University of Police Officer

Rio Grande Valley, TX
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Scope of Job
To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, assist and support victims of crime, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Responsible for law enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and all property under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary law enforcement jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has real property interest and general law enforcement jurisdiction in all other Texas counties.

Description of Duties
To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System or as otherwise authorized or required by law. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions.

Required Education
High School Diploma or GED, successful completion of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer Course (or the equivalent as authorized by law and ODOP/UTSP policy), has successfully passed the TCOLE peace officer licensing examination.

Preferred Education
60 college hours from an accredited college or university.


Required Experience
To be considered suitable for employment, applicants may be required to successfully complete a polygraph interview, a criminal back ground check, and an extensive drug use analysis.

Preferred Experience
Possess Basic Peace Officer Certification and Peace Officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Successful completion of the prescribed Field Training Program as provided by ODOP/UTSP policy.