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Investigator, Public Safety

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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Investigator, Public Safety

Job Code: 17581

Department: Fiscal Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Grade: A-12H

Revision Date: 2/2/2024

Reports To: Director, Public Safety and Security

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The Lindenwood University public safety investigator conducts general criminal, sexual misconduct, and student conduct investigations. Sexual misconduct investigations may include gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, and stalking. When not conducting investigations, this position will work assigned public safety officer duties as directed.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Conducts investigations for any campus incidents that involve possible criminal violations
  • Reviews and audits case reports submitted by public safety officers and conducts appropriate follow up as directed
  • Prepares detailed written reports of activities, and works closely with the appropriate personnel to prepare university reports
  • Prepares investigative materials in accordance with Lindenwood’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Conducts interviews and collects written statements and any relevant evidence
  • Reviews camera footage, access logs and other relevant data
  • Prepares professional, detailed, and complete case reports
  • Assembles reports and other documentation in a logical and coherent fashion
  • When necessary, provides testimony or written affidavits in student code of conduct and administrative
Service Orientation
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values
  • Networks with other criminal justice partners at the university, local, state, and federal levels
Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork
  • Works closely with on-campus departments as well as off-campus police and criminal justice agencies to successfully bring cases to resolution
  • Assists the Clery compliance coordinator in maintaining Clery Act records
  • Assists with student and staff training regarding Clery Compliance violations
  • Collaborates in the preparing and distribution of campus safety alerts, as needed
Job may require other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
  • Bachelor’s degree required or POST certification required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer required
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience conducting administrative and criminal investigations required
  • Firearm proficiency as well as ability to meet St. Charles County licensing qualifications to carry a department issued firearm while on-duty
  • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Must complete a psychological evaluation and drug screen upon a conditional offer of employment
  • Master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field preferred
  • Experience as a criminal or civil investigator preferred
  • Experience as a public safety officer in higher education preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Missouri Criminal Code and rules of criminal procedure
  • Understanding of the Clery Act and Annual Security Reports.
  • Working knowledge of the Lindenwood University security camera system.
  • Working knowledge of the daily crime log reporting system
  • Ability to use good judgment, think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to respond to hostile situations, intervene in physical altercations and act as mediator
  • Ability to work with large groups of students, including students with special needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to remain calm while responding during emergencies
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Please click here to view Lindenwood University’s flexible work designation descriptions.
  • General office conditions
  • Outdoor weather conditions
  • Varied shifts, including days, afternoons or midnights as assigned
  • Some exposure to hazards and physical risks, which requires basic safety precautions
  • Essential worker designation
  • Fully On Ground
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Must be able to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours per day
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to stand or walk for extended time periods
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to use a two-way radio
  • Ability to walk and stand for duration of shift
  • Ability to handle and lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to report to work during emergencies, unless otherwise notified
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.


 Lindenwood University

Founded in 1832, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of Saint Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.

Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.

Lindenwood is an independent institution firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. Those values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of truth.

Lindenwood is a great place to work, and we would love for you to join us as we strive daily to accomplish our University mission: REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SUCCESS. Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.

Lindenwood University is home to over 800 full- and part-time faculty and over 400 staff members that work together to provide more than 100 degree programs to students from every state and over 70 countries through values-centered education that lead to development of the whole person.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. 

Lindenwood values its employees and provides MANY employee perks including great tuition benefits!

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