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Police Officer (PA, Bethlehem)

Moravian University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

Job Details

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervised by the Chief of Police, Lieutenant, or Sergeants

LOCATION: Moravian University or Lancaster Theological Seminary

POSITION SUMMARY: Moravian University Police Officers are charged with the security of life, limb, property, and equipment within the institution, the enforcement of all institution rules and regulations, and the enforcement of laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Regulations. Officers are also charged with fulfilling the mission of the Moravian University Police Department, which is to promote a safe and well-ordered environment for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community by extending care and assistance, overseeing the physical surroundings and, when necessary, enforcing laws and regulations, all carried out in a compassionate manner hallmarked by the values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE).

  • Enforce the rules and regulations of Moravian University and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Regulations.
  • Provide armed patrol of the campus by vehicle and on foot.
  • Investigate reports of criminal activity.
  • Document any police interactions and prepare reports in the department's record management system.
  • Provide for the security of all campus buildings and property by assisting in the locking of buildings and reporting circumstances that present any danger to university property, students, or employees.
  • Direct traffic and investigate motor vehicle accidents.
  • Provide a variety of services including but not limited to: medical transports, motorist assists, money escorts, lock/unlock requests, respond to fire safety device activations, accident and criminal investigations.
  • Conduct crime awareness programs along with Resident Advisors for the students.
  • Check for and report all suspicious activity, equipment malfunction, and other irregularities.
  • Provide for security at special events.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Police, Lieutenant, Sergeants or OIC.
  • Tuition waivers to employees for undergraduate, Seminary, and graduate courses
  • Tuition waivers for an employee's spouse/domestic partner for undergraduate and Seminary courses
  • Tuition waivers for an employee's qualified dependent children, after the employee has completed two (2) years of service.
  • Moravian University is also a member of the Tuition Exchange Program, which enables qualified dependent children to attend member institutions (approximately 600 throughout the country) and receive, in many cases, full waiver of tuition fees, after the employee has completed five (5) years of service.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of an Associates Degree or prior experience as a campus police officer or as a community-based police officer.
  • Certification under PA Act 120 or equivalent, if from outside PA, with the ability to obtain comparative compliance as a police officer in PA, via the waiver process.
  • Waiver process includes proof of certification of completion from an approved police academy (i.e., NJ PTC certified) and passing a written examination regarding PA laws.
  • Certification under PA Act 235 or the ability to become certified by attending the one-week PA Act 235 training is required.
  • Must maintain a valid or current PA operator's license or operator's license in the state which residing.
  • Appreciation of the service and educational role of a university Campus Police Department.
  • The position demands excellent organizational skills as well as superior interpersonal skills (verbal and written), and an ability and desire to work closely with all constituencies of the University including students, staff and faculty, in addition to the general public.
  • Must submit to a background check, and upon conditional appointment pass a medical examination, drug screen and psychological examination.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition to respond to emergencies and handle criminal incidents in accordance with the rules of Campus Police.
  • Must be able to provide occasional coverage for shifts and special events as necessary.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking 'Apply Now'. Please attach documents as a PDF file.

Link to our DEI Action Plan:

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including admission/employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in admission/employment:

Dr. Darren Snyder

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
1309 Main St. (room 204)
(610) 625-7023

Mailing address:

Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

109 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at

Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions and outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.


 Moravian University

Founded in 1742, now the sixth oldest college in the nation, Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation’s history. Rather than simply following the history of others, Moravian innovates and provides what students and society need most.

With small class sizes and expansive academics, Moravian University is both selective and accessible, rooted in an education-for-all inclusiveness that we pioneered. The first school to open its doors to women, Moravian has constantly evolved over 280 years and now carries university recognition, reflecting the richness of our undergraduate, graduate, and research offerings.

Open to students of every background and faith, we celebrate our historic roots in the Moravian Church and continue our founders' legacy of crossing borders and overcoming barriers. Set in in the center of the beautiful, charming Christmas City, Bethlehem, and the picturesque Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, Moravian is the place for those expecting remarkably dedicated faculty, the latest technology, the warmest of spirits, and the power to truly transform your life. 

Moravian University is located in Lenapehoking, the traditional homeland of the Lenape, which includes Delaware, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New York. We honor the Native inhabitants of this land and their historic and everlasting relationships with it.

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about the rewarding career opportunities Moravian has to offer.

We hope you find a position that fits your passion and your skills. As an employee, you will receive exceptional benefits and play a role in continuing to make the university great! We would love to welcome you aboard so that you can also be a part of our growing traditions and discover your brilliance.

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