Police Officer I, II, III or IV
Salary: Police Officer I is $22.56/hr and Police Officer IV $31.00/hr.
To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require; prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under control and jurisdiction of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the Texas A&M System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercise independent judgment within the limits proscribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
- Attends and successfully passes a four (4) week field training program sponsored by the A&M-SA Police Department. Observes and assists qualified police officers in the performance of routine police activities. Studies and becomes familiar with Texas A&M System and A&M-SA Police Department policies and procedures.
- Makes frequent vehicle, bicycle or foot patrols of the campus to provide a police presence, ensures that a sense of security is felt by the general campus community and effect active enforcement of Texas Motor Vehicle and Penal Code Laws in addition to the regulations of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and the Texas Education Code. Such patrols will take on a pro-active enforcement role in that, particularly during the night hours, campus buildings will be individually checked for security violations, (e.g., unlocked doors and/or the presence of unauthorized personnel or intruders, etc.)
- Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Arrests offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigates criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Prepares various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
- Routinely provides special services to the campus community including escort services involving financial transactions. Provides escorts services as needed to campus community personnel particularly during night hours to ensure personal physical safety. Unlocks vehicles upon appropriate request if such services can be accomplished with available tools and without incurring any financial liability upon the university. Provides authorized access to campus facilities to those persons who are authorized to enter, particularly during nighttime hours. Serves as a liaison with the general campus population for the purpose of establishing a high degree of rapport with all levels and maintains clear and effective avenues of communication.
- Directs motor vehicle traffic during periods of congestion and provides similar services upon request to local authorities’ area contiguous to the campus.
- To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the Texas A&M System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
- Investigates all complaints of alleged offenses or other violations of conduct, effecting comprehensive interviews of complainants and/or witnesses. In appropriate cases the officer secures crime scenes as necessary, collects physical evidence and ensures that such evidence is appropriately marked and preserved for presentation at court proceedings or other avenues of case disposition. The officer must question all witnesses. Gives testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, and maintains confidential information.
- Responds to any and all calls regardless of whether such calls are for an emergency situation, injuries, etc. or of a criminal nature. In the case of an incident involving a physical injury, the officer obtains the services of emergency medical technicians and remains at the scene to ensure the welfare of the injured party and to render any and all assistance to the responding medical personnel including traffic and crowd control.
- Performs other duties as assigned such as responding to other situations to include, but not limited to, instances where his/her presence may be needed to prevent and/or curtail disturbances in offices, classrooms or other facilities.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Must meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1 and Texas A&M System Regulations 34.06.01: System University Police Department Collaboration.
- One year of campus law enforcement experience.
- A Basic Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
- Associate’s Degree.
- Three years of campus law enforcement experience.
- An Intermediate, Advance or Master Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.