Police Officer

Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas

Minimum Salary or Salary Range $40,500.00

The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crimes, enforce traffic laws, recognize parking violations, issue traffic citations, and identify safety hazards and violators.
  • Performs security checks of campus buildings.
  • Conducts investigations of crimes, accidents, and reports incidents committed on campus.
  • Directs traffic during periods of high density to facilitate smooth flow.
  • Arrests violators, writes incident reports, and testifies in court, as required.
  • Responds to alarms, calls for assistance, checks for locked or unlocked buildings and offices, as necessary, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance.
  • Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, assists with checking the alarm systems and emergency power supply, and inspects and maintains fire extinguishers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and regulations, for security.
  • Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques.
  • Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order.
  • Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties.

Skills Considered Essential for Success

  • Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team.
  • Ability to make sound judgments.
  • Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
  • Civility in all interactions.
  • Demonstrate effective follow-up.

Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Must possess valid Arkansas driver’s license. Must be able to gain certification by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Certification Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106, or an approved law enforcement training academy within 9 months of appointment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.