Police Officer

Midland, TX
Midland College Police Department

Min Salary $3,825.00 per month
Max Salary $4,112.50 per month

Job Summary
Under general supervision, serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors and for the protection of College property.

Essential Functions

  • Patrols assigned area by foot, bicycle, or police vehicle to preserve the peace, enforce laws, prevent and detect crime, and respond to complaints
  • Answers calls regarding service, accidents, disturbances, crime, distress, or illness
  • Provides information, assistance, and service to students, staff, and the public
  • Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments, causes and results of accidents and completes required reports
  • Collects and preserves physical evidence, protects crime scene, and reports and records all facts of incident
  • Controls and directs traffic to enforce College parking rules and regulations
  • Mediates and resolves conflicts involving students, department personnel and community members
  • Provides escort services as needed and assists state, county and city law enforcement authorities as requested
  • Conducts crime prevention programs and presentations for faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community
  • Testifies at administrative hearings and in court to present evidence by describing conditions, situations and actions of individuals for a case

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed as a Peace Officer in Texas and have required in-service training hours to be licensed as a Basic Peace Officer (or above) from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Some law enforcement experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of police traffic RADAR operation
  • Must have working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and Texas
  • Transportation Code
  • During a 13 week probationary period, must successfully complete the department’s entire Field Training Program
  • Complete bi-annual 40 hours of Texas Peace Officer in-service training
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver license, good driving record, and be insurable on Midland College’s insurance policy
  • Able to successfully pass the department daytime, low-light firearms, and basic patrol rifle course on an annual basis

Preferred Qualifications
College/university campus law enforcement