Police Officer

Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Position Summary:

Here at CMU, our mission is to improve and promote safety at the university through collaboration, proactive problem-solving, open communication and the delivery of professional and dependable police and security services. Our vision is to provide outstanding service to the Carnegie Mellon University community.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting general police, security, and watchman-style foot and mobile patrols of property used, owned, or occupied in whole or in part by Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Patrols in all weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Protecting life and property and preserving the public peace.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of the campus, the assigned sector, and its occupants/users by enforcing all Federal, state, and local laws, and university policies.
  • Investigating and making written reports concerning suspicious activity, persons, and unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Providing general assistance to security guards and traffic monitors on request; and general information to university personnel and visitors.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Extensive law enforcement background investigation to include, but not limited to, credit check, criminal history, driving record, physical, drug & alcohol screening, and psychological exam per the Chief of Police and PLEAC Accreditation Standards.
  • Valid PA driver’s license.
  • PA Act 120 certification at time of hire.
  • PA Child Protection Clearance (Act 153).

Preferred Requirements:.

  • High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s Degree or semester credit equivalent preferred.
  • Previous security/police training preferred.