University Police Officer I

Salisbury University


EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
SkillsNon-CDL Class C
Driver’s License
BenefitsHealth Insurance
Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU’s beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of University Police Officer I. Up to 2 positions available.

Primary Job Duties: Under direct supervision, participates in formal and on-the-job training programs to achieve and maintain the Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional requirements. Patrol in the areas of Salisbury University. Prevent and discover the commission of crimes, direct traffic, and enforce state and local laws. Perform other related duties as prescribed in the job classification of a University Police Officer I.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Must be able to achieve and maintain Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC) certification and must meet the minimum standards of appointment for Probationary Police Officer as established by the MPTC. Must possess a valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with 5 or less points for moving violations. Must be at least 21 years of age. Working knowledge of citizens’ rights and responsibilities; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two-way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate professionalism and restraint at all times; to comprehend laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; to sit, drive, stand, walk, climb and run for sustained periods of time; to lift, drag and carry heavy objects; to detect situations imperiling public safety; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to physically respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the care and use of firearms; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations. Must be able to pass a pre-employment written examination and physical fitness testing.

Candidates selected for employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Additionally, they will be subject to a thorough background check in accordance with Code of Maryland regulations. Employees in this class will also be subject to random drug testing.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Minimum starting salary is $43,290 per year, which is approximately $20.70 per hour. This position is considered Essential Personnel and is therefore expected to report to work in emergency situations such as extreme weather conditions when the campus may be closed. This position is also considered Sensitive Personnel and therefore has a “substantially significant degree of responsibility for the safety of others and there is a potential that impaired performance in this position could result in death of or injury to the employee or others.”

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following: A complete work history, cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.

Applications received by September 10, 2019 will receive full consideration; the position is open until filled.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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