Police Officer I
Performs regular patrols to prevent crime, suppress disturbances, arrest offenders, and give aid and information to all citizens as circumstances require for Sam Houston State University. Enforces all University, State and local laws.
$2,654 – $3,904 per month
Patrols assigned areas of the campus either on foot or automobile or motor scooter. Advises, directs, and gives information to the general public. Responds to and handles emergency calls involving a wide variety of situations. Enforces state laws, and city or county ordinances where applicable. Makes arrests with and without warrants. Investigates complaints from students, faculty, staff, and makes preliminary investigations of crimes. Makes necessary reports and records. Safeguards property. Collects, preserves, and maintains chain of custody of evidence. Testifies in courts. Performs periodic inspections and reviews work quality and new techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of and skills in the use of firearms, radar equipment, criminal investigation equipment, photographic equipment, radio equipment, alarm systems, defensive devices, telephone switchboards, typewriter, and emergency motor vehicles. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work during night hours. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must have a pleasant, courteous disposition and express at all times the desire to render accurate and cheerful service. This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).
High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Sixty semester hours of college credit preferred. Completed basic police training as required by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), or currently completing TCOLE certification. Must successfully pass Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100leb, 200b, 700a, and 800b. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.