Patrol Officers

Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock University is currently recruiting for multiple patrol officers. Patrol officers on a university campus perform community oriented policing. Our officers are highly interactive with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The role is one of assistance and enforcement, and the officers are viewed as problem solvers. We look for leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make presentations and relate to our student population. The officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the University community.

This is an essential personnel position.




Open Until Filled


Enforce Commonwealth of PA laws and University regulations
Patrols campus by foot, bike or vehicle
Monitors/responds to calls for criminal, general assistance, campus emergencies
Provides emergency first aid as needed
Completes written reports on necessary forms promptly and accurately
Patrols campus property and buildings to assure proper security and reports general building and grounds security issues
Completes/files reports of crime and other police matters and conducts initial investigations;
Provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as needed
Provides safety and law enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities
May advise student or community activity groups
Files appropriate criminal charges for violation of Commonwealth laws and/or enforces vehicle code violations
Investigates traffic accidents and prepares reports
Directs traffic, enforces parking regulations, makes criminal arrests, serves warrants, transports prisoners, takes fingerprints, attends hearings, testifies and enforces University policies and procedures
Attends required training
Performs other duties as assigned


One year of police experience and formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through ACT 120 training; or any equivalent experience or training; possession of a valid driver’s operator’s license; ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health required. The successful candidate must also satisfactorily pass psychological and medical testing, as well as be able to be commissioned in Pennsylvania. Candidate must be available to work shifts, holidays and weekends. A successful campus interview and passing a criminal background check required.