Police Officer

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 495684
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


University Police

Requested Start Date:

June 6, 2022


$33,800.00 - $38,050.00

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department and University need

Job Summary:

The Police Officer is responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and regulations of the university by performing police and patrol work in accordance with federal, state, county, municipal laws, and university regulations. Work may involve personal danger and the use of independent judgment in responding to emergencies. This position may be assigned to day or evening shifts and may be called to work odd hours for special events or activities on campus. Work is frequently performed out of doors in all weather conditions. Work is performed under general supervision of the Police Sergeant and in accordance with established routine and is checked by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports, and discussion with employees.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols campus on foot, in police vehicles, on a bicycle, or other specialized vehicles in order to deter crime, direct traffic, enforce traffic and parking regulations and provide services or assistance to employees and visitors to campus, and to uphold and enforce federal, state, county, municipal laws and university regulations.
  • Investigates disturbances, suspicious circumstances, traffic incidents or violations of university regulations when prompted by phone calls received by UPD Communication Center, through alarms, citizens’ requests, or by the officer’s observations.
  • Talks with individuals to determine cause of disturbances or incidents; takes reports and completes forms to record incidents.
  • Knowledge of the proper use and uploading procedures for body worn cameras (BWC).
  • Directs traffic at university events using barricades, traffic cones and flashlights.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing to the police staff, employees, the general public and other agencies.
  • Maintains full NCIC certification in order to operate the in-car Mobile Data Terminal (MDT).
  • Is assigned to a resident hall(s) under the Adopt-A-Cop Program. May provide safety and security presentations to students.
  • Actively participates in community-oriented policing activities.
  • May be required to send out an emergency alert message warning the campus and surrounding area of an imminent threat. The situation may dictate that the Police Officer has to send out the alert by using his/her cell phone while remaining on-scene while the active threat is still on-going.
  • Oftentimes, the Police Officers serve as specialized instructors within the department.
  • Assists the local police department and other agencies if mutual aid is requested or needed.
  • Attends and testifies in municipal, circuit, district, federal, juvenile court, grand jury, and other court proceedings or hearings.
  • Completes police documents such as daily roll call reports, vehicle impound forms, traffic accident reports, warning reports, uniform traffic citations, permission to search forms, advise of rights forms, incident/offense reports, arrest reports, bond forms, complaint forms, fingerprint cards, leave and training request forms, employee evaluations, property and evidence forms and other UPD required documentation.
  • Participates in training activities, including classroom, seminar or field training.
  • Ability to qualify with approved firearm as required by department policy and APOSTC standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Preferred law enforcement experience at a municipal, county or state police agency.
  • Must be currently certified or eligible to be certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training
  • Commission within appointment.
  • A valid Alabama driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • No felony conviction or convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.
  • Ability to learn radio codes and terminology in order to communicate clearly via two-way radio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge or skills in the accreditation program.


  • Twice annually, incumbents may be required to 1) demonstrate skill in the use of firearms to achieve a passing score on the firing range; 2) may be required to complete the physical ability course in the prescribed time limits. Passing or qualifying scores are adopted from the requirements set by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
  • Complete the physical ability course in the prescribed time limits
  • Achieve a qualifying score on a performance test in the use of the baton
  • Passing or qualifying scores are adopted from the requirements set by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://clerycenter.org/policy-resources/the-clery-act/ the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at: http://jsu.edu/police/docs/CleryAnnualReport.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Mar 18 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close:


Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to http://www.jsu.edu/president/strategic_planning.html

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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