University Police Officer I
Scope of Job
To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, 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 enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures.
Description of Duties
Typical: To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Provide service, information and directions to students, employees and visitors. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, 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. Enforce Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations. Prepare reports on all activities, filing them with supervising officer. Identify potential security and safety hazards. Perform related duties as assigned.
Periodic: Discusses cases with prosecuting attorneys, prepares evidence, and appears as a witness in court.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must possess a Basic Peace Officer Certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
At least one-year experience as a full time commissioned police officer.