DePauw University Police Officer

DePauw University


EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
Associate’s Degree
SkillsPublic Relations
Conflict Management
Records Management
Analysis Skills
Job Description


The DePauw University Police Officer is a fully sworn law enforcement officer per Indiana code 21-17-5. Officers provide for the overall safety and security of the university community and its properties. Officers must complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Certification and maintain their certification annually. DePauw University Police Officers are charged with enforcing federal and state laws, as well as University policies. Officers provide proactive patrols, respond to calls for service and to emergencies, as well as provide educational programming to provide for a safe campus environment.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Enforce the established rules and regulations of DePauw University and the Laws of the State of Indiana within the primary jurisdiction of the DePauw University Police Department, including traffic and parking regulations.
Conduct pro-active mobile and foot patrols of University owned buildings, facilities, common areas and streets, and identifying and acting upon vulnerabilities in an effort to maximize the safety and security of faculty/staff, students, visitors and assets.
Respond to criminal and non-criminal complaints/incidents and initiate appropriate action. Conduct investigations of incidents which occur within the primary jurisdiction and within the extended jurisdiction as policy dictates.
Officers may arrest, without process, all persons who within view commit any offense, as defined and stipulated in the Indiana Criminal Code
Document criminal and related non-criminal incidents, using established reporting procedures and forms. Prepare written cases for University Community Standards and the Criminal Justice system when necessary.
Assist the University community by providing emergency services when needed as well as assisting with public relations services such as information, access, escorts, vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts.
Provide security, traffic control and aid in emergency readiness at various events as needed.
Provide or partner to provide safety education/awareness programs for University constituents.
Maintain a proficiency of knowledge regarding the University’s Security Technology initiatives, including aiding in the routine inspection for proper operation.
Assist with performance evaluations and staff development, including training needs and aptitude at daily tasks.
Other duties as may be assigned by the Director.


Competency Statement(s)

Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Assertiveness – Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Conflict Resolution – Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
Deductive Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
Resilient – Ability to recover from, or adjust to, misfortune or setbacks.
Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Benefit Type
Benefit Eligible
Required Supporting Documents
Cover Letter
Closing Date
Sep 30, 2019
Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Associate degree or higher in a Criminal Justice or related area preferred.

Experience: Higher education background and/or law enforcement training preferred.

Computer Skills: Capable of learning Records Management software and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products, Google Apps, (Gmail, Google Drive, Calander).

Certificates & Licenses

Must have completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training (ILETB standards) or an equivalent training program accepted by the ILETB (Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board), or be willing to complete the ILETB certification process within one year of date of hire. Must become IDACS certified. Must be able to maintain Indiana Police Officer certification including the completion of yearly mandated training. Meet physical requirements set by the ILETB.

Other Requirements

Must be a United States citizen. Must have no felony convictions or domestic violence convictions or pending criminal cases. A strong commitment to customer service. Strong leadership, verbal/written communication, interpersonal relationship skills, organizational skills and public relations skills are essential. Must have strong conflict resolution skills and problem solving ability. Must be able to adapt and react to unusual conditions and work effectively under pressure. Must have a good working knowledge of Federal, State and local law, including traffic codes. Must have working knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS). Must be physically and mentally capable of performing all duties of a police officer. Veterans encouraged to apply.

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