School Police Officer
Responsible for providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibilities for the safety and welfare of students during classroom and non-classroom activities; minimizing the frequency and/or severity of harmful incidents; and communicating observations and/or incidents that have a potential impact on the general wellbeing of students, school personnel, and/or visitors.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Analyze activities that may be in violation of school policies and/or an indication of possible criminal activity assisting administrators, communicating corresponding information necessary for determining action, and/or providing documentation.
- Conduct routine proactive patrol of schools and areas surrounding and inside designated District buildings.
- Assist the administrative team for the purpose of researching incidents and investigating law violations.
- Communicate safety and security policies and enforcement procedures to students, staff and visitors ensuring their understanding of such information and the potential consequences of violation.
- Interact with other school and District personnel, representatives of local law enforcement agencies, visitors, parents, students, etc. providing information and/or taking action regarding investigations, criminal activities, gang activities, vandalism, etc. for the safety and security of the school site.
- Intervene in potential conflicts and emergencies minimizing disruptions of campus activities and/or injury to involved parties.
- Effect arrests, requiring knowledge of state statutes, handcuffing procedures, Miranda Warning procedures, and interviewing arrestees.
- Safely transport prisoners and civilians in patrol vehicle.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements
- Must have a Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) Certification, and pass a MULES Recertification Test every two (2) years.
- Must have Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.
- Must be up to date on statutory required training.
- Must pass a Drug Test.
- Post Offer Job Related Physical Ability Test.
- Post Offer Job Related psychological Screening Clearance.
- Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must satisfactory to the District.
- Possession of a valid Driver’s License, with evidence of insurability.