Police Officer

Agency: Southern Methodist University

Location: Dallas TX

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary Range:

Salary will commensurate with experience


Job Summary:


The Police Officer will work under the direct supervision of the patrol sergeant and the senior officer in charge, responding to calls for police service within SMU’s jurisdiction and is responsible for protecting life and property, as well as enforcing all City, State and Federal laws and University policies. 

Candidate must be able to work any assigned shift. The ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays is required.


Essential Functions:




Education and Experience:


High school diploma or GED, sixty (60) semester college hours from an accredited college or university; or any special training and experience in civilian or military police is required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

The selection process consists of nine (9) separate phases. Each phase is administered in order and must be successfully completed before advancing to the next phase. The final decision as to whether an applicant will be employed will be made by the Chief of Police and will be based on the information obtained in the application process.


Phase 1: Application for Employment 
Phase 2: Physical Fitness Test* (One Minute Sit-Ups - Minimum Required Score: 27,

                      One Minute Push-ups - Minimum Required Score: 18 and  1.5 Mile Run -

                      Minimum Required Score 15:20)

Phase 3: Personal History Statement & Pre-Employment Questionnaire 
Phase 4: Background Investigation 
Phase 5: Oral Interview Board 
Phase 6: Skills Assessments (Reading, Writing and Basic Math) 
Phase 7: Physical 
Phase 8: Psychological Examination 
Phase 9: Drug Screen

Physical/Environmental Demands:

Deadline to Apply: 

This position is open until filled.


EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.







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