Campus Police Officer

Jackson, TN
Jackson State Community College

Salary: $50,000.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Campus Police Officer is responsible for maintaining a safe learning environment, protecting the assets and interest of the institution, and enforcing policy and regulations. Officer performs a variety of police duties in patrolling assigned area on foot and by motor vehicle to detect crime and to arrest violators; patrolling parking lots and college buildings to ensure security and safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol the campus by foot and motor vehicle.
  • Checks doors and locks and responds to lockouts.
  • Investigate accidents involving persons or property, reports probable cause of accidents, and pursues appropriate courses of action.
  • Ensure that all incidents and arrest activities are properly documented.
  • Ability to proficiently operate law enforcement equipment (including lethal and non-lethal weapons necessary in the performance of required duties).
  • Keep records and prepares reports (offense, arrest, fire system, emergency phones, alarm systems, and mechanical equipment).
  • Provide a law enforcement response to emergency situations, which include safety and illness/ injury investigations.
  • Support the mission of the Campus Police Department and that of the college.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and student.
  • Responsible for traffic control and enforcement.
  • Investigate suspected crimes, report findings, and arresting suspected individuals.
  • Make arrests and testifies in court of legal proceedings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Chief of Police JSCC.
  • Work closely with the TCAT President or designee to ensure that the officer’s day-to-day assignments are aligned with the TCAT President’s safety and security goals.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meet the requirements of TCA 38-8-106 Qualification of Police Officers.
  • Meet the requirements of a Certified Police Officer per TCA 38-8-107.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper course of action.
  • Must be able to obtain a clear background check.
  • Must be Tennessee POST (Peace Office Standard & Training) Certified or have a law enforcement certification recognized and accepted by the POST Commission of TN, or ability to become a P.O.S.T. certified within 6 months from hire date.
  • Must be physically, morally, and psychologically fit to meet the requirements of Peace Officer in the state of Tennessee.
  • Possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.
  • Must be willing to work different shifts, holidays, and multiple locations if needed.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Working knowledge of Title IX as it relates to law enforcement, the Clery Act and other federal and state campus safety rules and regulations.
  • Experience working in a campus safety and security environment, as well as knowledge of situations that are unique to college students, events and functions.
  • Experience in emergency management and safety preparedness in a higher education environment.
  • Established relationships with local law enforcement agencies.