Campus Police Officer Recruit

Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University

SUMMARY:

Reporting to a Campus Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, and/or other supervisory officer at Montclair State University Police Department, the Campus Police Officer Recruit provides foot and vehicular patrol security and surveillance during an assigned tour of duty.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Detects security problems, safety hazards, and provides surveillance for the University.
  • Takes necessary measures to safeguard the lives and property of members and/or visitors; rescue people from life threatening and/or serious injury circumstances.
  • Investigates criminal, civil, and other complaints committed by or against the University
  • Participates in separating and arresting individuals as necessary to restore order at a domestic dispute in compliance with Domestic Violence and Intervention Act.
  • Enforces traffic and parking regulations on campus and cooperates with and assists municipal, county, and State Police in traffic control as required.
  • Assists security officers in investigations, reviews and edits reports.
  • Regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic when necessary to ensure safety and reasonable, rapid movement of traffic with a minimum of interference.
  • Participates in directed patrol activity to observe and detect unusual activities, circumstances, or violations of the law.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations of crime and forward results to appropriate units.
  • Makes investigations of complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions, and other matters within the field of police operations.
  • Assists in administering first aid in the case of accidents or emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

  • Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • United States citizenship.
  • Undergo a medical examination administered by appointing authority.  Any psychological, medical, or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.
  • Appointees to this position shall qualify annually in the use of firearms.
  • Possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Certificate of Completion of the Basic Course for Police Officers.