Police Officer – Public Safety and Transit

Cape Girardeau, MO
Southeast Missouri State University

Essential Functions:

  • Protects and serves the students, visitors, faculty, and staff of the Southeast Missouri State University campus.
  • Patrols and protects the properties, buildings and grounds of campus.
  • Investigates crimes for presentation to municipal and county attorneys for criminal prosecutions.
  • Responds to requests for service and campus emergencies.
  • Enforces student Code of Conduct and makes referrals to the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Conducts patrols and makes routine security checks of campus buildings.
  • Performs protective duties to provide police services in assigned areas of campus.
  • Provides safety and crime prevention education for the campus community.


  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • College degree not required; college coursework or degree a plus.
  • Must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation; Must be free of any felony arrests or convictions, arrests or convictions of a crime of moral turpitude, or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of domestic violence.
  • Must be Missouri POST certified or have completed an approved academy training program and become Missouri POST certified by first day of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri operator’s license.
  • Must pass police officer selection test at the semi-finalist stage; Test date to be determined and test location will be scheduled on campus.
  • Must be available to work any hours, rotating shifts, days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service and community policing philosophy.
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a verified negative drug screen and polygraph examination.