Campus Police Officer

Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Salary: $68,412 – $92,004.

Position Summary:

Our officers promote personal safety for all of our campus community populace; provide protection and security for university facilities and interests; utilize crime prevention and suppression techniques; maintain orderly flow of traffic, investigate accidents, issue parking and moving citations; respond to complaints, disturbances, and law violations, make arrests and apprehensions; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, interview complainants/victims, suspects, and witnesses, complete thorough and accurate written reports, collect/maintain evidence, participate in court and judicial proceedings; assist other law enforcement agencies, fire rescue departments, and emergency medical technicians; attend specialized trainings, address crowd control at special events, render first aid whenever necessary; participate in special details, including crowd and traffic control and participate in community relations activities on and off campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statues, and ordinances. Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, conduct fire watches as necessary, property damage, or other irregularities.
  • Direct and regulate traffic; investigate accidents or crimes; administer first aid; issue citations for violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court, present evidence, and testify against persons accused of crimes.
  • Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses.
  • Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency.
  • Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm systems; prepare, type and distribute reports.
  • Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity. Perform other duties as required.


  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Minimum age of 21 years.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • No previous felony convictions.
  • An associate degree or a minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned 60 college credits.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Current commissioned police officer.
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing; demonstrates empathy and compassion
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners; works independently and on a team.
  • Provide customer service through community interactions with an educational focus.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.