Police Patrol Officer

Joliet, IL
Joliet Community College Police Department

MINIMUM PAY RATE: $28.41 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY

The Campus Police officer will be responsible for a variety of duties.  An officer must have an understanding and accept the philosophy of Campus Community Oriented Policing, and discharge their duties within that context. Meets and maintains all department weapon and use of force qualification standards and requirements. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College police officers’ contract.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
1. Perform all duties of a department Police Patrol Officer.
2. Interact positively with members of the community on a daily basis.  Identify potential problem areas.
3. Assist the department with Crime Prevention in program development and public delivery; act as a liaison for the department.
4. Patrol the campus on foot and/or by motor vehicle; assist pedestrians or motorists in need of assistance.
5. Enforce traffic laws, state statutes and College policies; conduct traffic investigations on campus including vehicular traffic enforcement.
6. Identify and report/correct potential safety hazards; unlock/secure appropriate buildings/rooms and facilities.
7. May be required to function in the role of Officer in Charge.
8. Conduct preliminary and follow up criminal investigations and make arrests when necessary.
9. Monitor traffic/parking conditions and provide appropriate direction and/or enforcement as needed.
10. Testify in court and assist local agencies as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen at time of hire.
3. Valid Driver’s License and the ability to operate all of the equipment in a police vehicle.
4. Complete State Certified Firearms Training for Police Officers prior to being armed.
5. Valid FOID card or the ability to obtain one.
6. Demonstrated ability to positively interact with a diverse college community. Strong human relations, oral and written communication skills.
7. Problem solving abilities.
8. Pass a thorough background investigation
9. Must pass a Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R) test.
10. Pass a psychological assessment, polygraph, medical screening, and drug screening
11. Successfully complete the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8) if not a current peace Officer.
12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
13. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Associate degree or higher
2. Current certification as a Peace Officer by the Illinois Training and Standards Board in good standing.
3. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
4. Demonstrated multicultural competence.