University Police Officer

Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 111 staff members. The department consists of professional University police, security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community.

Responsibilities
As part of an assigned team, University Police Officers provide campus safety, security, and law enforcement services to the University community. The individual provides a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Individuals enforce University regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. The individual will work under the direction of a sergeant.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have current New Jersey Police Officer Certification; approval of New Jersey Training Commission (NJPTC) for police commission or be a Special Officer Class II (SLEO II).
  • Officer must demonstrate proficiency with assigned firearms and qualify per Attorney General (AG) guidelines and annually thereafter per policy.
  • Officer must maintain ability to operate assigned firearms under all applicable law and University Policy.
  • Current valid vehicle operator’s license
  • Candidate must successfully complete various fitness for duty assessments, including:
    • online testing with Wonderlic
    • a comprehensive background investigation
    • a psychological evaluation
    • a post offer, pre-employment (POPES) medical examination
    • previous Department and/or firearms instructor must certify officer has qualified with firearm in the last year
  • Must be able to meet Post Offer Pre-Employment Screening (POPES) requirements and found capable of performing the essential functions and physical requirements of the position, both before commencing employment and any time required thereafter under University policy.
  • Experience: At least two years of work and/or life experience directly relating to a minimum of two of the following areas:
    • Community service/involvement
    • Interviewing, public speaking, and conflict resolution skills
    • Problem solving, using creative method to resolve issues
    • Multi-cultural work and life experiences