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Police Officer Patrolman-Erie Campus

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

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Police Officer Patrolman-Erie Campus

Position Summary:
Gannon University, a Catholic university, seeks to fill the entry-level position of a full-time, sworn-in Police Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for patrolling the campus area by motor vehicle or foot; be a first responder to incidents, accidents, and emergency situations; be responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents and will participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming.

Requirements include a high school degree and successful completion of PA Act 120 Certification or equivalence. Two years of related experience in law enforcement background is strongly preferred. Must be able to maintain confidentiality; project a positive image; can work within a diverse population; work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts with regularity; have a valid driver's license along with a good driving record; lift 100lbs.; walk or stand for long periods of time and pass a drug screening test. In addition, knowledge of Commonwealth laws and rules, motor vehicle operations, personal conduct for students, employees, and visitors, and/or modern police practices is required. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.


  • Patrol University on foot, bicycle or in a motor vehicle to detect suspicious incidents and maintain public safety and detect security hazards. Make safety checks of University buildings and grounds.

  • Take measures necessary to safeguard the lives and property of all members of the University community, University jurisdiction and the visitors to the campus.

  • Investigate and/or take needed action regarding suspicious persons, incidents and conditions and reports actions, occurrences and conditions.

  • Investigate criminal, civil and other complaints (including those of motor vehicle violations) committed by or against the University community and forward results to appropriate units.

  • Prepare clear, accurate, and informative criminal, incident, administrative duties and other reports as directed or required.

  • Work special events or details (e.g., sporting events, concerts, demonstrations, strikes, etc.) to detect problems or illegal activities.

  • Must work a flexible schedule, including day and /or night shifts, weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts regularly. Work will also include extra assignments/overtime on short notice or no notice.

  • Transport persons needing assistance during emergency and/or official business.

  • Respond to calls for service/assistance, escort service, and provide directions.
  • Enforce University regulations, Federal, State, and Local laws; and detect and apprehend violators.

  • Establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations with University students, faculty, staff, visitors, and police and safety authorities in other jurisdictions; treat all with uniform courtesy and consideration.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the University Police and Safety Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.

  • In particular, must observe department policy and University regulations in the use and discharge of firearms.

  • Perform all duties with the utmost confidentiality.

    We offer flexible work hours and a generous benefits package for full-time employees.
  • Retirement Plan (403b) with 7.5% company match after one year of service
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Paid vacation time plus 15 paid holidays
  • Wellness programs
  • Tuition benefit for yourself and eligible dependents

Application Procedure: Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma with PA Act 120 Certification or equivalence.

Knowledge: Experienced in interpreting and applying official state guidelines and legal requirements governing arrests, search, seizure, and evidence. In addition, experienced and qualified to demonstrate proper police procedures when interacting with people and safeguarding buildings and property.

Ability: Must be able to take charge of situations in a professional manner and perform calmly and judiciously under pressure; learn courtroom testimony requirements and provide testimony under oath in court; learn modern police/security technology; qualify with University firearm as provided by law, guideline or University regulation; learn and assist with crime prevention/community service/community policing/crime analysis/campus safety programs. Must be willing and able to work whenever needed or required and may work long hours during investigations or events.

Licenses and Certifications: Pennsylvania Act 120 certified or the equivalent from another state with the ability to be PA Act 120 certified. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Interpersonal Skills:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, visitors to campus, and the general public.

University Mission:
Must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of related experience in law enforcement background is strongly preferred.

Experience as a police officer at a university is desirable, but not necessary.

Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully passed the most recent consortium testing for police officers in Erie County and have been placed on the list.

Location: Erie, Pa
Employment Status: Full Time
Department: Campus Police and Safety
Division: Finance and Campus Operations
Subdivision: Police & Safety

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