Police Officer Recruit / Police Officer

Location
Denton, Denton County
Posted
Feb 18, 2014


University of North Texas

Police Officer Recruit / Police Officer


Department Overview
The University of North Texas Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency serving the University of North Texas, a 36,000 student public institution within the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The Police Department is among the 6% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to have earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and among only 40 universities nationwide to have earned accreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Visit the UNT Police website at http://www.unt.edu/police for additional information.


Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Personal History Statement (PHS) is a requirement for this position. Please visit http://www.unt.edu/police/pdf/PHS.pdf prior to submitting your online application. Failure to complete the PHS within 14 days of online submission will be considered a candidate withdrawn from the process.

Police Officer Recruit:
Position is entry level law enforcement officer trainee. Trainees include both those incumbents whom the University sends to a Basic Police Course (academy), as well as, those persons who have less than two years of full-time post-academy police experience.

Police Officer Recruits attend the Basic Police Course if not previously licensed, complete licensing requirements, participate in UNT Police Department orientation, and participate in the police department's field training officer (FTO) program from eight (8) to seventeen (17) weeks depending upon their prior experience level. Upon completion of the FTO program, officers are assigned to a patrol shift and work under the general supervision of a Shift Supervisor (Police Sergeant) where they are observed and provided additional coaching until they complete a minimum of two years of post-academy law enforcement experience.

During the FTO and patrol shift phases of employment, the Recruit is responsible for enforcement of criminal laws, ordinances, traffic laws and the enforcement of University Regulations which specifically pertain to the behavior and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Work involves patrolling in patrol cars, bicycles and on foot, day and night, of all campus areas and surrounding jurisdiction. This employee must exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with violators of laws and University Regulations and be willing to work special assignments and be on call in time of crisis, etc.

Employees who are post-academy are regularly presented with opportunities to participate in University events and provide police and security services at a variety of special events; including, athletic events, dances, parties, concerts, seminars, speaking engagements, etc.

NOTE: Recruits are expected to promote to BI 4703, Police Officer, after completion of two years of post-academy experience.

Police Officer:
Perform all duties normally associated with employment as a licensed police officer; including, preventive patrol, arrest, search & seizure, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, public safety and service, investigation of criminal incidents, and maintaining public order on the University campus and surrounding area.

Work involves patrolling in patrol cars, bicycles and on foot, day and night, of all campus areas and surrounding jurisdiction. This employee must exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with violators of laws and University regulations and be willing to work special assignments and be on call in time of emergency or special events, etc. Incumbents may also be assigned to specialized functions such as criminal investigation, canine unit, critical incident response team (CIRT), traffic enforcement, narcotics, task force participation, administration, or other specialized duties.

Employees are regularly presented with opportunities to participate in University events and provide police and security services at a variety of special events; including, athletic events, dances, parties, concerts, seminars, speaking engagements, student activities, etc.

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.


Minimum Qualifications
Police Officer Recruit:
The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Meet or exceed all police officer licensing requirements established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
* Good moral character and ability to furnish acceptable character references.
* Understanding of and willingness to abide by the Police Officers Code of Ethics.
* Physical ability to perform police officer (Law Enforcement) duties.
* Possess valid Texas Driver's License or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
* Ability and willingness to work long or irregular hours, on various and changing shifts, sometimes under severe
emotional stress and inclement weather.
* Exercise good judgment and utilize tact and courtesy when working with the public under frequently stressful
conditions.
* Ability to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations.
* Demonstrate professional demeanor and superior oral communication skills.
* Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Police Officer:
The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent and licensed in Texas as a Basic Police Officer or above with a minimum of two years of post-academy police experience; or high school diploma/GED equivalent and licensed as a police officer in another state or federal jurisdiction, qualification for licensure as a Basic Police Officer or above under the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE), and a minimum of two years of post-academy police experience. Must be at least 21 years of age. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Meet or exceed all police officer licensing requirements established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
* Good moral character and ability to furnish acceptable character references.
* Understanding of and willingness to abide by the Police Officers Code of Ethics.
* Physical ability to perform police officer (Law Enforcement) duties.
* Possess valid Texas Driver's License or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
* Ability and willingness to work long or irregular hours, on various and changing shifts, sometimes under severe emotional stress and inclement weather.
* Exercise good judgment and utilize tact and courtesy when working with the public under frequently stressful conditions.
* Ability to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations.
* Demonstrate professional demeanor and superior oral communication skills.
* Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.


Preferred Qualifications
Police Officer Recruit:
* Bachelor's Degree in business, criminal justice, sociology, computer science or related field
* Bilingual English/Spanish
* Graduation from a TCLEOSE recognized police academy or approved equivalent

Police Officer:
* Bachelor's Degree in business, criminal justice, sociology, computer science or related field
* Bilingual English/Spanish


Special Instructions to Applicants
FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND TO DOWNLOAD A PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT, PLEASE VISIT THE UNT POLICE WEBSITE AT:
http://www.unt.edu/police/Employment.html

*** APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A QUALIFIED POOL OF APPLICANTS IS IDENTIFIED. ***

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY MAY BE FILLED AT EITHER THE POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT OR THE POLICE OFFICER POSITION.

For more information and to apply, visit:
https://jobs.unt.edu

UNT is an AA/EOE/ADA.

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