Police Officer

Delta College
University Center, Bay City
Starting Salary $42,070 – $46,691
Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Patrol: Vehicle/Bicycle/Foot
Patrol an assigned area in order to minimize the occurrence of crime, protect the peace, and serve the interests of the College. Respond to calls for police service. Investigate crimes, write detailed reports, protect crime scene, collect and secure evidence. Renders various types of assistance to all involved persons. Patrol the College buildings and grounds to minimize, deter and report safety and security hazards or violations. Patrol assigned roadways and parking lots, investigate irregularities. Facilitate the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Issue parking and traffic warnings and tickets. Make arrests when necessary.

Respond to Police, Medical and Fire Emergencies
Render Emergency First Aid, evaluate the situation and if necessary request advanced medical personnel. Respond to calls for Police assistance and College security services. Serve subpoenas, warrants and other legal documents issued by the court system or College judicial process. Respond to motor vehicle crashes, direct traffic, police the accident, write report and take appropriate legal action. Assist other agencies when requested.

Investigations/Report Writing/Daily Activity Logs
Investigate all criminal complaints and citizen concerns as they relate to the College. Prepare detailed reports of criminal and non-criminal complaints, traffic crashes and other complaints investigated. Interview complainants, locate and interview victims, witnesses and suspects. Complete LiveScan fingerprinting. Work in conjunction with the Prosecutor’s Office, other law enforcement agencies and the College’s Judicial System.

Public Relations/Communications/Preventative Programming/Etc.
Provide services – locked keys in vehicles, escorts, wrecker requests, directions, crime prevention and awareness. Work department communication area, dispatch, telephone operator, monitor alarm systems. Maintain a good understanding of the College functions, general operations and policies.


  1. Must possess an Associates degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or equivalent knowledge and skills
  2. Must be licensed as a Police Officer by M.C.O.L.E.S.
  3. Posses a valid, unrestricted, Michigan Drivers License
  4. Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision
  5. Must be able to work with a diverse community, including students, employees, faculty and visitors
  6. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including: days, afternoons, evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  7. Must be physically able to perform all of the duties of a police officer, including sitting, standing, walking, running, driving a vehicle, exposure to inclement weather, and brief periods of intense exertion
  8. This position is classified as essential personnel and may be required to work when the College is closed


  1. Bachelor degree, major(s) preferred: Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
  2. Valid certification for C.P.R./First Aid – Medical First Responder Training
  3. Current training for use of force (lethal and non-lethal)
  4. Current training in precision driving skills
  5. Prior experience in a College or University policing environment





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