Campus Police Officer

Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Salary: $69,408 – $93,312.

Position Summary:

Central Washington University is recruiting a Campus Police Officer to join our University Police and Public Safety team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they provide a safe and secure environment for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We’re offering a salary, depending on experience, from $69,408 – $93,312 annually plus the awesome CWU benefits.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol designated areas including classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities, by vehicle, bicycle or on foot, as assigned.
  • Investigate and take action on complaints and related details as assigned.
  • Perform community caretaking.
  • Respond to and handle emergency calls in patrol areas.
  • Respond and assist city, county, or other law enforcement agencies in cases of emergency.
  • Conduct parking enforcement.
  • Advise, direct, and give information to the general public.
  • Perform related duties in connection with special events, information services, medical assists, animal control and various other public services.
  • Make public safety presentations to the department, campus community, and general public.
  • Prepare accurate and complete records and reports.
  • Provide documentation to the Prosecutor, Courts, other criminal justice, and social service agencies and appear in Court when necessary.


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Twenty-one years of age.
  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions.
  • Special Conditions of Employment: Incumbents must be able to obtain peace officer certification as required by the State of Washington. Incumbents have complete police authority, including arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the State of Washington.
  • Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
  • OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Accredited college degree in criminal justice, police science or related field.
  • Law enforcement and/or University law enforcement experience.
  • College degree (AA/Bachelor’s/Master’s).
  • Certified law enforcement officer.
  • Potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.
  • Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations.