Police Officer 1
Position Summary Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 6 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!
This is a full-time, fiscal year position working under general supervision of the Director of Public Safety.
The Police Officer 1 investigates crimes and accidents, protects faculty, staff, students, visitors, and property.
He/she responds to calls for assistance, including emergency and crisis situations, as well as provides other safety related services.
He/she must be flexible to work different shifts if and when deemed necessary.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Required Qualifications • Meets the basic minimum requirements of a Certified Police Officer, per TCA 38-8-107, having attended and completed a law enforcement academy with a curriculum approved by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T).
- Must be a retired or recently separated sworn law enforcement officer with an active P.O.S.T. certificate.
- Meets the requirements of TCA 38-8-106, Qualifications of Police Officers:
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
- High school graduate or possess equivalency;
- Not have been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contender to ANY felonies;
• or misdemeanor Domestic Violence;
- Not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharged from any of the armed forces of the United States;
- Have his/her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation;
- Have a good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by Department of Police/Public Safety;
- Must pass a physical examination by a licensed physician;
- Must pass a psychological examination by a licensed physician;
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Two (2) years of experience in the armed forces or as a commissioned police officer is preferred, but not required.
- Associate’s degree preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations, and executive orders.
- Knowledge of campus policies, city, county and state laws.
- Knowledge of effective methods of investigations.
- Knowledge of geographic areas of the campus.
- Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper course of action.
- Ability to ascertain facts by personal contacts, observation, and the examination of records.
- Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances, and regulations.
- Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.
- Ability to follow and/or issue oral and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, the public and other employees.