Campus Police Officer

Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner Webb University

Position Summary:

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. This is a full-time, 12 month position.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; and serves legal papers as needed.
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times or when traffic signal malfunction or accidents require; and maintains order at public gatherings.
  • Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons, and other equipment in standard working order.
  • Prepares records and reports on activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • 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.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license and be certified 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.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references with their application.