Police Officer Intern

Agency: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins CO

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Position Type            State Classified

Open Date                  03/17/2017

Close Date                  04/04/2017

Salary                          $3,984 (Monthly + Full Benefits)

Full/Part Time            Full-time

State Classified Hourly     No

Overtime Eligible      Yes

Position Location     Fort Collins, CO 80523


Description of Work Unit  The Colorado State University Police Department is a full service law enforcement organization and its mission is to respond to the needs of the campus community by maintaining public order and a safe environment. The University Police Patrol Division provides a complete range of law enforcement services including 24-hour car/foot/bicycle patrol, detection and investigations of crimes, arrest and prosecution of offenders, traffic control, special events management, crime prevention, and education.


Position Summary To fulfill our mission through training, active patrol of University properties, crime investigation, identification and resolution of safety/security hazards and problems, assistance to students, staff, faculty and visitors, and handling of accidents and emergencies. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Self-initiated Activity
Patrol campus property, parking lots, and buildings on foot, by bicycle and vehicle; Identify safety/security hazards and suspicious persons/situations and resolve them.

Community Oriented Policing
Education and assistance to the community via presentations: offer assistance to students, faculty, staff, visitors, motorists, and others; provide educational seminars and presentations on relevant crime/safety topics.

Traffic Related
Traffic safety and special event management are accomplished through vehicle, bicycle, and radar patrol; apprehension of offenders; warning or prosecution of offenders; investigation of accidents and complaints; and identification of roadway and vehicle hazards.

Dispatch Initiated Activity
Identify and reduce crime activity and the opportunity for it. Arrest violators and intervene in physical disturbances. Use physical/deadly force when necessary. Investigate crimes and suspicious circumstances/persons. Identify need for security measures or police presence to prevent crime and danger to our public. Interrogate suspects, interview witnesses and victims, collect evidence, photographs, fingerprints, etc.; intervene in domestic and physical disturbances and mental crises; do civil standbys for departments on campus who handle disgruntled students, employees, and customers.

Administrative Duties
Record actions and criminal/improper behavior activity by writing reports, field contact cards, and summons/warrant applications. These permanent records document criminal activity and damage to personal/University facilities and property for use by administrators, prosecutors, judges and the public. These records are used to identify trends in criminal behaviors.

Testimonial Duties
Prosecute criminals and policy violators. Testify at trials, Department of Motor Vehicle and disciplinary hearings as needed. Coordinate information/activity with judges, Judicial Affairs, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Present evidence at trials, etc.


Minimum Qualifications    One year of college coursework (30 semester hours). You MUST attach an unofficial or official transcript to your application under “Special Required Documentation” in order to verify you meet this component of the minimum requirement.

                     Must be at least 21 years of age

                     Must possess a valid Driver’s License

                     With no: 

1) Felony convictions
2) Domestic violence convictions
3) More than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver’s license
4) Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last five years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years

Must be eligible to apply for Colorado P.O.S.T. certification. Current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification eligibility requirements may be found at www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/departments/criminal_justice/post_board
Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

Substitutions             Current P.O.S.T. Certification may substitute for the one year of college course work – You MUST attach your P.O.S.T. Certification to your application under “Special Required Documentation” in order to meet this substitution for college course work.


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Preferred Qualifications   The ideal candidate will possess the following experience & competencies (e.g. knowledge, skills, abilities, and other personal characteristics) which have been outlined as essential to performing successfully in this position:

                     Current State of Colorado P.O.S.T. certification

                     Completion of an Associate’s or higher level degree from an accredited college or university are highly desired

                     Ability to verbally communicate with both internal and external constituents in a professional and direct manner while maintaining customer service

                     Demonstrated attention to detail through diligence and maintaining a high standard for finished work product

                     Examples roles requiring leadership and the associated characteristics of a strong leader: accountability, integrity, self-motivated, and a desire to lead others by example

                     Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and build relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and customers

                     Demonstrated critical thinking skills to make decisions in emergency/harmful situations as well as the use of problem solving skills as part of daily work responsibilities