Police Officer

University of Michigan-Dearborn -

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*MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162573/police_officer

How to Apply

Note: A cover letter explaining your specific interests in this position and outlining your unique skills and experience isrequired for considerationfor this position; it should be attached as the first page of your resume.

Job Summary

UM-Dearborn is among the top-tier comprehensive public universities in the Midwest with more than 9,000 students. We have outstanding faculty and staff as well as beautiful facilities and grounds. We are proud of our 50+ year history: UM-Dearborn was first created as the Dearborn Center of the University of Michigan in 1959. Ford Motor Company gave the University of Michigan approximately 200 acres, including beautiful grounds along the Rouge River in Dearborn, as well as $6 million to build the campus and the first four buildings. The campus was initially established with an emphasis on cooperative education. In 1971, it became a four-year undergraduate school; with some master’s level graduate programs. Since then, the campus has experienced steady growth in both enrollment and in the range of programming to include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level programs.

The UM-Dearborn Department of Police and Public Safety invites applications for a Police Officer position. The UM-Dearborn Police department is a professional, full-service law enforcement agency, with responsibility for providing police services to all areas of our campus community. Under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, this position will provide superior customer, representing the University to faculty, students, staff, and the public. This position will develop and implement activities which ensure the safety of and provide protection and related services to the campus community including: community policing, programs in law enforcement, health and safety, parking and traffic, crime prevention and in-service training. Our mission is to contribute to and promote a safe and secure community, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons utilizing facilities and programs of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Currently this classification will be considered nonexempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Note: Shift will be selected by seniority.


Community policing

Incorporate community policing and positive organizational scholarship (POS) while providing excellent customer service, protecting and serving the community.
Provide a multitude of services to campus community including but not limited to: escorts, way fining, locking and unlocking building doors, motorist assists, well-being checks, and protection of funds being transported.
Patrol University properties on foot and in University vehicles to deter crime and ensure safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Interact with a diverse population of staff, students and visitors in a wide variety of circumstances. Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor. Provide information and general assistance to the University community.
Participate in training sessions and crime prevention programs.
Set, implement and meet goals established in collaboration with Police Sergeant and leadership.
Emergency Response

Respond to calls for emergency assistance. Evaluate emergencies and incidents; engage and collaborate with Emergency Management, Facilities, fire, medical, and security as appropriate.
Assist in emergency procedures, such as locating persons and evacuating buildings.
Respond to fire alarms, security alarms, and access control alarm systems.
Provide traffic crowd control at special events and University sponsored activities.
De-escalate potentially violent and non-violent situations.
Investigations, Adjudication, and Reporting

Observe the conduct of persons to detect dangerous or criminal practices or violations of University regulations.
Identify, apprehend, and arrest criminal subjects. Detain, search, and question suspects as appropriate.
Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas, and other court documents.
Interview witnesses, crime victims and suspects.
Investigate crimes, accidents, and complaints; prepare reports.
Testify in criminal, civil, and administrative hearings.
Participate in the judicial process for criminal prosecution.
Enforce applicable University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws.
Perform other related job duties as assigned.
This position has inherent Campus Security Authority (CSA) responsibilities, and requires the police officer to assist the UMD PD with meeting the Department of Education’s Clery Act compliance requirements.
Required Qualifications*

This position requires the applicant to successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.
MCOLES certification and licensing is required.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of Associate’s degree and two years’ related experience is necessary.
Experience as an MCOLES (or equivalent state) certified police officer. [Paid experience as a sworn police officer].
Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training is required.
Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Michigan driver’s license or chauffeur’s license. Driving record of less than six points allowed and no convictions for reckless or careless driving.
Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence with both oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with diverse populations.
Must be able to observe, detect, and identify individuals, safety hazards, and criminal elements with patrol areas.
Demonstrated strong customer service and teamwork skills.
Must be able to perform life-saving techniques such as CPR and First Aid.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to demonstrate basic keyboarding skills, and possess a basic knowledge of computers.
This position is a 100% regular appointment, and is 40 hours per week. The department is a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules may include nights, weekends, afternoons, holidays and unanticipated overtime.
Requirements include the ability to respond quickly to emergency situations which may not be familiar, ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, ability to work with appropriate safety gear including a ballistic vest, firearms, handcuffs, etc, and ability to physically and mentally perform the essential duties of the job.
Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or higher in criminal justice or related field.
Experience working in a college setting.
Work Schedule

This position will work any of the following shifts: Day shift (8am-4pm), Afternoon shift (4pm-midnight), or Midnight shift (midnight-8am). Shifts will vary and include work on weekends and holidays. Shifts are bid per the POAM collective bargaining agreement.

Additional Information

Duties/Essential Job Functions

Duties are performed in an office environment and in the field. In the field the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions. Candidates must have hearing, speaking and visual acuity to communicate with the general public. Candidates must also have the strength and ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain criminal offenders. Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs and over walls, run, bend, twist, reach, crawl through tight spaces, kneel in confided areas, sit for prolonged periods of time; move/push/pull or lift heavy objects/persons exceeding 50 lbs; subject to 24-hour on call for emergencies; great mental ability and problem solving skills will be used daily.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Type: Full-time

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