Senior Patrol Officer

Frankfort, Kentucky
Jan 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Kentucky State University Job Description

Job Code / Title: 2388 I / Senior Patrol Officer


Grade:  7







Under minimum supervision, leads other police officers and departmental employees in enforcing local, state, and federal laws and ensures compliance with University policies and provides security for personnel, real property, and equipment.




Investigates and documents crimes/incidents, documents and preserves evidence and provides legal testimony.




  1. Patrol university property in a vehicle, on foot or bicycle to provide security and law enforcement.
  2. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  3. Obtains information needed and completes collision reports, criminal reports and criminal citations.
  4. Processes evidence, prepares court cases and provides legal testimony.
  5. Assist Patrol Sergeant with scheduling and approving reports.
  6. Train new, inexperienced police officers.
  7. Perform campus patrol, victim/witness assistance or as crime prevention officer.
  8. Operates equipment such as vehicles, radar, emergency equipment, and breath alcohol analyzers.
  9. May provide first aid services until medical assistance arrives.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy and at least 10 years of experience as patrol officer.
  • State of Kentucky Certified Law Enforcement Officer or eligibility for certification by waiver.
  • Possession of a valid Kentucky operator's license.



  • Skill in use of first aid procedures
  • Ability to write reports containing technical information
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork
  • Ability to gather and organize legal evidence
  • Skill in completing collision and criminal investigations
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Skill in operating police equipment
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods and university policies.

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