Police Officer

Tyler, TX
The University of Texas at Tyler

Salary: $4,021.25 – $5,226.25 monthly.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer will enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Essential Functions:

  • 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 process.
  • Arrest offenders with and without 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, preserves evidence, and maintains confidential information.
  • Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 60 college hours from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess Basic Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Successful completion of the prescribed Field Training Program.
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer Course, has passed TCOLE Licensing exam.