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Police Officer

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Official TSU Title:

Police Officer

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under general supervision, serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors and for the protection of University property.

Essential Duties Summary:

Patrols assigned area by foot, bicycle, or police vehicle to preserve the peace, enforce laws, prevent and detect crime, and respond to complaints. Answers calls regarding service, accidents, disturbances, crime, distress, or illness and provides information, assistance, and service to students, staff, and the public. Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments, causes and results of accidents and completes required reports. Collects and preserves physical evidence, protects crime scene, and reports and records all facts of incident. Controls and directs traffic to enforce University parking regulations and departmental towing policies. Mediates and resolves conflicts involving students, department personnel and community members. Provides escort service as needed and assists state, county and city law enforcement authorities as requested. Conducts crime prevention programs and presentations for faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. Testifies at administrative hearings and in court to present evidence by describing conditions, situations and actions of individuals for a case. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience.


High school diploma or equivalent and specialized or technical training.

Required Licensing/Certification:

Licensed as a Texas peace officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Work Experience:

No prior work experience required.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

Work involves strenuous physical activities of various kinds with continuous exposure to hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, unpleasant work conditions such as adverse weather conditions or extreme risk of accident or ill health.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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