Campus Police Officer
Salary: $58,500.00 Annually.
The primary function of a Police Officer is to enforce the law, provide service, information, and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
- To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the Tyler Junior College District.
- Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime.
- Execute all lawful processes.
- Arrest offenders with and without a warrant when authorized by law.
- Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property.
- Attempt to locate missing persons.
- Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody, or issuing citations or warnings.
- Investigate motor vehicle collisions.
- Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
- Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States.
- Confers with prosecuting attorneys preserves evidence and maintains confidential information.
- Confers with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Peace Officer License Issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
- Must hold a Peace Officer Commission, issued by the Chief of Police of the Tyler Junior College Police Department, and a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension.
- Must be eligible to drive an institution-owned or leased motor vehicle.
- Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Chief of Police, the Board of Trustees, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education.
- Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of the Tyler Junior College Police Department.
- Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques.
- Applicant must pass all phases of the hiring and selection process as outlined in department policy 401A before being offered the position of police officer.
- Commissioned service as a peace officer and certifications to be considered is reflected in the TCOLE Data Distribution System, TCLEEDS.
- Must successfully complete a minimum 12-month evaluation period immediately following field training.
- This position is classified as security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.