Campus Police Officer
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.
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.
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