Police Officer, Full Time (2 Positions)

Sewanee, TN
Sewanee Police Department

Primary Function:

Performs law enforcement, crime prevention duties, and other general police/security services; enforces state and local laws as well as ordinances, policies, and regulations of the University; conducts proactive patrol by means of foot or vehicle. Police Officers must at all times support the University’s mission, respect the rights and dignity of all individuals, and deal ethically with the public.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Community-Oriented Policing:
    • Serves the community through proactive patrol of campus to identify potential security-related situations and utilizing problem-solving abilities independently and through partnerships.
    • Develops rapport with members of the university community as well as surrounding areas, and establishes partnerships with community members to develop prevention strategies.
    • Provides safety, crime prevention, and community policing information to contacts over the course of patrol duties, and participates in community relations activities.
  • Calls for Service:
    • The first responder for all emergency calls to include but not be limited to the following: alarms (fire, panic, holdup), hazardous material spills and leaks, traffic crashes, criminal activity in progress, assistance for injured/sick, and crimes in progress.
    • Responder for nonemergency calls to include but not be limited to the following law enforcement or safety and security concerns: Situations that indicate the potential for violence or potential volatility and/or require coordination between SPD and other University departments for sensitive student, staff, or faculty issues; lock/unlock buildings; assist motorists.
  • Investigations:
    • Provides initial investigation for all calls of criminal activity and accidents.
    • Protects and maintains crime scenes as necessary.
    • Assist Investigator as needed with investigation duties.
    • Performs field stops and interviews.
    • Makes arrests, issues citations, and gives warnings.
    • Prepares and submits applicable offense reports, follow-up reports, and other documentation as needed.

Attributes of a Successful Candidate


High School Diploma or equivalent; College Degree Preferred.


  • Current Peace Officer Certification,
  • Security,
  • Military or,
  • Law Enforcement

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Must be a certified police officer meeting all of the requirements for P.O.S.T. certification in Tennessee or be eligible for certification upon hire and completion of P.O.S.T. approved police academy.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in the State of Tennessee or be eligible to obtain one within 30 days of appointment.