Police Officer

University Center, MI
Saginaw Valley State University

Salary: $22.83 increasing to $23.23.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will perform a variety of law enforcement functions, including, but not limited to patrol, security, investigations, crime prevention, community policing, and traffic & parking enforcement. The successful candidate is expected at all times to diligently follow the Mission and Vision of the Saginaw Valley State University Police Department as well as the Core Values of the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol campus grounds and perimeter in a patrol car, on foot, bike, and a 4×4 to ensure a safe environment; including traffic enforcement, emergency response, law enforcement, etc.
  • Coordinate and provide for the delivery of emergency services to campus.
  • Receive, investigate, and complete reported complaints for the campus community, and other investigative services as requested.
  • Coordinate criminal prosecutions with federal, state and/or local police agencies and with prosecutor’s office(s) for criminal incidents occurring within the university community.
  • Serve as liaison with other social service agencies.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement crime prevention and community policing programs and projects.
  • Assist in the coordination and patrol of special and sporting events as required.
  • Provide interim emergency medical response as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) license, or licensable upon appointment.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations in which you may not be familiar.
  • Ability to work under pressure, occasionally for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work with appropriate safety related gear including a bullet proof vest, firearms, handcuffs, etc.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports in an efficient manner
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers desired.
  • Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree.