Police Corporal

Houston, TX
University of Houston-Downtown

Salary: $31.96/hr.

Position Summary:

The Police Corporal performs a variety of duties to ensure that the university campus is a safe environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors by preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law, and protecting the rights of all citizens.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all relevant personnel and departments, especially other members of the police department.
  • Patrols assigned areas to protect persons and property; performs building checks, doing extensive foot patrols, indoors and out.
  • Prevents and detects crimes.
  • Makes arrests, collects evidence, and prepares reports.
  • Enforces local, state, and federal laws; enforces university policies.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up police investigations; conducts all criminal investigations.
  • Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the university area; checks and reports on deficient signs, road surfaces, lighting, or other facility deficiencies on the university campus.
  • Conducts non-police community services; provides information and assistance to the public.
  • Testifies in court, as required.
  • Conducts background checks for new police department hires; conducts field training for all newly hired sworn personnel.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must complete all departmental selection process phases, including the Field Training Officer Program.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a police officer.
  • Must meet the standards of a Police Officer II.
  • Must obtain, at a minimum, a “Meets Expectations” rating on all Investigator competencies at the annual performance appraisal for the preceding two (2) years.
  • Must obtain, at a minimum, a “Meets Expectations” rating on all Team Lead competencies at the annual performance appraisal for the preceding four (4) years.
  • Must maintain a valid, current driver’s license.
  • Intermediate Peace Officer’s Proficiency Certificate issued by TCOLE is required.