Police Officer I or II
Open Until Filled
Police Officer I:
This position is responsible for protecting life and property by patrolling the campus to prevent and discover crimes; enforcing traffic and other campus rules and regulations; performing preliminary investigations of crimes and accidents; and ensuring security of university personnel, students, and facilities. Reports to the Sergeant.
Police Officer II:
This position is responsible for protecting life and property by patrolling the campus to prevent and discover crimes; enforcing traffic and other campus rules and regulations; performing preliminary investigations of crimes and accidents; and ensuring security of university personnel, students, and facilities. May act as shift commander in the absence of shift sergeant. Reports to the Sergeant.
- Patrols assigned areas to check building security, assist and back-up student building security personnel, and check for and remedy hazardous or potential criminal situations.
- Enforces vehicle operation and parking laws.
- Directs traffic.
- Answers calls involving fires, accidents, and various misdemeanors and felonies.
- Makes arrests and issues citations.
- Gathers preliminary information as responding officer on criminal calls, prepares relevant reports to pass the information gathered on to the assigned investigator, and assists investigator in case preparation as required.
- Maintains surveillance on criminal suspects and unauthorized persons on campus.
- Escorts bank deposits in accordance with established university policies.
- Escorts prisoners and serves warrants.
- Completes reports of arrests, accidents, interviews, and evidence property received.
- Attends training sessions.
- Acts as trainer of new personnel, assists in case preparation as required.
- Testifies in court.
- May provide services including personal escorts, vehicle jump starts and lockouts, and mobilizing elevators.
- May be assigned to work in the dispatch office and operate the teletype, police computer, dispatch radio, and related equipment.
- Receives complaints and requests for information from university personnel and the public and resolves or refers them to appropriate officials.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Must meet all other minimum standards for appointment as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) under Article (23aa) Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes.
- Completion of a TCOLE approved Police Academy Training Program and TCOLE State Licensing Exam is required.
- Possession of an appropriate and valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.
- Two years of experience as a Police Officer I or equivalent is required.