Campus Police Officer

Central Washington University -


This position works in partnership with our communities to create a safe and secure environment through education and enforcement. Police Officers perform general duty police work by patrolling the campus by vehicle, bicycle or on foot. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for security, protection, providing assistance, crime prevention, investigation, emergency aid, and ensuring proper enforcement of applicable federal, state and local statutes and other university policies.

Job Duties
Patrol designated areas including classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities, by vehicle, bicycle or on foot, as assigned.
Investigate and take action on complaints and related details as assigned.
Perform community caretaking.
Respond to and handle emergency calls in patrol areas.
Respond and assist city, county, or other law enforcement agencies in cases of emergency.
Conduct parking enforcement.
Advise, direct, and give information to the general public.
Perform related duties in connection with special events, information services, medical assists, animal control and various other public services.
Make public safety presentations to the department, campus community, and general public
Prepare accurate and complete records and reports.
Provide documentation to the Prosecutor, Courts, other criminal justice and social service agencies and appear in Court when necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
U.S. Citizen
Twenty-one years of age
High school graduation or equivalent
A valid driver’s license
No felony or domestic violence convictions
Special Conditions of Employment: Incumbents must be able to obtain peace officer certification as required by the State of Washington. Incumbents have complete police authority, including arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the State of Washington.
Preferred Qualifications

Accredited college degree in criminal justice, police science or related field.
Law enforcement and/or University law enforcement experience
College degree (AA/Bachelor’s/Master’s)
Certified law enforcement officer
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $4774/month with periodic increases up to $5954/month

Schedule/Appointment: Rotating shifts. Depending on shift assignment, hours vary and weekend and holiday work will be required./ WFSE Bargaining Unit 1

Working Conditions: Patrol work is performed indoors and outdoors and will have exposure to all types of weather and conditions. Frequent contact with clients, including some contact with those who may be angry, distraught, or frustrated. Potential for damage to health, life and property. Required to work varying and rotating shifts and hours. Weekend, holiday and occasional overtime work is required. Work requires a normal range of hearing and visual acuity, eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity. Operate a motor vehicle. Use firearm(s) and respond to force to protect lives. Some travel is required.

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit:

How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and

Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: October 25, 2018 and will continue until a finalist is selected

**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information
Name: Marc McPherson
Title: Lieutenant
Phone: (509) 963-2607
Website: Police Services

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

This position is part of a Washington Federation of State Employees Bargaining Unit I.

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