Police Officer I or II

Portales, NM
Eastern New Mexico University

Under limited supervision, enforces local, state, and federal laws and ensures compliance with University policies and provides security for personnel, real property, and equipment.


• Patrol University property to provide security and traffic law enforcement
• Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls
• Conduct accident and crime investigations and prepare detailed reports
• Provide escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty
• Provide public assistance, including lockout services, first aid, and vehicle jump-starts
• Provide building security, including locking and unlocking doors
• Process evidence, prepare court cases, and provide legal testimony
• Write and file daily activity reports
• Operate university patrol cars safely
• Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Job Requirements:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Applicants must be 21 years of age on the date of hire. Current certification by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy or the ability to obtain certification within one year is required. Applicants that are currently certified by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy may be eligible for appointment as a Police Officer II. A current New Mexico driver’s license is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to understand and follow safety procedures
• Ability to write reports containing technical information
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
• Skill in the use of first aid procedures
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
• Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations
• Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus
• Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork
• Ability to gather and organize legal evidence
• Skill in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures
• Must be of good moral character with conduct consistent with the University and state code of conduct.