Duties: University of Pennsylvania police officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order, and responding to calls for service.
Mediates domestic and other disputes for the purpose of preserving peace and preventing crime; identifies pre-delinquent and delinquent acts by children and youths by effective disposition of juvenile offenders. Interacts with various segments and individuals in the community to explain the functions of the Department and its responsibilities in the administration of justice. Attends public gatherings and protects the rights of the people to assemble peacefully as described in the Guidelines on Open Expression. Provides police and customer services, which include enforcing laws and regulations, counseling, first aid and general assistance as required. Utilizes proactive policing techniques to prevent criminal activity and to enhance the quality of life for the community. Regulates vehicular and pedestrian traffic to expedite its flow. Enforces Federal, State , City and University laws, ordinances and regulations through patrol investigations, inspections and through the apprehension and prosecution of violators. Investigates traffic accidents in order to compile and disseminate information essential to the needs of the interested parties, and for accident prevention and education of the public. Investigates criminal offenses and takes necessary steps to identify, arrest, and testify in the criminal justice proceedings. Prepares reports and maintains records essential to the effective operation and management of the Department. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Candidates for this position must possess a current MPO card or Act 120 certification to apply. Must be a graduate of a Pennsylvania municipal police academy or a graduate of an out-of-state police academy program recognized by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission and possess a proof of waiver. Further, candidates must possess a valid driver's license within the United States; must be a United States citizen and must be at least 21 years of age. Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check, drug screening, physical and psychological examinations. Candidates also must sign a confidentiality statement. Committed to serving the interest of the University of Pennsylvania community and the strategic goals of the Division of Public Safety.
Reference Number: 79-30044
Salary Grade: U
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Penn Police
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.