Patrol Officer

Employer
Texas A&M University Commerce
Location
Commerce TAMUC
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Job location: Commerce TAMUC


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-10
Req: R-038848
Job Title

Patrol Officer

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

University Police

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.

SUMMARY:

The Patrol Officer, under general supervision, provides specialized professional law enforcement skills by giving service, information, and aid to the university community and campus facilities as circumstances require, preventing crime, suppressing disturbances, investigating criminal offenses, and arresting offenders.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Patrols designated areas by vehicle, on foot, or by bicycle to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  • Responds to calls and complaints involving the violation(s) of criminal law.
  • Writes detailed reports on police-related activities. Interviews complainants and generates reports to be forwarded to CID or other departments as needed.
  • Secures crime scenes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, and transports offenders.
  • Be available to assist faculty, staff and students with general information, inquiries, or other needs.
  • Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests, juvenile hearings, depositions, and similar proceedings.
  • Serves arrest warrants, search warrants and other papers, as required.
  • Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or the potential for problems within an assigned area.
  • Responsible for decisions as to the appropriate action necessary in accordance with rules, regulations, policies, federal, state, and local laws.
  • Recognizes and reports safety hazards.
  • Develop and maintain required skills and certificates. Attends continuing education courses/law enforcement training.
  • Uses and properly cares for firearms and related police emergency equipment. Must wear and effectively utilize all department issued equipment, as well as, maintain provided uniform and equipment and present a professional appearance and image.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely while utilizing a police radio and other emergency equipment. Operate and qualify with the department issued firearms, utilizing both hands, as well as with each hand individually. Operate office equipment, camera systems and field equipment.
  • Retain and retrieve information furnished in the form of bulletins, verbal reports, briefings, and training.
  • Project a professional image, both on duty and off, as dictated by Texas A&M-Commerce Police Department policy and proceedure.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education:
    • High school diploma or equivalent AND:
    • Minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR
    • Minimum of one (1) year of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills
    • Fluent in American English. Proficient in American English grammar and spelling. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to:
    • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
    • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends and/or holidays.
    • Communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population.
    • Function under adverse and stressful conditions.

  • Licensing/Professional Certifications:
    • Valid driver license and good driving record.
    • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license. All system university police will be required to meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1.

  • Physical/Psychological Requirements:
    • Ability to obtain a passing Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Licensee Medical Condition Declaration (L-2).
    • Ability to obtain a passing Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Licensee Psychological and Emotional Health Declaration (L-3).
  • Other Requirements:
    • Background investigation and testing to include psychological examination required. May be required to submit to polygraph exam and drug testing. Due to the position you are applying for requires access to CJI systems, if it is found you have any of the following convictions on your criminal history report your application will be disqualified:

      Felony Conviction

      Felony Deferred Adjudication

      Class A Misdemeanor Conviction

      Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication

      Family Violence Conviction

  • Open arrest for any criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) will be disqualified until disposition. The following will be a disqualifier for the amount of time listed:

    Class B Misdemeanor Conviction – 10 years

    Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication – 10 years

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

  • Three (3) years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer OR the equivalency of one of the following:
    • Minimum of thirty (30) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR
    • Minimum of three (3) years of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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