Campus Police Officer

Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner-Webb University Police

Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for a full-time Campus Police Officer. This position serves in the University Police Department within the Division of Student Development. The Campus Police Officer will perform general law enforcement work to protect life and property on the Gardner-Webb University Campus. With the support of the Campus Police leadership, employees are empowered to provide essential and important public services for our student, staff, and visitors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Independently patrols streets throughout the campus in a police car or on foot.
  • Develops and maintains working rapport with students, faculty, staff, citizens, and community leaders.
  • Checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, maintains surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; and, reports dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Responds independently to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, and other needs; determines nature of the situation and takes appropriate legal or persuasive action warranted.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic; and participates in other emergency operation activities; may be required to give chase to speeding vehicles while ensuring public safety.
  • Performs investigations of accidents and possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses and others in the community, and gathering physical evidence; and arrests and processes criminal suspects.
  • Apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrates and detention facilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a two-year degree in Criminal Justice or graduation from high school supplemented by basic courses in law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education with 5 years of experience.

SPRECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Certification in North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Council as a law enforcement officer.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events as needed.