Police Officer I

Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Mines’ Department of Public Safety is a full service, community oriented law enforcement agency, providing 24/7 service to the campus community. The Department of Public Safety / Mines Police Department exists to provide police and security services to the campus community including but not limited to: enforcing the laws and regulations of the Colorado School of Mines community; exercising powers of custody and arrest; detecting criminal activity; investigating complaints and incidents; interviewing witnesses; gathering evidence; responding to emergencies and requests for assistance; providing traffic and crowd control; writing appropriate reports and citations; preparing cases for prosecution by the district attorney by executing warrants; and testifying in court proceedings.

$4,541.00 – $6,748.00 Monthly

9/29/2019 11:59 PM Mountain


The Police Officer I is the first line contact with victims of crime and emergencies occurring on campus owned property. This position provides assistance, information and direction to all members of the campus community in the areas of crime prevention, personal safety and general security. Proactively patrols the campus and its facilities by vehicle, foot, and/or bike to detect and deter criminal activity, and assists the campus community members as the need arises. Responds to and investigates reports of criminal and suspicious activity. Enforces criminal, traffic, parking, and campus policy violations and monitors all campus traffic. Provide security during special and athletic events, enforces the Colorado Motor Vehicle Code and Colorado Model Traffic Code violations. Conducts interviews with victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects within the guidelines of current legal practices. Prepares written reports documenting investigations of criminal and suspicious activity for actual or suspected statutory violations, institutional policy and procedure violations. Prepares cases for presentation in Municipal, County, and District Courts. Performs other duties as assigned.


Possession of current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification and one year of law enforcement experience. Please attach a copy of your P.O.S.T. certification to your application. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as problem solving skills. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as this position works within a dynamic and diverse campus community.
Must be at least 21 years of age, be a current Colorado resident, possess a valid Colorado Driver License and have no:
• Felony convictions
• Domestic violence convictions
• Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.
• Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.
A copy of your current motor vehicle record (MVR) will be required as a condition of hire.

Desired Qualifications
Law enforcement experience as a Colorado commissioned police officer conducting patrol duties is preferred. Also desired is:
• prior experience with campus policing
• training or experience as a School Resource Officer
• knowledge of current and best legal and investigative practices
• community policing practices as related to a higher education institutional setting