assignments and event support.
Depending on qualifications and experience, applicants may be
required to successfully complete the following before
- Written cognitive ability test
- Physical ability test as required by the SCCJA
- Oral board interview
- Psychiatric screening
- Polygraph or other test to verify truthfulness
- Drug screening
- Background investigation and criminal records check
The Furman University Police Department is committed to treating
everyone with dignity and respect. We demonstrate compassion
towards those in distress, protect those who are victims of crime
or unjustly oppressed, and exercise discretion in the enforcement
of the law. The Department executes its duties with strict
integrity; treating others as we want to be treated; faithfully
adhering to the spirit of our Constitution, state laws, department
policies, and Furman University's core values. The Department
commits to pursuing these values with courage, moderation, wisdom,
The Furman's police department offers competitive wages and shift
differentials in a beautiful university community setting. The
university offers a wide range of affordable and comprehensive
benefits including shift differentials, paid holidays, medical and
dental coverage, retirement contributions, tuition benefits, and
more. For more information regarding the university's benefits
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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing
the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to
create a community of people representing a multiplicity of
identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief,
sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background,
ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of
employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.