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Patrol Officer - Second Shift (internal)

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Summary

The Department of Public Safety and Police at Kutztown University invites applicants for full time Patrol Officer - shift to be determined.

An employee in this classification provides police services and protection to State System property, grounds, facilities, clientele, employees and the general public. This is basic police services work that includes the provision of routine and customary police services under the direction of a higher ranking police officer or a chief of the police department on the Kutztown campus. The work requires Commonwealth of Pennsylvania basic police academy certification and involves making routine decisions and performing actions limited to those guided by standard police procedures, statutes, case law and general university policies and procedures. Employees in this classification are police officers commissioned through the Governor of Pennsylvania's Office. All assignments in this classification involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the general public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Work is reviewed by a higher classified police officer or Deputy Chief or Chief of Police through personal inspection and review of reports.

Essential Duties:
An employee in this classification is expected to provide services such as:

  • Ability to work overtime and/or any shift.
  • Patrol campus by foot, vehicle and/or bike.
  • Respond to calls for assistance (criminal and general assistance)
  • Respond to calls for fire, burglary alarms.
  • Respond to emergencies on campus.
  • Patrol campus property and buildings to assure proper security of the same, including, but not limited to, locking and unlocking of facilities; precluding theft, vandalism and loitering; and reporting of general building and grounds security issues.
  • Complete and file reports of crimes and other police matters.
  • Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies at the direction of the senior officer in charge.
  • Provide basic security and law enforcement services at university events.
  • Provide transportation and escort services to students and other visitors to campus.
  • File appropriate criminal charges for violations of Commonwealth laws and/or enforce vehicle code violations.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and prepare reports.
  • Direct traffic, enforce parking regulations, make criminal arrests, serve warrants, transport prisoners, take fingerprints, transport funds for university deposits, testify in court, attend arraignments and preliminary hearings and enforce university policies and procedures.
  • Perform routine building checks for safety hazards, mechanical problems and failures and other deficiencies.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and person conduct for employees or visitors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Employees in this classification are designated as essential employees in accordance with Commonwealth Management Directive 530.17. As such, they are required to work when an office closing is authorized.
*The above duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification, Other duties may be required and assigned. Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date and have one year of police experience. Act 120 certification qualifies as one year of police experience.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and overtime.
  • Individual will employ independent judgment with some supervision.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • All certifications must be kept current.
Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong background in community oriented policing and crime prevention.
  • Experience as a patrol officer with a university/college.
Supplemental Information

Applications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, internal application materials should be received no later than end of day, December 9, 2022.

The salary for this position is determined by the POA Collective Bargaining Agreement. External applicants will be offered the minimum rate of pay for this position which is $41,290.00 annually.

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation.

Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions. Please note, post offer/pre-employment physical/psychological testing may be required & would be paid for by the University

The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected] or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at [email protected].


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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