Campus Police Officer

Jamestown, NC
Guilford Technical Community College

The jobholder is a certified police officer with the power of arrest who responds to students, faculty/staff and citizen calls for service on an assigned campus at Guilford Technical Community College, enforcing criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances and college rules, regulations and directives. S/he investigates and writes reports of incidents and conducts preliminary investigations of those incidents, investigates traffic accidents on campus, patrols campus buildings and grounds, enforces parking regulations, enforces towing regulations, locks and unlocks buildings, responds to medical emergencies, collects and secures evidence, testifies in court, and serves criminal papers. S/he also works with school and community policing programs in an effort to solve problems that generate crime and to identify and solve safety and security issues. S/he may work any shift on any campus and may be required to be on call when not on duty. Key elements of this job are trustworthiness, dependability and the ability to project a positive public image.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate all law enforcement, security and safety matters with his/her supervisor through the direction of the GTCC Chief of Campus Police.
• Plan his/her workday so all assignments can be completed in a timely and professional manner, i.e. traffic enforcement, parking enforcement, security of buildings, etc
• Handle special events that are a part of the daily activity at the college and must plan accordingly to accommodate these activities.
• Patrol an assigned campus within the Guilford Technical Community College system.
• Respond to calls for service, which may necessitate taking some form of action up to and including arrests for violations of the law.
• Respond to both burglar and fire alarms on the campus.
• Unlock and secure buildings on a regular schedule and as needed to accomplish the business of the college.
• Conduct preliminary investigations on incidents and complete written reports on them according to departmental policy.
• Assist with the support and implementation of all policies, procedures and authorized activities of the college.
• Work with school and community policing programs in an effort to solve problems that generate crime.
• Take individual offenders into custody for on-site offenses or on court issued orders.
• Respond to medical emergencies, elevator emergencies, personal injury incidents, investigates security and safety hazards on campus, and other like incidents.
• Inspect fire alarms, extinguisher systems, emergency lighting and other related items.
• Investigate traffic accident occurring within his/her jurisdiction, i.e. on-campus property or roads that run through or adjacent to the campus
• Work on self-initiated college and community policing projects in an effort to solve the situations creating specific crime problems.
• Complete all reports taken in connection with incidents, traffic, safety and security issues, alarms, etc. in a timely manner.
• Process evidence, confiscated and found property.
• Testify in court.
• Assist other law enforcement agencies when requested to do so and within his/her jurisdiction.
• Attend training sessions and perform other duties to include relief of officers on other campuses, special assignment and to work as needed by the department.
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Qualifications:

Education Required
• The minimum education requirement for a Campus Police Officer is to be a high school graduate or have completed and passed a G.E.D certification program—this requirement is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
• A candidate for employment as a Campus Police Officer must have successfully completed an accredited Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and be ready to be certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as a police officer.

Experience Preferred
• Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.
• Prior experience working as a Law Enforcement Officer in an educational institutional setting.