Campus Police Officer

Jackson, TN
Jackson State Community College

Pay Rate: 35,692.00 – 42,830.00  Annual salary depending on eligible experience which is defined by the current compensation plan.

Closing Date: 10/18/2022

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.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Patrol the campus by foot and motor vehicle. • Responsible for traffic control and enforcement. • Checks doors and locks and responds to lockouts. • Investigate suspected crimes, report findings, and arresting suspected individuals. • 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. • Make arrests and testifies in court of legal proceedings. • 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 escorts and/or make bank deposits or special mail deliveries. • 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. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: • 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. • Possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.