Police Officer in Training

Agency: Texas A&M University Police

Location: College Station TX

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Posting Number         S00415FY17

Salary                            $21.14

Pay Basis                     Hourly

Job Close Date          

Geographic Location        College Station

Budget Type               Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time

Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No

Is this position D.O.T. regulated?          No

EEO AA Statement     The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary            The Police Officer in Training, under supervision, receives classroom instruction and on-the-job training in the Texas A&M University Police Department.

Required Education and Experience   High School Diploma or GED. 45 college credit hours from an institution of higher education or equivalent (Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the state of Texas and/or each year of active duty in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may be substituted for ten (10) college credit hours. A maximum of 30 college credit hours may be substituted, with a minimum of 15 college credit hours from an institution of higher education is required). Two years of full-time employment or military service.


Preferred Education and Experience   Bachelor’s degree. Previous experience in a college or university environment and experience dealing with the public.


Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Successful completion of field training program. Applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment. Must have a State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.


Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations            None


Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills   Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population. Must be in excellent physical health and stamina. Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions. Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.


Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills   None

Other Requirements or Other Factors  May be required to work weekends, holidays and hours other than Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. May require out of town travel. New hires must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include, but not be limited to, driving history, criminal background and credit history.


Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors       Familiarity with Texas A&M University facilities and the local community. 


Job Duties

Patrol property located on and off campus that is owned or controlled by TAMU-CC; by foot, bike, cart or motor vehicle.
Respond to calls for police service involving a wide variety of activity. Document all incidents both criminal and non-criminal utilizing CLERK (Computerized Law Enforcement Record Keeping) system.
Enforce criminal and traffic laws as wells as university rules and regulations. Arrest, cite, or refer individuals as appropriate when in violation.
Investigate reports of criminal activity, to include collection of evidence, interviewing complainants, victims, witnesses, and suspects..
Assist other divisions within the University Police Department as needed.
Provide assistance to the campus community with vehicle jumpstarts and unlocks.
Provides security during special events/requests.
Provides security escorts when requested.
Reports safety hazards.
Testify in court for both traffic and criminal offenses.
Unlock doors and buildings.
Perform other duties as assigned.







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