Police Officer

Huntsville, Walker County
Jul 24, 2014

Requisition Number: 201400209S

Department: Public Safety Services

Full Time Part Time: Full Time

Educational Experience Requirement: High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent and two years related experience. Sixty semester hours of college credit preferred. Completed basic police training as required by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLEOSE), or currently completing TCLEOSE certification. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature and Purpose of Position: To prevent crime, suppress disturbances, give aid, relief, and information to all citizens as circumstances require. To enforce all University, State and local laws. Performs regular patrols in preventing crime, suppressing disturbances, arresting offenders, and giving aid and information as circumstances dictate for SHSU.

Primary Responsibilities: Patrols assigned areas of the campus either on foot or automobile or motor scooter. Advises, directs, and gives information to the general public. Responds to and handles emergency calls involving a wide variety of situations. Enforces state laws, and city or county ordinances where applicable. Makes arrests with and without warrants. Investigates complaints from students, faculty, staff, and makes preliminary investigations of crimes. Makes necessary reports and records. Safeguards property. Collects, preserves, and maintains chain of custody of evidence. Testifies in courts. Performs periodic inspections and reviews work quality and new techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications: Thorough knowledge of and skills in the use of firearms, radar equipment, criminal investigation equipment, photographic equipment, radio equipment, alarm systems, defensive devices, telephone switchboards, typewriter, and emergency motor vehicles. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work during night hours. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must have a pleasant, courteous disposition and express at all times the desire to render accurate and cheerful service. Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle, therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University's insurance carrier is required.