Police Officer

Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Salary: $22.00/hr (annual salary $50,336 including overtime pay).

Position Summary:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces University, city, state, and federal laws. Protects life, property and prevents crime. Assists in crime investigations; preserves, collects, and processes evidence.
  • Patrols assigned post, investigates reported incidents, and performs arrests according to violations of city, county, state, and federal laws; processes arrested suspects including taking photographs and inked fingerprint impressions.
  • Prepares investigative accident and condition reports including sketches and mathematical computations; gathers information for criminal investigations including interviewing, obtaining statements, and collecting evidence.
  • Directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic; enforces parking and traffic rules and regulations.
  • Provides crowd and traffic control during sporting events, concerts and other special events.
  • Responds to emergency situations and assists local police agencies as necessary.
  • Provides information and directions; mediates disputes and advises of rights and processes.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters including directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, extinguishing small fires; moves, secures and evacuates people from dangerous situations.
  • Performs security and safety checks of University grounds and facilities; secures and provides authorized access to University facilities during and after hours of operation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Education: High School diploma or GED.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (4 years).
  • Must be a United States citizen as required for admission to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.