Police Officer

New Orleans, LA
Loyola University - New Orleans

Position Summary:

Law enforcement patrol and investigative work in protecting life, property, and assets of Loyola University. Execution of the duties enumerated in Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:1805, et seq. crime prevention and detection, and all other duties connected with law enforcement functions. The enforcing of all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances within the officer’s jurisdiction.

Essential Functions:

  • Adherence to the department’s mission statement, operations manual, all regulations and general orders and all university policies and procedures.
  • Patrol the university campuses, including the streets contiguous to their perimeter of these campuses when discharging duties, specifically to prevent and detect criminal activity.
  • Handle all police, security, and law enforcement matters that arise and assist other officers as necessary in their areas of assignment, including the investigation of crimes.
  • Testify and demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings, including university disciplinary hearings.
  • Write and complete coherent reports of incidents, investigations, and regulatory infractions, etc., as required.
  • Control and regulate traffic within the university, including and using hand held computers and writing paper citations, as well as the ability to immobilize vehicles with devices supplied.
  • Must be able to perform all dispatcher duties when assigned, including the operation of the Parking Plus System and entering citations onto the database.
  • Successfully complete additional training required by the University Police Department. To maintain and improve general proficiency, mandatory training may be required. Failure to attend or successfully complete required training may result in termination.
  • Must be courteous and display a professional attitude toward the community and peers at all times.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, when force may be used, and to what degree, as well as whether any intervention is needed or required.
  • Ability to safely handle firearms and successfully complete periodic qualification courses.
  • Must be able to ensure the general safety of the community under any condition.
  • Required to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Responsible for reflecting a positive attitude and a teamwork approach to accomplish the goals of the department and the university.
  • Able to identify opportunities for error while performing duties and taking appropriate actions to eliminate those opportunities before a problem occurs. Perform any other necessary duties as assigned by an appropriate authority.


  • High School Graduate or G.E.D., with preference given to those with college education and comparable experience.
  • U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien.
  • Must have completed training mandated by the State of Louisiana under Revised Statute 17:1805 and any other applicable laws and/or regulations. Must have passed the P.O.S.T. examination given by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and been awarded certification by that agency.
  • Able to qualify for and retain a commission for a University Police Officer issued under authority of the University Police Department. The Loyola University Police Department requires the completion of a detailed application, a criminal record check, and fingerprinting. The decision on issuance or non-issuance of this commission is final unless such denial is based upon incorrect information, which was not supplied by you.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s license, subject to approval by the University’s insurance company.
  • University Police Officers are required to enforce the laws/rules and they are exposed to certain temptations to show favoritism, corruption, or unlawful monetary gain. It is a “business necessity” that officers exhibit a history and characteristics of honesty, integrity, reliability, ability to manage personal finances, interpersonal skills, and non-use of illegal drugs.
  • University Police are frequently placed in a position of physical and mental stress. Therefore, a history of mental or physical disability may be grounds for denying employment; or, these factors might be a consideration in the hiring process. Applicants and officers posing a substantial risk of injury to themselves, other officers, and the public are at a substantial disadvantage in the hiring process, and in retaining this position after employment.
  • Applicant may be required by the University Police Department to produce other documents to evaluate his/her suitability for the position.
  • Shifts are usually rotated. Officers may be involuntarily reassigned to any shift to meet the needs of the university. Refusal of a shift change may result in termination.
  • A University Police Officer must maintain a working telephone at his/her residence and immediately notify the University Police Department and Human Resources of any changes. Failure to do so may result in termination.
  • Beliefs basically supportive of and compatible with the principles of a Catholic, Jesuit higher education and the goals of Loyola University.
  • Must accept and adhere to the department’s mission statement, all pertinent regulations and general orders and all university policies and procedures.
  • Mandatory overtime may be required to meet the needs of the department and/or the university. Refusal of such overtime may result in termination.
  • To maintain and improve general proficiency, mandatory training may be required. Refusal or failure to attend or successfully complete required training may result in termination.