Police Officer III, Certified

Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Salary: $35.57 per hour.

Closing Date: 2024-04-20

Position Summary:

Provides aid and safeguards to all members of the University community, students, faculty, and staff working and living in the area. Performs routine vehicular, bicycle and foot patrols; investigates criminal activity; enforces traffic and parking regulations; conducts a variety of crime prevention activities to protect life and property; prevents disorder; apprehends and assists in the prosecution of criminals; responds to emergencies, and enforces laws and ordinances. Serves as a resource and trains non-certified and less experienced Police Officers.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 assist Certified Police Officers to respond when observing a situation requiring police action and/or request assignment of other Certified Police 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.
  • Assist with accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; observe interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and observe issuance of citations and arrests.
  • Support Certified Police Officers to: 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; administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption; 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.
  • 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.
  • Attend and successfully complete assigned continuing education and training programs, and qualify with lethal and non-lethal weapons as required by department procedures and/or needs.
  • Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers’ Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers’ Training & Standards Board.
  • Establish rapport and enhance communication with members of the University Community to create a better understanding of University Police functions, purpose, and goals within the community, to determine community needs, and to assist in resolution of community social problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required.
  • Certified as a full-time Illinois Law Enforcement Officer required.
  • Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers’ Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law.
  • Successfully complete The University of Chicago in-house training required.
  • Pass background investigation, medical examinations, psychological test, drug screens and physical fitness tests required.
  • Valid driver’s license that grants reciprocity in the State of Illinois or be eligible to obtain one and do so within 60 days of appointment required and three years of driving experience required.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications required.