The UHCL Police Officer is responsible for general police work for the protection of life, liberty and property, the enforcement of all laws of the State of Texas and the rules and regulations of the University; the detection and investigation of such violations; preservation of peace and public order; prevention and repression of crime; apprehension of violators of the law; and giving aid to those persons requiring assistance. The work involves an element of danger. Receives specific assignments from supervisory officers and carries out assignments in accordance with established rules and procedures. Work is reviewed through written and oral reports and inspections. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
• Preventative campus and adjacent campus patrols, both inside buildings and outside, on foot and with vehicle. Includes traffic enforcement.
• Responds to and documents calls for service and records criminal offense reports.
• Investigates criminal offenses reported to the police department. This includes interviewing complaintants, witnesses, as well as suspects.
• Maintains lost and found property/evidence collection, preservation, identification, storage, release and destruction.
• Assists citizens through safety escorts, ancillary vehicle services.
• Participates in committee assignments intended for department participatory management.
• Conducts problem solving for quality of life issues for campus community.
• Performs other duties as required.
1. High School Diploma or GED with 12 semester hours of college credit (non-police academy semester hours).
2. Certification from an accredited basic police officer certification school within the past two years or a current Peace Officer License issued by TCOLE or be within 45 days of completion of a TCOLE recognized basic peace officer licensing course.
3. Law Enforcement Validated Entry Level Test.
4. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions, departmental and university policy, procedures, rules, regulations and the laws of the State of Texas.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other law enforcement agencies and the public.
6. Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action.
7. Ability to learn the use and care of firearms and other specialized law enforcement equipment.
8. Ability to observe situations, to report and record them daily, including writing narrative reports.
9. Ability to display good skill in the use of a police vehicle and other issued equipment.
10. Must be able to act without direct supervision while on patrol and use independent judgment in emergencies.