University Police Officer

Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University Police

Slippery Rock University is currently recruiting for multiple patrol officers. Patrol officers on a university campus perform community oriented policing. Our officers are highly interactive with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The role is one of assistance and enforcement, and the officers are viewed as problem solvers. We look for leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make presentations and relate to our student population. The officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the University community.

This is an essential personnel position.


Enforce Commonwealth of PA laws and University regulations;
Patrols campus by foot, bike or vehicle;
Monitors/responds to calls for criminal, general assistance, campus emergencies;
Provides emergency first aid as needed;
Completes written reports on necessary forms promptly and accurately;
Patrols campus property and buildings to assure proper security and reports general building and grounds security issues;
Completes/files reports of crime and other police matters and conducts initial investigations;
Provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as needed;
Provides safety and law enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities;
May advise student or community activity groups;
Files appropriate criminal charges for violation of Commonwealth laws and/or enforces vehicle code violations;
Investigates traffic accidents and prepares reports;
Directs traffic, enforces parking regulations, makes criminal arrests, serves warrants, transports prisoners, takes fingerprints, attends hearings, testifies and enforces University policies and procedures;
Attends required training;
Performs other duties as assigned.


One year of police experience and formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through ACT 120 training; or any equivalent experience or training; possession of a valid driver’s operator’s license; ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health required. The successful candidate must also satisfactorily pass psychological and medical testing, as well as be able to be commissioned in Pennsylvania. Candidate must be available to work shifts, holidays and weekends. A successful campus interview and passing a criminal background check required.


Preference will be given to applicants who have had police work within the last two years; have knowledge of Commonwealth criminal and traffic laws, rules and regulations; experience with computer software, including Microsoft Word Office Suite; excellent communication skills; and possess an understanding of diverse populations.