Special Police Officer
Open until filled
- Investigates HCC policy violations and takes appropriate action.
- Exercises arrest authority within legal boundaries.
- Conducts appropriate follow-up with individuals involved in campus incidents.
- Prepares incident reports in accordance with departmental standards.
- Works closely with the local prosecuting attorney and provides courtroom testimony when called upon to do so.
- Identifies safety and security deficiencies and initiates corrective action.
- Interacts effectively with the college community by competently providing direction, mediating disputes, and rendering aid within established parameters.
- Responds to medical emergencies, rendering first aid and administering an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) as circumstances dictate.
- Implements procedures in accordance with the Emergency Operations Plan (EOD).
- Completes all initial and refresher training requirements in a timely manner.
- Maintains an active SPO commission along with relevant certifications and qualifications.
- Acts as lead officer in the absence of a supervisor.
- Monitors activities and events on campus property.
- Conducts traffic and pedestrian control, including appropriate enforcement measures, to ensure a safe campus environment.
- Fosters a working relationship with local law enforcement to coordinate investigative efforts and mutual aid response to significant incidents and emergency situations on campus.
- Engages in routine roving and foot patrols to monitor campus grounds and conduct frequent building checks.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director or his/her designee.
- Pass a physical exam, drug screening, and background investigation.
- High School or equivalent.
- Must be able to work in the U.S. on an unrestricted base.
- Must possess or be able to possess a Maryland Special Police Officer commission and handgun permit.
- Annual maintain a minimum of a 70% score at the range.
- Successful completion of a certified training academy for law enforcement.
- Minimum seven years of experience in law enforcement; 10 years of experience, preferred.
- Honorably separated from previous employers.
- Available to work assigned shifts, including evenings and weekends.
- Knowledge of surveillance procedures utilizing electronic equipment preferred.
- Ability to use routine equipment such as a desktop computer, two-way radio and experience with Microsoft office applications.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws.
- Knowledge of higher education regulations as they relate to student information and security preferred.
- Appreciation for the sensitive issues involving today’s college-age population.
- Ability to interact in a positive, sensitive, courteous and understanding way with members of a diverse academic community and the general public.
- Team player who values diversity.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Able to perform all duties while considering the impact of any action on the college’s sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.