Police Officer 1


Austin Peay State University -

JOB LINK: https://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/9794

The selected applicant will initially be hired as a Security Guard 2 if all Police Officer Standard and Training pre-employment requirements are not met at the time of employment.

The selected applicant will be hired as a Police Officer 1 if all Police Officer Standard and Training pre-employment requirements are met at the time of employment.

Academy graduation and subsequent certification is a condition for continued employment. The probationary period for new officers is 6 months. Guards/Officers sign a contract addendum agreeing to repay all associated, initial training costs if they resign within two years of the academy graduation date.

General Description

The Police Officer works under general supervision of a shift or operations supervisor and the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Campus Police. The Police Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure campus environment; and the enforcement of University policies, state and local laws.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Crime prevention, campus patrol, radio communications, parking and traffic enforcement, criminal investigations and follow-up, and report writing.
Provide protection for University persons, property, and guests.
Maintain surveillance of all areas within department jurisdiction.
Identify and report hazards to safety and security of the campus.
Interact with other law enforcement agencies when appropriate.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions
Ability to recognize safety and security hazards on campus and take appropriate corrective action.
Ability to operate a vehicle.
Ability to work any shift.
Ability to pursue suspects/suspicious individuals on foot, through University buildings, grounds and make arrests as needed.
Ability to run, jump, and physically restrain an individual as needed to make arrest.
Ability to perform security and police duties on bicycle patrol.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to provide protection and apply law enforcement procedures in a safe and proper manner.
Ability to ascertain facts through personal contact, observation, and examination of records.
Ability to pass annual weapon qualification to meet P.O.S.T. certification.
Ability to see, hear, and communicate effectively, especially with students and visitors to the campus.
Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
Physical Requirements
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Required to be 21 years of age or older.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Must have no criminal convictions.
Must pass a psychological examination.
Must pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the University.
Must pass a physical examination by a licensed physician.
Valid driver’s license.
Must have a telephone for emergency recall by department.
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 07/12/2018
Close Date 07/25/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
If Applicable – An unofficial transcript will be required of all interviewed applicants prior to the interview, and an official transcript will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. So as to not delay the interview process for this position, it is highly suggested that you have your unofficial transcript available in PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel format. Attach your unofficial transcript in the “Optional Documents” section for “Unofficial Transcript”. Please ensure that you attach your transcript before finalizing and submitting your application. You will not be able to attach the transcript or modify your application after it has been submitted. Review will begin on July 26, 2018.

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