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Police Officer

Job description

Job Title: Police Officer
Location: LSC-System Office
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34625
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Police Officer utilizes a specialized skill set in performing assigned duties and tasks. Responsible for general security of students and employees. Patrols campus grounds and buildings; directs traffic on campus; investigates all offenses, accidents, and incidents; prepares written reports; makes arrests as necessary, and assists the public. Has a valid TCOLE license and carries a firearm at all times while on duty.


Patrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are properly securedInvestigates all offenses and incidentsMakes court appearancesWrites a thorough and accurate report on every criminal complaint, accident, or other significant incidentProvides assistances to all students, faculty, and visitors, and responds to calls for first aid and medical assistsApplies acquired expanded skills related to analytical, technical, or operational processApplies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertiseWorks within clearly defined standard operating procedures and adheres to quality guidelinesWorks under a moderate degree of supervisionResponsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


Microsoft Office and the use of software programs designed for police department useRemote access systems may be requiredProficiency in the use of firearmsAbility to communicate wellAbility to work under pressure, remain calm in emergency situations, and skilled in conflict resolution


Subject to extended periods of intense concentration in review of crime scenes, investigations, and preparing law enforcement reportsAbility to drive a patrol vehicleSubject to physical harm such as weapons and physical attacksVision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, and Depth Perception); possesses the ability to detect and observe movement and activity in extremely low light situations.Ability to stand for lengthy periods of time and perform strenuous physical exertion including bending, stooping, running, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. Ability to carry moderately heavy items on an as needed basis such as jump start booster pack and barricades to limit vehicular traffic; work is performed primarily in an external environment with exposure to inclement weather and varying temperaturesPicking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand; finger dexterity necessary to operate equipment used in the positionExerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body May be required to physically restrain personsAbility to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and reportsMoving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another


Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment; machines, tools, equipment and work aids which may be representative but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this job; motor vehicle and standard issue police equipment as specified by departmental policies Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the positionWork is performed primarily outdoors and may be exposed to extreme weather; exposure to potentially dangerous situations and the use of firearms necessitate the observance of appropriate safety precautions; requires weekend duty and shift work


  • Applicants possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicant must possess and maintain at least a Basic TCOLE peace officers license
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a Valid Texas Driver’s License with a driving record that meets the criteria established by the System
  • Once hired, must be able to pass Lone Star College Police Department’s field training program


  • 60 earned hours from an accredited college or university, OR Intermediate Peace Officer’s Certification from TCOLE
  • At least 4 Years United States Military service with honorable discharge

Hiring salary range is $40,070 to $46,081.

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time