University Police Officer I & II

University, MS
University of Mississippi

These are non-supervisory, entry-level positions for sworn law enforcement officers. Incumbents are expected to participate and pass a physical fitness assessment, provide law enforcement protection and related services for the University covering both life and property, maintain peace and order, and enforce University rules and regulations, as well as state and federal laws.

Responsibilities:

• Performs a variety of police duties in patrolling assigned area on foot or in police vehicles to detect crime or violation of University regulations and to arrest violators; patrols parking lots, outlying University properties and University buildings to ensure their security.
• Regulates pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigates traffic accidents and files preliminary accident reports; checks all automobiles on University property for improper parking, overtime parking and display of University registration decals; and issues tickets for vehicular violations.
• Assists emergency ambulance service and provides emergency first-aid treatment to members of the University community and to visitors; provides emergency escort service to the University community and to visitors where necessary.
• Observes, detects and reports any unauthorized situations, which may lead to illegal or prohibited actions on campus, which could jeopardize the safety of the University community.
• Maintains quality standards, by study and research, in order to keep abreast of advanced techniques and ideas designed to improve police performance.
• Maintains public confidence and support by emphasizing public relations through providing information about the University related matters to students, staff, and the general public.
• Provides security for special University events; provides transfer for University monies.
• Prepares criminal cases and presents testimony in court or other hearings concerning traffic violations, criminal offenses, and disciplinary matters.
• Participates in the conduction of various crime prevention training programs, as directed, to promote public awareness of crime risk and prevention methods.
• May be assigned FTO duties to provide field training to peer officers and may assume Officer In Charge (OIC) responsibilities.
• Participates in bi-annual physical fitness assessment and firearm qualifications.

Qualifications:

Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).

AND

Experience:
Officer I - no experience required but must receive certification with the Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training within the first year of employment.

Officer II - one (1) year of experience and must have a certification with the Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training.

Licensure: Must have a valid driver's license upon employment.

Additional Requirement: Must be 21 years of age.