Police Officer

Agency: Houston Baptist University

Location: Houston TX

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Position Number: FT-PROF-UPD-02162017


Position Summary

A Houston Baptist University police officer is responsible for the enforcement of the law, is alert to threats and hazards to the commonweal of the University community, and provides safety, security, and aid to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University and its properties.

Job Responsibilities



                     Possess a high school diploma or equivalence.

                     Possess a Texas peace officer License issued by TCOLE.

                     Possess a valid Texas driver’s license with a good driving record.

                     Firearm qualified or can qualify.

                     Can pass a basic firearm safety examination.

                     The employee must be able to pass a medical exam, psychological exam, as well as a drug screen and a background investigation.

                     Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 or better with uncorrected vision of 20/200 or better.

                     Must be of sound moral character.

Must be able to fulfill the duties of a police officer which include, but are not limited to:

                     Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, as well as law enforcement techniques and procedures.

                     Communicate well in speech and in writing.

                     Possess good interpersonal skills.

                     Physically able to effect an arrest, subdue resisting individuals; walk; run short distances; crouch; able to move light to medium weight equipment; climb stairs; able to assist injured/impaired persons.

                     Walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time.

                     Must be available to work varying shifts, nights and weekends.

                     Operate and maintain vehicles and equipment.

                     Have effective reading and writing skills.

                     Recognize dangerous/hazardous situations.

                     Possess the mental acumen for exercising reasonable and sound judgment under stressful circumstances.

                     Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

                     Work outside and in inclement weather if necessary.


Additional Information

Retired and experienced police officers are encouraged to apply and will be given preference. A two year commitment to the position will be requested from the applicant.







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