Police Officer

River Grove, IL
Trinity College

The primary function of the Police Officer is to ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff, and facilities of Triton College. In addition, shall be charged with the enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the preservation of peace, protection of life and property, the prevention of crimes, and the arrest and prosecution of violators, and other duties as assigned. The authority as a member of the Police Department shall be the conservators of peace and, as such, have all powers possessed by police offers in villages, cities, and towns along with the Sheriffs of Counties, including the power to make arrests on view or by warrants of violations of state statutes and county and local ordinances.

Posting Number:                        0601227


Job Summary/Basic Function:      ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

Under the direct supervision of a Sergeant of Police or Watch Commander and the general supervision of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, and the Administrative Sergeant.

Specific Functions Including but not limited to:

Patrol Functions

  1. drive a motor vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions
    2. respond to all service calls assigned
    3. patrol area in vehicle and on foot
    4. search persons, vehicles and placed without violating constitutional rights
    5. transport prisoners
    6. administer first aidTraffic Functions
  2. enforce traffic and parking laws and ordinances
    2. investigate traffic accidents and aid the injured
    3. control, regulate and direct traffic, vehicular and pedestrian
    4. administer roadside sobriety testsArrest and Apprehension Functions
  3. identify and apprehend offenders
    2. conduct frisk and patdowns
    3. advise person in custody of Constitutional Rights
    4. Use deadly force or the force necessary as documented in General Order #5
    5. Pursue suspects on foot or vehicle as documented in General Order #4Physical Functions
  4. walk up and down stairs
    2. sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
    3. run a distance less than or more than 50 years
    4. climb over obstaclesInvestigative Functions
  5. investigate crimes against persons or vehicles
    2. investigate suspicious persons or vehicles
    3. investigate accidents
    4. collect and preserve evidence
    5. conduct surveillance of individuals or locationsCommunication Functions
  6. use of radio and phones
    2. effectively work with citizens
    3. participate in meetings
    4. provide accurate oral descriptions
    5. conduct interview and explain complaints
    6. mediate disputesCommunity Functions
  7. escort dignitaries
    2. interact with students, staff, and administrators of the CollegeCourt Functions
  8. testify at hearings and criminal/civil court
    2. read and review reports and notes for court testimonyPlanning, Organizing, and Administrative Functions
  9. Write reports and memos and conduct record checks
    2. Assist in training new personnel and police officers
    3. make judgments reference to arrest/release of suspects
    4. serve subpoenas and search/arrest warrants



Minimum Qualifications:


1. Conrad Polygraph Certified (PSAT)
2. P.O.W.E.R. Certification Card; not older than 1 year
3. Valid Illinois Driver's License


1. Minimum of a high school diploma or GED


1. Citizen of the United States
2. Minium of 21 years of age



Preferred Qualifications:          CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE

1. Certified Police Officer through Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB)

Special Instructions to Applicants:           1. Annual Salary of $34,000
2. Conrad Polygraph Certificate must be uploaded with application
3. For information on Conrad Polygraph Certification: Please contact 630.920.0571
4. For information on P.O.W.E.R. Certification: Please contact 708.456.0300 x3323 or visit www.triton.edu/power
5. Triton College is an AA / EOE