Campus Police Officer

Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth Technical Community College

Position Summary:

The Campus Police Officer will be a member of a diverse team that performs a variety of duties to protect members of the College community from harm; provide a high degree of security for College property, and that of students, employees, and visitors. Assist in all types of emergency situations and assures orderly movement of traffic on campus. Enforce North Carolina State Laws and City Ordinances.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol College property on foot, bicycle, or in a vehicle to protect lives and property.
  • Conduct investigations of all accidents, crimes and incidents by interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects, through the identifications and collection of physical evidence, searching persons, vehicles, and other premises in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Respond to all emergency calls including potentially violent and life-threatening situations.
  • Provide crime prevention strategies, inspect College property for safety hazards, equipment malfunctions, unsecured doors, or other unusual occurrences, refers victims to appropriate services, provides directions, escorts, vehicle, and door unlocks assistance, operates necessary equipment.
  • Enforce state laws, city ordinances, and College regulations.
  • Respond to fire, intrusion, and security alarms and emergency calls boxes.
  • Integrate Community Policing into routine patrol activity and utilizes COP concepts to resolve problems.
  • Maintain radio communications.
  • Render immediate and temporary medical aid to injured and or ill persons in emergency situations.
  • Intervene and diffuse crisis situations as non-violently as possible.
  • Document all activities and prepares written reports as required by departmental policy.
  • Prosecute offenders as necessary by filing criminal charges, referral to the appropriate College authorities, or through other measures such as trespassing individuals not affiliated with campus.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Attend and represent the department as assigned at various meetings, events, etc.
  • Work special assignments.
  • Prepare and present testimony in criminal, traffic, judicial hearings, and grand jury.
  • Prepare written reports of activities and incidents with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Attend advanced and specialized training activities.
  • Act and direct the actions of others quickly and make intelligent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Maintain considerable working knowledge of modern policing principles.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive information.
  • Attend specialized training activities that enhance job performance and foster diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Foster diversity, equity and inclusion with colleagues and students.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma plus specialized training with two (2) years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must meet or actively enrolled in BLET program to satisfy all of the requirements in accordance with the provisions of the “North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission” [Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification].
  • Knowledge of Federal Laws, North Carolina General Statutes, Winston Salem City ordinances and Forsyth Tech policies.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) to interact in a courteous and professional manner with the public, representatives of the legal system, Police Department personnel, College officials, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to adapt to an often-changing working schedule, which may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to effectively and safely interact with a diverse campus environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a driving record in good standing.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Sworn Law Enforcement experience in a campus environment.