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Campus Police Off-Trainee

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Campus Police officers provide a basic police patrol, police protective services, and related police services for students, faculty, and staff of Temple University.  Incumbents ensure peace and order in and around Temple University campuses.  Position responsible for preventing crime by processing information received and taking necessary police action. Incumbents investigate criminal and non-criminal incidents, determine what occurred, identify criminal perpetrators, arrest criminal perpetrators, or act to bring about the arrest of criminal perpetrators.  Position performs uniformed police services at University functions and preventative foot patrol, primarily outdoors, campus grounds and surrounding areas. Requirements include the operation of a police vehicle and/or police bike, occasionally under emergency circumstances, and performing motorized and bike police patrol.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Must be at least 21 years of age. Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Have a current MPOETC certification card or be certified under the Municipal Police Officer’s Training Act (Act 120).  Must successfully complete a medical physical, psychological and extensive background investigation.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills

*A valid Driver's license

*Ability to complete physical requirements of position, including heavy lifting, ability to physically pursue, restrain, and take into custody people suspected of a crime

*Ability to move rapidly up and down stairs while carrying heavy equipment

*Demonstrated ability to recognize, understand, accept and appreciate the value of workplace diversity and respect the practices, values, and points of view of other individuals and groups

Other Pertinent Data:

*This position requires a background check

*This position requires a Valid, current Driver’s License


Note:  This description incorporates the most typical duties performed.  It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed.  The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial, and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.


Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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