Police Officer, Recruit

Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Salary Information Recruit $57,200 / Officer $62,000

Position Overview
The Police Officer assigned to field services is responsible for patrolling the University campus. The officer is responsible for enforcement of criminal laws, ordinances, traffic laws, and the enforcement of University regulations which specifically pertain to the behavior and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Work involves patrolling the campus area and surrounding jurisdiction by vehicle, bicycle, and foot, both day and night.

Minimum Qualifications
• High school diploma/GED equivalent
• Must be at least 20 ½ years of age at time of application, as the State of Texas requires licensed peace officers to be 21 years of age at the completion of the police academy.
• The State of Texas requires all peace officers to be U.S. citizens.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Good moral character and ability to furnish acceptable character references.
• Understanding of and willingness to abide by the Police Officers Code of Ethics.
• Physical ability to perform Police Officer (Law Enforcement) duties.
• Ability and willingness to work long or irregular hours, on various and changing shifts, sometimes under severe emotional stress and inclement weather.
• Exercise good judgment and utilize tact and courtesy when working with the public under frequently stressful conditions.
• Ability to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations.
• Demonstrate professional demeanor and superior oral communication skills.
• Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
TCOLE certified peace officer.
Bachelor’s Degree in business, criminal justice, sociology, computer science or related field.