University Police Officer I

Geneseo, NY
Geneseo University

SUNY Geneseo is searching for a team member to become our next University Police Officer 1. The incumbent will enforce all New York State and local laws, and the student code of conduct on the grounds of the State University of New York. University Police Officers are charged with full police officer powers under Criminal Procedure Law, Section 1.20(34)(S) and are responsible for the performance of the full range of professional police duties. He or she will assist other local, state and federal police officers with investigations, and may collect evidence, question witnesses, or testify in court with alleged criminal actions. University Police Officers are actively involved in campus communities and activities; including educating community members on such topics as personal safety, risk awareness, crime prevention, alcohol awareness, sexual assault prevention and other community safety issues.


Patrol an assigned area.

-Patrol an assigned area on foot, on a bicycle or motor scooter, in a car, or by other means, to deter criminal activity by means of presence and witness, and to detect fires and other dangerous situations
-Respond to calls for assistance from fellow officers or from any member of the campus community to ensure that persons and property are adequately protected. May respond to situations involving but not restricted to burglaries, robberies, thefts, criminal trespass, assaults, criminal mischief, medical emergencies, accidents, vehicle and traffic violations, fires, and unusual situations
-Other reasonable duties as assigned

Regulate pedestrian and vehicular traffic

-Will enforce vehicle and traffic laws in order to prevent dangerous situations from arising
-Direct traffic at intersections, crosswalks and other critical points during peak traffic periods
-Stop persons violating the vehicle and traffic law; issue warnings, tickets and summonses
-Patrol parking lots and campus roadways; ticket cars parked in violation of campus rules
-Control the movement and activity of crowds at concerts, sport events and other gatherings; staff entrance ways to prevent gate crashing and over-crowding of facilities; break up fights and other altercations; operate screening devices such as magnetometer or x-ray machine to inspect individuals and carry in items for prohibited items

Assignment as Desk Officer

-Receive and interpret incoming communications, including but not limited to, radio and telephone calls, and e-mail messages from officers and other members of the campus community
-Dispatch officers to the scenes of incidents and irregularities
-Issue parking permits
-Utilize electronic devices such a personal computer, video recorder, or camera to record and view information




Open Competitive: Completion of 60 semester credit hours of college study. Candidates must meet established physical and medical requirements for appointment to the position, must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operators license and must be legally eligible to carry a firearm and complete all requirements for certification as a police officer in New York State.

Candidates must have permanent appointment in a University Police Officer 1, SG-14 classified position or be reachable for appointment on the current NY State Civil Service canvass list for a University Police Officer 1, SG-14.

New York State Preferred Lists candidates have preference


The ideal candidate will be able to exercise sound independent judgement in performing quickly or under pressure. He or she will be motivated, organized, an effective communicator and empowered to make SUNY Geneseo a safer and more comfortable environment for students, parents, staff and visitors.