Police Officer Level 2

Aurora, IL
Aurora University

Position Summary:

The Police Officer Level 2 supports learning by handling emergency situations and enforcing Aurora University policies, and federal and state laws as they apply to the campus community. Supports the Campus Public Safety mission by utilizing a community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with all members of the campus community to maintain a high quality of life. Works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Campus Public Safety and the Campus Public Safety Supervisors.

Essential Functions:

  1. Handles all emergency situations arising on campus, ranging from personal injuries, fires, threats to individuals, and all other crisis situations.
  2. Enforces all applicable and appropriate federal, state, and local laws, and university policies. Reports all security and safety violations and hazards. Reports incidents of misbehavior to proper campus authority; serves as a positive role model for students; provides general campus supervision.
  3. Provides visible patrols of the campus to deter crime and maintain a high quality of life on campus.
  4. Provides assistance and direction to campus visitors and guests.
  5. Exercises physical control only to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, protect the health and safety of students and faculty, or maintain proper and appropriate conditions for learning.
  6. Responds when Physical Properties or other appropriate personnel are not available for any other emergency circumstances.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, but may be substituted by relevant training and experience.
  • Must possess Illinois Law Enforcement Police Officer Certification or must attain certification within a reasonable time as designated by the Chief of Campus Public Safety.
  • Prior experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a community-based public safety environment is preferred.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Available to be called in to work or held over until released by the Chief of Campus Public Safety or his/her designee in emergency situations.
  • Ability to work any shift; ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at an acceptable level.
  • Possess a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID).
  • No felony convictions; successfully pass a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination which will include a pre-employment drug screening.