Police Officer II, Non-Certified
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) is a full service, CALEA-accredited police department serving the University of Chicago and surrounding areas from 37th Street to 64th Street, and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive. Members of the department are committed to conducting their work in a respectful and dignified manner while providing a safe environment for those who live, learn, and work in our community.
- Safely operate department equipment on patrol; make periodic interior and exterior premise checks of University grounds to determine existence of unusual or hazardous conditions; take appropriate action when such condition is detected; assist with investigations of suspicious persons, places or things; and a respond when observing a situation requiring police action and/or request assignment of other officers.
- Obey lawful orders of superiors; perform appropriate tasks and duties assigned by supervisor or Shift Supervisor; promptly answer radio calls; and promptly respond to assigned calls for police service.
- Prepare clear, accurate, and complete reports and document activities both verbally and in writing.
- Review and record necessary and pertinent information at roll call; be properly groomed and maintain equipment and uniform in neat, orderly manner; and inspect assigned vehicle or bicycle for proper equipment and/or damage prior to leaving for patrol.
- Conduct accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; conduct interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and issue citations and make arrests.
- Identify, pursue, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons who violate federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances; subdue resisting individuals; search arrested persons; seize contraband; transport arrested persons to police facility; make warrant inquiries; fingerprint suspects; and appear and testify in court as a witness or an arresting officer.
- Issue citations for motor vehicle violations; assist motorists with disabled vehicles; request emergency assistance when needed; remove debris to eliminate traffic hazards; and push vehicles when necessary.
- Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings or areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers’ Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers’ Training & Standards Board within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
- Attainment of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
- Successful completion of The University of Chicago Police Department Field Training Program within eighteen months of date of hire, or within twenty-four months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
- Successful completion of a background investigation, written and oral exams, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required.
- Valid Illinois driver’s license or Driver’s License that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois.
- Successfully complete First Aid and CPR training within twelve months of date of hire, or within eighteen months of the date of hire at the discretion of the Department required.
- Successful completion of the POWER test or/ POWER Card issued after June 1, 2022.
- The duration of the hiring process is approximately 90 days.