District Police, Patrol Officer

Austin, TX
Aug 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To provide safety and security to the students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property at Austin Community College campuses.

For FY17, this position has been determined to be a critical class position. As such, a supplement will be included in the salary rate for a revised range of $44,159 - $60,513.

Additional pay is available for officers with Master certification. (Range - $48,070 - $66,101)

Position Information
Location Service Center Hours As assigned Salary Professional 1/120 ($38,159.00 - $54,513.00) FLSA Status Non-Exempt Reports To District Police, Sergeant Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all duties of a licensed police officer within the context of a college environment; coordinates and assists other officers.
  • Writes and files daily logs, incident reports, issues parking permits, and citations.
  • Provides faculty and staff, students and visitors, with information and directions.
  • Opens and secures buildings and classrooms. Maintains departmental equipment and monitors college equipment inventory in routine patrols.
  • Testifies on behalf of the college in all court proceedings as required.
  • May be required to act as a lead police officer in orienting, training, or assisting other officers.
  • Informs and works collaboratively with campus managers on all issues and operations related to campus safety and security, and to address identified campus needs and concerns.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Family Code, Texas Education Code, Texas Motor Vehicle Code, and Texas and National Criminal Information Centers (TCIC/NCIC) requirements.
    • Current principles and practices related to safety and security.
    • Investigative and interrogative procedures, and techniques and protocols for observation and memorization of critical details.
    • Hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid, and CPR.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
    • Care, maintenance, and safe operation of firearms and impact weapons.
    • Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports and records.
    • Interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Communicating with violators and mediating difficult situations.
    • Operating motor vehicles during emergency, high-risk situations.
    • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

    Required Work Experience

    • No work experience is required.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • Experience policing in an educational institution is preferred.

    Required Education

    • High school diploma or educational equivalent and successful completion of an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency Program.

    Preferred Education

    • Thirty college credit hours.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Texas Peace Officer License and Valid Texas Drivers License.
    • Must meet all Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education requirements for employment as a patrol officer.
    • District Police Officers must be able to work at or on any district property and must be able to work any of three shifts covering twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
    • Ability to successfully complete criminal background check, drug screen, and psychological and physical examinations prior to employment. Past supervisors may be interviewed for a reference.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in various environments.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and climbing.
    • Required to restrain persons.
    • May need to feel for objects texture, size, shape.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 80 pounds.
    • Perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and able to receive detailed oral communication.
    • Able to expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely, and may include yelling over noise and distance to be heard.
    • Subject to physical harm such as with weapons and physical attacks.
    • May be exposed to a variety of temperatures, noise, moving mechanical parts, communicable diseases, or chemicals.
    • Specific vision abilities may include close vision, depth perception, distance vision, color vision, and ability to focus.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.