Police Officer

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to: patrol, security, investigations, criminal activity, crime prevention, surveillance, and other law enforcement-related duties. Utilizes proper skills to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and equipment throughout the University community. Officers work a variety of hours which may require overtime or on-call assignments. Other duties or assignments as deemed necessary.

Pay Rate Range 20.05 to 34.30
Close Date 05/14/2021


1. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls, i.e., thefts, accidents, assaults. Gives assistance, assesses, and remedies the situation as appropriate; files a written report.
2. Conducts or assists in a variety of criminal and civil and traffic-related investigations by applying specialized skills, gathering evidence, and protecting the crime scene.
3. Assists the criminal intelligence operation by gathering information from other law enforcement agencies, confidential informants, or the general public to provide substantiated facts.
4. Takes initial reports/complaints, prepares written reports and maintains detailed and accurate records for files, follow-up investigations, and court purposes.
5. Performs surveillance in high-risk or known crime areas in order to apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity.
6. Obtains and serves search/arrest warrants as well as apprehends suspects; performs warrantless searches and seizures as necessary.
7. Interviews and interrogates witnesses/suspects to acquire relevant information.
8. Prepares cases for local, State, and Federal prosecutors; testifies and gives evidence in court.
9. Participates in the motorist assist program to promote a positive public image, i.e., helping people who are locked out of their cars, have dead car batteries, flat tires, etc.
10. Maintains issued equipment and supplies.
11. Assists in the classroom and field training of new officers; instructs classes; gives presentations to various public groups.
12. Officers may be asked to participate in COP (Community Oriented Policing) events when necessary.
13. Uses logic and reasoning to independently make critical decisions, and uses initiative and common sense in a variety of police functions.
14. Officers must safely effect arrest(s), pursue suspects on foot, safely control combatant(s), respond to emergencies, accept rotating shift and 24-hour on-call shifts, protecting and ensuring the safety of University students, staff, faculty, and visitors while working extended hours in demanding and stressful environments. Therefore, Officers must annually pass a physical fitness assessment as a condition of employment.


• Certification as a Utah Category 1 Peace Officer or willing to attend Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Course (POST)
• United States citizen on the date of appointment
• A valid Utah Driver’s License to be obtained upon date of hire.
• Considerable human relation and communication skills
• Qualified applicants must successfully complete the department approved physical fitness test, a thorough background investigation, and must be willing to submit to a drug screening test
• Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Police Science, or a related area is preferred