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Patrol Officer

Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Under direct supervision, enforces local, state, and federal laws and ensures compliance with University policies. Provides security for personnel, real property, and equipment. Investigates and documents crimes/incidents, documents and preserves evidence, and provides legal testimony. May be assigned to any shift; may perform campus patrol or serve as substation, victim/witness assistance, or crime prevention officer.

Responsibilities:

• Patrols university property, in a vehicle or on foot, to provide security and traffic law enforcement.
• Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls.
• Renders first aid at accidents; takes and writes incident/accident reports, including those of missing/stolen property and criminal activity.
• Conducts accident and crime investigations and prepares detailed reports, including State Motor Vehicle Accident Reports and State Uniform Incident Reports.
• Provides escort services for visitors, students, staff, faculty, and individuals responsible for transportation of monies to or from university depositories; provides public assistance, including lockout services, first aid, and vehicle jump-starts.
• Provides building security, including locking and unlocking doors.
• Operates miscellaneous equipment including emergency vehicles, radar, and breath alcohol analyzers, magnetometers.
• Processes evidence, prepares court cases, and provides legal testimony.
• Writes and files daily activity report with superior officer.
• May serve in the capacity of substation officer, victim/witness assistance officer, or crime prevention officer.
• May serve in the capacity of field training officer on completion of specialized training.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy; no previous work experience required.
State of Kentucky Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or eligibility for Certification by waiver. Possession of a valid Kentucky driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Skill in the use of first aid procedures.
• Ability to write reports containing technical information.
• Skill in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures.
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
• Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
• Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
• Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations.
• Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Skill in the operation of police equipment such as radar and breath alcohol analyzers.
• Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.