Campus Police Officer

Topeka, KS
Topeka Public Schools

Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Campus Police Officer provides for the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, volunteers and patrons of Topeka Public Schools.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify and eliminating potential hazards and/or opportunities for crime and criminal activity.
  • Work to reduce and/or eliminate truancy in Topeka Public Schools.
  • Conduct aggressive and proactive police patrol to deter and detect crime and/or manmade or natural safety hazards.
  • Provide assistance to school administrators dealing with disruptions to the school or school environment.
  • Establish crime prevention, emergency response and safety programs designed to educate the community and school employees in the event of a criminal act or school emergency.
  • Complete police reports to document illegal or inappropriate activity on school properties or adjacent property.
  • Enforce District policy and procedure, city ordinances and the laws of the State of Kansas.
  • Operate District equipment to include alarm systems, surveillance equipment and patrol units when necessary.
  • Subdue offenders and criminals by using the minimum amount of force needed to protect he officer and other persons.


  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
  • Able to be certified as a police officer under Kansas law.
  • Knowledge of Kansas Criminal and Traffic Code, State Statutes and County Ordinances, Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Law and court proceedings.
  • Capable of meeting physical and psychological needs of the position.
  • Possess exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of thinking quickly and have creative problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of interaction with a diverse, highly-educated population.
  • Flexible, service-oriented objective outlook and commitment to customer service.

Preferred Requirements:

  • KLETC certified.
  • Previous law enforcement/security experience with educational, healthcare, or government protective service.
  • Some college education.
  • Bilingual.