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Police Officer I, II, III, or IV

San Antonio, TX
Texas A&M San Antonio

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 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. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.

Proposed Minimum Salary: $22.56 hourly

Responsibilities:

• Attends and successfully passes an 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.)
• 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. Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, and maintains confidential information,
• Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
• 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 will obtain the services of emergency medical technicians and will remain 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.

Qualifications:

Education:
• 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 Regulation 34.06.01: System University Police Department Collaboration.
• Preferred: Associate's degree

Experience:
• One year of campus law enforcement experience.
• Preferred: three years of campus law enforcement experience.

Licenses, Certifications or Registration:
• A Basic Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1
• An Intermediate, Advance or Master Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1