Police Officer, University Police Department

Purdue University

JOB LINK: https://careers.purdue.edu/PNW/job/Hammond-Police-Officer%2C-University-Police-Department-IN-46320/582972500/?jobPipeline=Indeed

EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
SkillsLaw Enforcement
Driver’s License
BenefitsHealth Insurance
Job Summary

Maintain safety and security of students, staff and University property through vehicular and foot patrols. Must remain alert and observant to detect and arrest unrest and criminal conduct. Enforce state, local and federal laws and University policies, as well as regulate traffic. Prepare clear and concise reports of activity and behavior that may be reviewed by an administrative or judicial process. Respond to request for assistance.

Conduct periodic building inspections for safety and security and secure same when not in use. Inspect safety and security devices such as alarms and life saving equipment maintained in University buildings. Provide reports on campus deviations that affect the aesthetics’, safety or security of buildings and grounds.

Conduct preliminary investigations, follow-up and prepare supplementary reports about crimes or aberrant campus behavior. Interview witnesses, complainants and victims of crime and accurately describe events as they are communicated. Provide testimony in court relevant to any arrest and act as a professional witness to specific on-view conduct that results in a criminal or civil judicial contest.

Respond to request for information and/or direction. Provide escorts, assist motorist, make emergency notifications when necessary and provide safety counseling and information.

Ensure that the established collaborative partnerships, as outlined in Regional Mutual Aid agreements, remain, remain intact and assist external law enforcement agencies when authorized and required. Perform any other lawful duties as required by supervisory or command staff.

Core Competencies

Must be at least 21 years of age; must possess a valid police officer’s certification from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy or comparable certification from another state; must possess a valid driver’s license; No felony convictions or convictions for domestic abuse, weapons violations, illegal substance possession, substance possession, alcohol or substance use while operating a motor vehicle or water craft; must have strong verbal and written communication skills and have a good working knowledge of constitutional law and criminal and traffic codes, University rules and regulations and department policies and procedures; must be able to adapt or react to unusual conditions and work under pressure; must have the ability to handle and react to job hazards and working conditions associated with police work; must be physically and mentally capable of performing all duties required of a police officer; must be able to work in a team environment with a focus on community oriented policing and dedicated to quality customer service; must complete and pass a medical exam upon hire to determine physical, emotional and mental fitness as determined by a medical physician; must be able to lift, pull, push and carry up to 60 lbs; must be able to work in extreme weather conditions; working hours may vary and overtime is necessary


High School Diploma/GED


Two years of previous Law Enforcement experience

Additional Information:
For information regarding our excellent benefits package, please visit: www.purdue.edu/benefits

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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