Campus Police Officer

Tyler, TX
Tyler Junior College

Salary: $58,500.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

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).

Essential Functions:

  • 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.