Job Title: Campus Police Officer
Classification: Service Workers
Division: Office of the President
Department: Public Safety
Reports to: Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Located on 422 acres in southern Chester County Pennsylvania, Lincoln University serves approximately 2,000 undergraduates and nearly 250 graduate students from more than 25 states and 15 countries. Since its founding in 1854, Lincoln University has been internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in scholarship and service. Lincoln University graduates have distinguished themselves in many fields including medicine, science, technology, education, law, and the arts. Notable among Lincoln University graduates are Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall ’30; poet and playwright Langston Hughes ’29; the first president of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe ’30; the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah ’39; the first African American female Navy rear admiral, Lillian Fishburne ’71; and the first female lieutenant governor of New Jersey, Sheila Oliver ’74.
Lincoln University was initially chartered as Ashmun Institute in honor of Jehudi Ashmun, the first governor of Liberia, and renamed Lincoln University in 1866 after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The University first admitted women students in 1952 and formally associated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1972 as a state-related, co-educational University. Lincoln University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Lincoln University seeks Campus Police Officers. This position reports to the Director of Public Safety & Security and will be responsible for securing exterior doors after visitation hours and frequently making tours of the residence halls. They will be responsible for identifying and escorting members of the opposite sex out of the building and informing the Residence Hall Coordinator in writing. This position is responsible for making sure all rules and regulations are followed and assisting with fire drills and investigating false alarms. This position must maintain a good working relationship with security and inform them of any illegal activities that may occur during the night shift.
ESSENTIAL DUITES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervises the general facilities.
- Conducts tours frequently throughout the residence halls.
- Secures all exterior and emergency doors.
- Ensures that all policies, rules, and regulations are being followed (i.e., visitation, smoking, quiet hours, etc.).
- Reports any concerns to the Residence Hall Coordinator (i.e., maintenance, false alarms, security, etc.).
- Ensures student participation in fire drills/false alarms.
- Maintains contact with security in case of an emergency.
- Submits all paperwork in a timely manner.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Law enforcement or security training preferred, but not required.
- CPR and first aid certification preferred, but not required.
- Must have valid driver's license and own transportation.
- Must have and maintain a clean criminal record.
- Flexible schedule and weekend hours included.
- Must communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
- Must be able to work without constant supervision, make decisions, and have good judgment while performing under stress.
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize based on department functionality.
- Must have the ability to properly operate and care for computerized dispatch system and voice radio equipment.
- Must possess the ability to learn appropriate computer functions.
- Must have the ability to keep concise and accurate records and carry out verbal instructions.
- Must have the ability to write complete and concise reports.
- Must maintain emotional stability and physical condition necessary to perform related duties.
- Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Must have a high level of professional appearance and demeanor, wear a standard issue security uniform, and carry standard security equipment.
Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.
Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply The University is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.