Police Officer, 28078
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36209
UMKC Police DepartmentJob Description The UMKC Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer.Duties include but are not limited to:
- Patrol assigned area by motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, enforce university rules and regulations, provide personal and property security and traffic law enforcement. Observe and make note of suspicious persons, possible violators, hazardous conditions or unusual situations.Check buildings and property following security procedures; lock entry-ways and points of access as scheduled, take note and report evidence of damage and possible break-ins.Observe public or student gatherings and analyze developments to determine need for action.Respond to emergency alarms and dispatched calls regarding a variety of services including: illness, accidents, disturbances, crime and other acts against persons or property, animal control, and motorist assistance. Provide necessary assistance and take appropriate action based on analysis of situation and facts.Assist in parking patrol activities including issuing citations and ordering vehicle removals. Perform traffic control duties, directing automobile and pedestrian traffic to maintain safe and efficient flow. Issue warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed. May administer field sobriety tests.Conduct preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary; collect and preserve physical evidence, protect crime scene, interview suspects and witnesses, and files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state or local legal requirements. Prepare court cases and provide legal testimony in response to subpoena as witness and/or reporting officer to crime.May arrest individuals and take into custody. Process arrested individuals by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports violators to jail.Provide escort service for designated individuals and money messengers, and assist with special events on campus.Renders first aid as needed, following prescribed procedures and victim / personal safety precautions.Takes and writes incident / accident reports, including those of missing/stolen property and criminal activity.Provide general assistance and information to students, staff and the public.Assist federal, state, county and city law enforcement authorities as requested or dispatched by central office.Prepare and file daily activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes and tickets issued in prescribed format.May prepare and process documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits, and warrants.May serve in the capacity of field training officer.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 30 college credit hours from accredited college or university OR 2 years federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge OR 2 years’ experience as full-time POST certified peace officer
- A valid Missouri operator’s license Missouri POST certification may be required prior to employment, but it is required once job is started
- A safe driving record is required while a driving record without violations/summonses/arrests is preferred.Commensurate mental and physical skills necessary to walk/stand for long periods of time, respond to emergencies, and maintain order among individuals and groups are necessary.Strong, verbal communication skills are necessary.Advanced level of education and stable job history preferred.Missouri POST certification prior to employment is preferred.
$20.50 per hourShift
Police Officers may be assigned to any of the three shifts (day, evening, or night).Application Deadline
April 25, 2021Application Instructions
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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