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Police Officer

Birmingham, AL
Samford University

Responsibilities:

• Complete required reports (incidents/offense, accidents or any other reports as needed).
• Respond to calls for service (provide jump starts & lock outs) or other significant incidents occurring on University property.
• May be required to appear in an administrative or court hearings as deemed necessary.
• Conduct follow-up investigations and prepare written reports as may be required.
• Communicate effectively with the public during routine and unusual situations.
• Assist the shift supervisor with monthly in-service training.
• Perform or assist in the performance of risk assessments relating to departmental responsibilities by buildings and grounds for safety hazards.
• Assist with University deposits and escorts, if necessary.
• Maintain liaison with University officials, law enforcement and fire departments to promote the safety and security of the University.
• Provide location directions to citizens as required.
• Prepare court documents for hearings as necessary.
• Prepare monthly activity reports.
• Lock, unlock and secure buildings and facilities.
• Provide preventative patrol, direct traffic, and setup and remove barricades/cones for special events and emergencies.

Qualifications:

• Must be physically able to walk, stoop, run, climb several flights of stairs and climb a six foot wall or fence
• Must be capable of speaking articulately to individuals and groups in English
• Must be able to read and comprehend English
• Must have the ability to hear verbal communications and radio/electronic messages/signals
• A high school diploma or G.E.D.
• Must be twenty-one years of age
• Must be certified by the Alabama Peace Officer's Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) as a peace officer.
• Annually, must successfully qualify on the APOSTC firearms course.
• Must possess a current Alabama driver's license with the ability to drive an automobile, a pick-up truck and utility vehicles (i.e. MULE, E-ZGO, etc.).
• Must be physically able to walk, stoop, run, climb several flights of stairs and climb a six foot wall or fence.
• Must be ability to successfully complete defensive tactics training to include handcuffing techniques, ASP Baton, Mace, arrest procedures and self-protection.
• Must be capable of speaking articulately to individuals and groups in English.
• Must be able to read and comprehend correspondence, manuals, journals, letters, memoranda, policies, directives and signs in English.
• Must have the ability to hear verbal communication and radio/electronic and telephone messages/signals.
• Have no felony convictions or convictions for crimes of moral turpitude.
• Have the ability to learn law enforcement and security terminology in order to communicate effectively.
• Must be able to work different shifts and considerable overtime situations on short notice.
• Final candidate must successfully pass a drug screening test to be eligible for employment.