Police Officer

Denton, TX
Texas Woman's University

Salary: $60,000 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs patrol work on foot, bicycle, or by automobile on the campus and other University property. Duties involve providing for a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community through alert and thorough preventative patrol and the courteous delivery of services consistent with the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Maintains knowledge of and enforces criminal law by reducing opportunities for criminal activity and arresting offenders. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. The performance evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system and in accordance with the University Policies & Procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs traffic and/or provides security for events taking place on campus.
  • Patrols on foot, bicycle, or automobile for fires, prowlers, disturbances, and infractions of traffic or criminal laws.
  • Reports all emergencies or irregularities immediately upon discovery.
  • Enforces local and state and federal laws, using force and/or weapons when necessary.
  • Apprehends and/or arrests suspects in violation of laws.
  • Transports offenders in custody to local jails and processes required paperwork.
  • Enforces city street parking rules and moving traffic violations.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, thefts, burglaries, vandalism, assaults, and other offenses which occur on University property.
  • Secures crime scenes for investigation.
  • Locks and unlocks University buildings, activating or deactivating alarms as required.
  • Assists students, staff, and visitors with questions of University rules and location of buildings.
  • Receives and transmits information using a two way radio.
  • Transports individuals in emergency situations.
  • Prepares required department reports accurately and completely.
  • Respond to emergency call-out.
  • Perform the duties of a dispatcher as necessary.
  • Observes work and safety rules and reports discrepancies.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have a minimum of 12 college hours from an accredited university or college.
  • Must have a Basic Police Officer License as prescribed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • No experience. Previous law enforcement experience is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas and a safe driving record such as required to attain Driver’s Authorization through the university.
  • Regular and reliable attendance at the University during regular scheduled days and work hours is an essential function of this position.