Public Safety Patrol Police Officer


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) -


*** Position Could be Either Day or Night Shift ***

The Patrol Police Officer works under the general supervision of the UAMS Chief of Police and the direct supervision of a Patrol Sergeant. A UAMS police officer is a highly visible, critical public safety individual and must be committed to excellence, professionalism and community service. We are seeking those who possess integrity, dedication, honesty, moral character and sound judgment.

The Public Safety Patrol Police Officer is responsible for enforcement of traffic and criminal laws along with parking regulations. Our officers are supplied with firearm and uniforms.

Candidates must undergo an extensive hiring process which includes a stringent background investigation/security clearance, psychological evaluation, a structured interview, drug screening, and other testing according to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and

This position is governed by the Law Enforcement Standards of Arkansas and UAMS policies.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Equipment: Officers are supplied with firearm, equipment and uniforms
Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
Career Training and Educational Opportunities
Merchant Discounts
Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: $33,250 annually ($15.99 hourly)

Manages stressful situations courteously, tactfully and calmly in a professional manner
Exercises good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
Responds quickly to emergency situations and calls for service without unnecessarily jeopardizing the safety of oneself, other members of the police department or the public
Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to execute written, oral or diagrammed instructions
Proficient in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles
Observes situations objectively and analytically, record and report them clearly and concisely both orally in writing
Ability and willingness to perform moderately physical work
Ability and willingness to perform work indoors, outdoors and in a vehicle
Exhibits good character (i.e. courteous, friendly and empathetic) as determined by a detailed background investigation
Attends related training classes and schools as needed
UAMS is a very diverse campus therefore officers must be at ease with members of other ethnic, cultural, and social groups
May perform other duties as assigned by superior officers or administration

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma/GED required
Must be certified by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy as a Police Officer
Must be at least 21 years of age
Possess a valid Driver’s License (Must have Arkansas Driver’s License by date of hire)

Critical Competencies and Skills:
Knowledge of law enforcement practices, methods, and techniques
Knowledge of traffic and criminal laws, and departmental regulations and procedures
Maintains control of persons by use of minimal force needed in required situations
Skill in the operations of fire arms
Possesses basic computer skills with a general knowledge of Microsoft Office software
Ability to properly prepare and write police reports
Communicates and maintains a good rapport with the campus population
Practices appropriate enforcement of parking regulations
Ability to operate motor vehicles used in work activities
Physical Requirements
Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools