Campus Police Officer

Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

                                                                         POLICE/SECURITY DEPARTMENT

Police Officers Job Description

Must not have any felonies or serious misdemeanors

Primary Function of Police Officer

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as a police officer in the operations division of the department. This position is required to know the campus environment which includes the following: Street layouts, building names and locations, detect crimes before they occur (Proactive Approach), conduct self-initiated tasks to protect the campus family and visitors. Have an understanding of crime trends and criminal activities.

Be able to identify suspicious individuals, vehicles, respond to calls dispatched by the command center, recognize situations and respond affectively in a timely manner. The position also requires this person to analyze various situations to determine if a state law has been violated or college policies. This individual must be able to document all details, detain individuals, make arrest and complete all necessary paperwork. Must conduct searches within their legal authority and seize illegal substances from individuals and place in a secure area. Must be able to testify in court and gather witnesses and victims for court purposes. This candidate must be able to interview witnesses, suspects and victims during the preliminary investigations.
Must be able to understand Cleary laws and violations and document same.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws, knowledge of investigation techniques and how to prepare a case for court. Must have knowledge of equipment or able to learn how to properly use all issued equipment by the department. Must have knowledge how to obtain search warrants, criminal warrants and complete a citation violation. Must be willing to learn crime prevention methods as well conduct safety programs within the college campus.

Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with the general public and have a professional demeanor while doing same. This candidate must know or be willing to learn emergency procedures and protocol. Must know and understand crowd control procedures, as well assist any faculty/staff member of the college when requested. Candidate must understand college jurisdiction and authority as a campus police officer. Candidate must also be CPR/First Aid certified or able to obtain same. Must be able to qualify with duty weapon and other issued equipment by the department.

Other Job Functions:

Candidate will perform all duties in a safe and professional manner, Check email and camera systems of the college as needed or required for assisting in an investigation. Candidate shall be responsible for securing evidence to a crime or incident. Shall inspect and maintain their patrol vehicle and other issued equipment in good working condition. Must be able to carry at least 50lbs, bend, stoop, climb, reach, stand for long periods of time, and walk at least five miles in a working shift. Must use discretion, as well make independent decisions and display sound judgment in both routine and emergency situations.

Have the ability to deal courteously but firmly with all students and develop and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and general public. Candidate must be able to handle stressful situations without emotionally becoming involved, that their emotions affect their job performance.
He/she must be available for emergencies or to cover unexpected shifts, vacancies when called upon. Maintain a professional conduct at all times. Candidate must qualify with their duty issued weapon scoring at least a 75 minimum to maintain their employment with the department.

Minimum Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalency.
Certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.

Recruitment Range: 32,500.00

Note: The Campus Police Department and the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.



Our Mission:

Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.


Our History

Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.


Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.


Holistic Learning:

Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

  •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
  •  Emergency Response & First Aid
  •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
  •  Volunteerism, Public Service
  •  Cultural and Social Awareness
  •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
  •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
  •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
  •  Technology & The 21St Century
  •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life


Our Home:

Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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