Law Enforcement Officer I
Under general supervision of the Chief of Public Safety. Must be able to exercise sound judgement and discretion applying all relevant state, federal, college, and licensure policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Performs patrol officer duties to enforce traffic, commercial motor carrier, environmental health and/or criminal laws.
- Enforces state/county/municipal laws, patrols campus properties (on foot or in motor vehicle), secures buildings, equipment, and other property on the campus.
- Conducts investigations of criminal offenses, traffic accidents and related infractions, and disturbances, conducts traffic and assist with crowd control.
- Keeps records and makes reports regarding activities.
- Provides guidance/assistance to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to DTC, responding to complaints/reports of violations and requests for assistance.
- Completes required training as required by the College and South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to maintain certification as a Class I Law Enforcement Officer.
- Supervises gate personnel assigned to shift.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma.
- Knowledge of proper law enforcement officer behavior and role.
- Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures.
- Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence.
- Knowledge of the legal rights of both suspects and law enforcement personnel.
- Knowledge of the laws one is responsible for enforcing.
- Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of other law enforcement agencies.
- Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons, and communications equipment.
- Ability to correctly evaluate situations and make good decisions.
- Ability to deal firmly, yet tactfully, with the general public.
- Ability to effectively interview witnesses and suspects.
- Ability to read and comprehend written materials.
- Ability to write clearly and effectively.
- Must have a current valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to move up to 25 pounds.
- Certifications from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in accordance with Section 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as Amended, to include certification as a State Constable within 30 days of hire.