Police Officer

Richardson, TX
University of Texas at Dallas

Salary range: $64,000 – $75,000.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

To enforce the law; provide service, information, and aid to all citizens as circumstances require; prevent crime; suppress disturbances; investigate criminal offenses; and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has a real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules, and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations, and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures. Other job duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System.
  • Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime.
  • Execute all lawful processes.
  • Arrest offenders with and without a warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property.
  • Attempt to locate missing persons.
  • Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody, or issuing citations or warnings.
  • Investigate motor vehicle collisions.
  • Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
  • Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States.
  • Confer with prosecuting attorneys, preserve, evidence, and maintain confidential information.
  • Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.


  • High School diploma or GED,
  • Successful completion of a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) approved Basic Peace Officer Course, and attainment of TCOLE certification.
  • Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communications equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.
  • Requires good physical condition and vision, the ability to hear and speak. Must be able to operate computer keyboard frequently; drive, walk, run, stoop, climb, crouch, push, jump-over, pull, carry, reach above head, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasp and hold.
  • Ability to lift/carry/lower, push and pull frequently 10-50 lbs and occasionally more than 50 lbs.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual preferred.