Police Officer

Agency: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City UT

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Requisition Number          PRN13337B

Job Grade                  D

FLSA Code                Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?   No

Standard Hours per Week           40 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time?    Full Time

Shift                             Day

Work Schedule Summary            24/7 rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.

VP Area                      President


Location                     Campus

City                              Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment         External Posting

Pay Rate Range       $15.19 to $28.08 DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.     

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.     

Job Summary           Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to: patrol, security, investigations, criminal gang activity, crime prevention, surveillance, and other law enforcement related duties. Utilizes proper skills to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and equipment throughout the University community. Officers work a variety of hours which may require overtime or on-call assignments.

Responsibilities       1. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls, i.e., thefts, accidents, assaults. Gives assistance, assesses, and remedies the situation as appropriate; files a written report.
2. Conducts or assists in criminal, narcotics, traffic, and gang related investigations by applying specialized skills, gathering evidence, and protecting the crime scene.
3. Assists the criminal intelligence operation by gathering information from other law enforcement agencies, confidential informants, or the general public to provide substantiated facts.
4. Takes initial reports/complaints, prepares written reports, and maintains detailed and accurate records for files, follow-up investigations, and court purposes.
5. Performs surveillance in high risk or known crime areas in order to apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity.
6. Obtains and serves search/arrest warrants as well as apprehends suspects; performs warrantless searches and seizures as necessary.
7. Interviews and interrogates witnesses/suspects to acquire relevant information.
8. Prepares cases for the Office of the Attorney General; testifies and gives evidence in court.
9. Participates in the motorist assist program to promote a positive public image, i.e., helping people who are locked out of their cars, have dead car batteries, flat tires, etc.
10. Maintains issued equipment and supplies.
11. Assists in the classroom and field training of new officers; instructs classes; gives presentations to various public groups.
12. Uses logic and reasoning to independently make critical decisions, and uses initiative and common sense in a variety of police functions.
13. Officers must safely effect forcible arrest(s), pursue suspects on foot, safely control combatant(s), respond to emergencies, accept rotating shift and 24 hour on-call shifts, protecting and ensuring the safety of University students, staff, faculty and visitors while working extended hours in demanding and stressful environments. Therefore, Officers must annually pass a physical fitness assessment as a condition of employment.


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