Police Officer

Meridian, MS
Mississippi State University

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of police duties in enforcing laws, rules, and regulations to protect lives and property associated with the university and specifically the MSU Meridian College Park & Riley Campus locations. Employees hired into Intermittent positions are limited to working no more than 720 hours per fiscal year.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned area checking for crimes, prowlers, fires, or other unusual, suspicious, or hazardous occurrences.
  • Notifies supervisor and/or proper authorities of unusual, suspicious, or hazardous events.
  • Regulates pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigates traffic accidents and completes appropriate reports; issues citations for traffic law violations; and assists with regulation of parking.
  • Provides security for special university events.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and files charges on suspects when appropriate.
  • Testifies in court or at administrative hearings concerning violations and offenses.
  • Provides escort for bank deposits or money transfers within the university.
  • Completes oral and written or computerized reports related to department activities.
  • Provides emergency services and temporary first aid treatment as required.
  • Investigates incidents that are violations of the law, university’s rules, or the Student Code of Conduct, or that may be of interest to the university.
  • Provides motorist assists, escorts, or other non-emergency services as directed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Must be a full-time or part-time certified law enforcement officer for the State of Mississippi and be able to provide evidence that certifications are current.
  • Must be in good standing with the agency for which law enforcement certification is maintained.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Requirements:

  • One year of prior law enforcement work experience.