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Corporal, Police Department #499603

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

20112293

Position Title:

Corporal, Police Department #499603

FTE:

1.00

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:

About This Role:

The Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) is inviting applications for the position of Corporal. This department is on campus to serve you in the protection of your person, your property, and the university’s property. The LUPD is charged with the enforcement of university and systems regulations and all state, local and federal laws. Officers working for the university are licensed peace officers for the state of Texas. They have county-wide jurisdiction per the Texas Education Code Section 51.203.

Function:
To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Provide guidance and supervision to junior officers.

Scope: Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Lamar University. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, Chief of Police, and police department policies and procedures. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Position Duties:

Typical: Perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of Lamar University. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Provide service, information and directions to students, employees and visitors. Execute all lawful processes. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions; review reports submitted by junior officers for approval. Enforce any Texas State University System Board of Regents Rules and Regulations. Prepare shift activity reports on all police responses and activity to Command Staff. Identify potential security and safety hazards, as observed and reported to them by junior officers. Reviews, corrects and approves incident and offense reports. Perform related duties as assigned by the Sergeant (Shift Commander). In the regular absence of a sergeant, supervises an element of police personnel engaged in law enforcement duties and enforcement of institutional rules and regulations.

Periodic: Completes and submits warrants for the apprehension of suspects. Discuss cases with prosecuting attorneys, prepares evidence, and appears as a witness in court. Provides emergency notification and coordinates police response to major incidents at any University controlled property. Provides counseling and progressive correction to junior officers, and reports outcome to the Sergeant for disciplinary review.

SUPERVISION:

Received: Work is reviewed by supervising officers through activities, reports, and observation of performance.

Given: As assigned and delegated by the assigned Sergeant; in their absence, supervises junior officers.

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

Benefits:

A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:

· Health, dental & vision insurance

· Life insurance

· State of Texas Retirement plans

· Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent

· Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION
Required: 30 college credits (accredited); or 4 years of Honorable Military Service, and currently enrolled in college courses (accredited); or 1 year of active Police Field Training Officer experience, and currently enrolled in college courses (accredited)

Preferred: 60 college credits (accredited)

EXPERIENCE
Required:
18 months of full-time U.S. Commissioned Police Officer experience, and Basic Texas Peace Officer License

Preferred: Intermediate Texas Peace Officer License
Field Training Officer Experience

EQUIPMENT
Required:
Must be proficient in the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned tasks.

ACCURACY
Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical and effective
problem solving ability. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law.

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Excellent physical condition and vision, ability to hear and speak and full use of arms and legs.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Usual: Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.
Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by The University of Texas System and a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension. Must be eligible to drive a University owned or leased motor vehicle. Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Office of the Director of Police, the U. T. System Board of Regents and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement concerning age requirements and physical, mental, and educational standards. Must have the physical and
LAMAR UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a supervisor and commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid and CPR techniques.

OTHER:
Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by the Lamar University Police Department and have a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension. Must be eligible to drive a University owned or leased motor vehicle. Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Chief of Police and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement concerning age requirements and physical, mental, and educational standards. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a supervisor and commissioned police officer. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid and CPR techniques.

This position is classified as security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary:

Commensurate

Posting Date:

01/14/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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