Police Officer 2 (Police Officer – Academy Sponsorship)

Penn State University

JOB LINK: https://psu.jobs/job/82604

Attend the police academy for free and then help protect and serve more than 100,000 Penn State students and employees, plus visitors, as they learn, work, and play – and do it all at a campus close to home while you, your children and your spouse take advantage of Penn State’s world-class education through the benefit of a 75-percent reduction in tuition fees. The Penn State University Police Department serves 22 of Penn State’s campuses throughout the commonwealth and features a variety of specialty units, including bike officers, community-oriented policing, criminal detectives, K-9 officers, tactical response team, bomb technicians, sexual assault specialists, dispatchers, and hostage negotiations. Police officers can begin working at any campus in Pennsylvania and enjoy the flexibility to transfer to another campus, if desired. Penn State will cover the police academy tuition for candidates who have been selected to join – and have committed to employment with – the Penn State University Police Department upon graduation.

Candidates who are already enrolled in a police academy or are already Act 120 certified should apply to our sworn police officer 3 job posting # 79396. All candidates must apply to this position through this advertisement in order to be considered for a position at any Penn State campus. Candidates who are advancing through the recruitment process will be provided a survey regarding which campus locations they have interest in obtaining employment. For a list of Penn State campus locations and an explanation of the hiring process, please visit: http://police.psu.edu/career-opportunities Police officers are responsible for carrying out the functions of protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order of the community, enforcement of laws, public safety, investigative work, and other related duties.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the prevention of illegal, unsafe or undesirable activity and regulatory violations through patrol, education, inspection, and the deterrent effect of enforcement. Candidates will also enforce local, state, and federal laws, as well as University regulations, through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators. Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

A degree-focus in criminal justice is preferred. Knowledge on the use of information technology, software applications, surveillance equipment, social media, and communications (digital and conventional) in conducting investigations is highly desired. The successful candidate will possess skills necessary to enhance public respect for law enforcement and the University with courteous, devoted, and ethical service, and will demonstrate: the ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; the ability to provide effective and honest/credible testimony at court hearings; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Successful acceptance and completion of the police academy training are required as part of continued employment.

For more information regarding the police academy to include academic and physical requirements please visit: https://www.psp.pa.gov/MPOETC/training/Pages/Basic-Police-Officer-Training.aspx U.S. Citizenship, fingerprint background check, driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license; and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. Must be in good general health as determined by University physical examination. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check as well as the three public available clearances are required.

Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check in addition to police background check will be required. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.



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