Campus Police Officer

Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

Position Summary:

This full-time (40 hours per week) Police Officer position is empowered to apply best practices in community policing on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte in Meyers Park. In this role, you’ll build relationships through your daily contact with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors. As a sworn Police Officer, this role requires an active BLET certification to be considered; local candidates only. This position reports to the Chief of Police.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol university property on foot or vehicle to protect lives and property.
  • Assist in emergency situations and ensure orderly movement of traffic on campus. Enforces Federal, North Carolina State Laws and City Ordinances and university policies.
  • Conduct and accurately document investigations of 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 university property for safety hazards, equipment malfunctions, unsecured doors or other unusual occurrences, refer victims to appropriate services, provide directions, escorts, vehicle and door unlocks assistance, operate necessary equipment.
  • Respond to fire, intrusion, and security alarms and emergency calls boxes.
  • Integrate Community Policing into patrol activity and apply COP concepts to resolve problems.
  • Maintain radio communications.
  • Submit timely, accurate MIR reports.
  • Report any security breaches or suspected security issues
  • Render immediate, 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 prepare written reports as required by departmental policy.
  • Prosecute offenders as necessary by filing criminal charges, referral to the appropriate University authorities, or through other measures such as trespassing non-students.
  • Provide direction and training to new/temporary officers as requested.
  • Attend advanced and specialized training activities to maintain and improve skills.


  • Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification required (candidates without BLET certification will not be considered)
  • Law enforcement or security experience, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Effective and diplomatic communication skills (oral and written) to interact in a courteous and professional manner with the students, faculty, staff, visitors, public, representatives of the legal system, Campus Police personnel.
  • Ability to prepare thorough and accurate written reports of activities and incidents with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to act and direct the actions of others quickly and make intelligent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Ability to maintain considerable working knowledge of modern policing principles.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new information.
  • Familiarity with Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, Campus SaVE Act.
  • Ability to adapt to an often-changing working schedule, which may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Pass any required drug tests and remain drug free, pass physical and psychological exam, absolutely no criminal history.
  • Familiarity with Report Exec; Blackboard (card access), KABA, and/or DCI (background check software) preferred (or similar software).
  • Must be willing and able to work twelve-hour rotating shifts (first, second or third), as well as holidays, weekends and during adverse weather or emergency conditions.
  • Must be willing and able to fulfill essential personnel duties as described above.
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May be required to exert extreme physical effort in subduing an arrestee, restraining individuals, performing a rescue operation, or activity.
  • May be required to stand on foot post for long periods of time.
  • May be required to run/sprint distances.
  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions, run/sprint distances, climb stairs/ladders and other physical activities as necessary in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to correctly and effectively use a variety of law enforcement machines, instruments, and tools including radios, body cameras, tasers, computers, automobiles, emergency and investigative equipment, etc.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/20 and meet color vision requirements.
  • Must be able to meet the other physical requirements listed by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals, explosions or loud noises.