University Police Officer I

Salisbury, MD
Salisbury University

Salary: $50,688 annually ( $24.36 per hour).

Essential Functions:

  • Under direct supervision, participates in formal and on-the-job training programs to achieve and maintain the Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional requirements.
  • Patrol in the areas of Salisbury University.
  • Prevent and discover the commission of crimes, direct traffic, and enforce state and local laws.
  • Perform other related duties as prescribed in the job classification of a University Police Officer I.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be able to achieve and maintain Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC) certification and must meet the minimum standards of appointment for Probationary Police Officer as established by the MPTC.
  • Must possess a valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with 5 or less points for moving violations.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Working knowledge of citizens’ rights and responsibilities; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two-way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate professionalism and restraint at all times; to comprehend laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; to sit, drive, stand, walk, climb and run for sustained periods of time; to lift, drag and carry heavy objects; to detect situations imperiling public safety; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to physically respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the care and use of firearms; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment written examination and physical fitness testing.