Police Officer

Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University

Salary: $47,507 annually.

Open Until Filled

Essential Functions:

  • To enforce applicable policies and laws in University buildings and grounds.
  • To protect the property of the Commonwealth in all buildings and grounds of the University and to exclude disorderly persons from same.
  • To exercise powers of arrest under authority of law or ordinance wherein the University is located.
  • To perform traffic and crowd control duties while enforcing all traffic laws and regulations of the Commonwealth and the University.
  • Investigate traffic accidents, prepare accident reports and follow-up procedures as may be necessary.
  • To investigate all crimes.
  • To render assistance to those in distress.
  • To provide public service to both residents and visitors to the University.
  • To provide emergency services as may be necessary and/or directed by standing procedures for all types of disorder or disasters.
  • To patrol and secure buildings and grounds as may be necessary during the tour of duty.
  • To operate the University Communications System in accordance with existing FCC rules and regulations.
  • To be responsible for the safety, control and use of Commonwealth property assigned to the University Police Department or the University.
  • To cooperate with all other law enforcement agencies requesting assistance and/or information.
  • To assume the duties of acting supervisor in their absence.
  • Possession of basic computer skills necessary to complete reports and enter information into the department Informant system.


  • Must have completed the requirements of Act 120.
  • Possession of the Act 120 certification is required.
  • Must meet the requirements of the department’s firearms qualification process.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid PA driver’s license.
  • Must meet the qualifications regarding strength, agility and health.
  • Should have one year of police experience or any equivalent experience or training.
  • An associate’s degree with major course work in police science, police administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of police experience.