Campus Police Officer

Banner Elk, NC
Lees McRae College

Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to: campus patrol and security, crime prevention, criminal investigation, community service and assistance, and other law enforcement related duties.


• Utilizes relationship based, community building, proactive policing techniques to ensure human safety and the security of campus property.
• Utilizes sound professional judgement and de-escalation training to resolve various law enforcement scenarios within a diverse community.
• Respond to emergency situations providing basic first aid, liaison with other police or emergency agency personnel, as appropriate.
• Apprehends and/or identifies crime suspects; arrests, cites, and books crime suspects per North Carolina General Statutes and all other applicable laws and codes; questions and advises suspects of constitutional rights
• Prepare written reports, collect evidence, and gather victim/witness statements of criminal acts or violations of College policy.
• Maintains high visibility patrolling campus property on foot and by vehicle to identify hazardous conditions, take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards to persons or college property.
• Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines and respond to calls for service in a timely manner.
• Perform traffic control duties and motorist assistance.
• Leads and participates in crime prevention and campus safety training programs as required.
• Assists with training of newly hired Campus Police Officers and College Security Officers.
• Other duties as assigned



Required Education and Experience

  1. Current law enforcement certification, or meet the standards required for employment and certification as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina, including completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training
  2. Clear criminal background check
  3. Valid NC driver’s license and clear driving record
  4. Professional appearance and demeanor
  5. Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel)
  6. Ability to regularly work various hours and/or overtime

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Post-secondary degree in criminal justice or related field
  2. Prior law enforcement experience
  3. CPR, First-Aid, and/or AED certifications
  4. Completion of a formal diversity and inclusion training program