Job Title Definition
Police Officers protect life and property by maintaining visibility in the community; patrol to proactively seek out and respond to violations of rules and laws; conduct investigations; assist with development of plans for specialty areas within law enforcement; respond to requests for assistance; ensure the safety and security of the campus community; gain the trust of the public; must be accountable for their actions as well as set an example for others.
- Patrol campus and surrounding area utilizing various vehicles or on foot
- Proactively seek out and respond to violations of laws and enforce PA crime codes
- Perform building checks and assist with pedestrian and traffic management at special events
- Respond to requests for law enforcement assistance, radio calls, fires, medical emergencies, and other hazardous situations
- Traffic enforcement; enforce the provisions of the PA Motor Vehicle Code and University regulations regarding motor vehicle use on campus
- Conduct preliminary and follow up investigations; evaluate the physical scene of a crime and determine how to process; document and collect physical evidence
- Utilize department report writing tools and techniques to write reports
- Make arrests; determine when an arrest can and should be made; apply verbal, armed, or unarmed skills to make arrest and or overcome resistance to a lawful arrest
- Attend and participate in required department and or mandated training, including emergency preparedness drills
- Assist in developing and or delivering training as needed
- Testify in criminal or administrative proceedings
- Enforce parking regulations
- Develop, promote, and or deliver community education/crime prevention programming
Minimum Education and Experience
High School Graduate or equivalent; Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 Certification is required.
0 to 1 year of relevant experience.
Driver's License; U.S. citizenship; ability to pass a criminal background investigation, motor vehicle records check, and credit history check.