University Police Officer I

Bowie State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 1, 2023

Posting Details

Job Specification Information

Job Posting Number


Position Title

University Police Officer I

Class Title


Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date




Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, participates in formal and on-the-job training programs to achieve and maintain the Maryland Police Training Commission/institutional requirements; performs duties as an entry level Police Officer. Patrols designated areas by vehicle and foot to identify/report safety hazards; detects violations of laws/ordinances and identifies unwanted vehicles, persons and unusual conditions; responds to calls for assistance and emergency service; takes action as directed; assists in preliminary/follow-up investigates by interviewing/obtaining statements; assists in collecting/preserving evidence; assists in surveillance and in serving warrants/summonses; assists in apprehending, detaining and processing violators; performs searches, detains vehicles/persons; makes arrest when institutional authority and Maryland State Certification are present; interacts with the campus community; establishes rapport with the public; assists in the preparation of cases and appears/testifies in court; enforces laws; ordinances and institutional regulations when institutional authority and Maryland State Certification are present; operates and utilizes a variety of law enforcement equipment; directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic; performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

These are the job duties for required of the position


High School Diploma or GED required.

Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.


Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities


Working knowledge of citizens’ rights and responsibilities; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate professionalism and restraint at all times; to comprehend laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; to sit, drive, stand, walk, climb, and run for sustained periods of time; to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to detect situations imperiling public safety; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to physically respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the care and use of firearms; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.

Conditions of Employment

A medical examination is required to determine demonstrated physical ability to perform the job. Must successfully complete a background investigation and a psychological evaluation. This position requires a drug screening, pre-employment checks which includes neighborhood canvassing. UPO I is required to complete the MD Law Enforcement Training Academy within one year of the appointment date and sign a two-year employment agreement.


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How will you fare in a Federal and State background check for Criminal Justice Information System Certification? ** The purpose for this question, they must be CJIS certified in order to access the FBI and State Law Enforcement Database**

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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