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University Police Officer

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Princeton University
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University Police Officer

US-NJ-Princeton

Job ID: 2021-12590
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services

Princeton University

Overview

OVERVIEW

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 120 staff members. The department consists of professional university police, non-sworn security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community. DPS was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2015. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process.

DPS sworn University Police Officers have the authority of commissioned police officers with full power of arrest deriving their law enforcement authority from New Jersey statutes (Title 18A, Sections 6-4.2 and 6-4.5) and the Trustees of Princeton University. Title 18A, Section 6-4.5 provides that sworn University Police Officers “shall possess all the powers of policemen and constables in criminal cases and offenses against the law anywhere in the State of New Jersey [including the powers of arrest], pursuant to any limitations as may be imposed by the governing body of the institution which appointed and commissioned the person.”

University Police Officers are required to complete the same police academies and annual training as their municipal counterparts. This training has been approved and authorized by the State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Police Training Commission. Our University police officers who are unarmed on a daily basis have access to a rifle in two limited situations, an active shooter incident or when there is someone brandishing a firearm on campus. All police officers have qualified with a firearm while at the police academy and are required to attend mandatory in-service firearms training throughout the year to enable them to perform more efficiently and more safely. DPS has 39 sworn officers including a captain, 3 lieutenants, 8 sergeants, 6 corporals, 2 detectives, and 19 University police officers.

For full consideration a cover letter and resume must be submitted in addition to the online application.

Must have current New Jersey Police Officer Certification; approval of New Jersey Training Commission (NJPTC) for police commission or be a Special Officer Class II (SLEO II).

To read the Princeton University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report click here



Responsibilities

As part of an assigned team, University Police Officers provide campus safety, security, and law enforcement services to the University community. The individual provides a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Individuals enforce University regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. The individual will work under the direction of a sergeant.

The Department of Public Safety is a 24/7, 365 day operation. The successful candidate must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts, as required. Overtime is mandatory.

This is an entry level, sworn University Police Officer position.



Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or equivalentMust have current New Jersey Police Officer Certification; approval of New Jersey Training Commission (NJPTC) for police commission or be a Special Officer Class II (SLEO II).Officer must demonstrate proficiency with assigned firearms and qualify per Attorney General (AG) guidelines and annually thereafter per policy. Officer must maintain ability to operate assigned firearms under all applicable law and University Policy. Current valid vehicle operator's license Candidate must successfully complete various fitness for duty assessments, including:
    online testing with Wonderlica comprehensive background investigation a psychological evaluation a post offer, pre-employment (POPES) medical examination previous Department and/or firearms instructor must certify officer has qualified with firearm in the last year
Must be able to meet Post Offer Pre-Employment Screening (POPES) requirements and found capable of performing the essential functions and physical requirements of the position, both before commencing employment and any time required thereafter under University policy. Experience: At least two years of work and/or life experience directly relating to a minimum of two of the following areas:
    Community service/involvement Interviewing, public speaking, and conflict resolution skills Problem solving, using creative method to resolve issues Multi-cultural work and life experiences
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and loud noises. Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safetyMust be physically fit and able to defend one's self from attack or physical assault. Must have 20-20 or 20-30 vision either naturally or with corrective lenses. Must be able to wear required uniform including, but not limited to a protective vest. This position requires providing evidence of medical immunity to certain diseases that may pose risk to animals within labs/vivarium and is meant to ensure the safety of the employee, co-workers and animals. All testing information is treated in a confidential manner by University Health Services and is part of the animal worker surveillance program medical protocols.This is a unionized position within the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).Per the FOP contract the starting salary for an officer with their PTC is $55,000/year.Per the FOP contract this position has a 12 month probationary period.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associate or Bachelor's degree

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

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