University Police Officer Trainee

Wichita State University -

JOB LINK: https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/13917

Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities
Patrols University grounds and buildings, streets, etc., patrolling efforts are determined by the supervisor and may include patrolling by foot, bicycle, and vehicle. Safety patrols are designed to maintain public safety, prevent crime, enforce the law and traffic infractions, apprehend criminal offenders, and prevent and respond to violations of University and State of Kansas policies and regulations; responds to calls for help or emergency situations within the approved area of jurisdiction as defined by Kansas statute; calls for help or emergency situations may require officers running up building stairs, chasing offenders on foot or the use of great physicality in subduing offender(s); or defending against physical aggression;
Utilizes and employs the appropriate law enforcement response in all situations. Interacts with University community members and other citizens within the jurisdiction of the University Police Department in an appropriate manner to further efforts to provide for public safety; prevent crime; and ensure compliance with University and State of Kansas policies and regulations ; provides crime prevention presentations.
Performs all law enforcement related duties and responsibilities concerning the enforcement, detection, apprehension, and investigation of alleged criminal behavior within the University Police jurisdiction, as provided by Kansas law and provided in training approved or within guidelines recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or the University Police Department. Through observation, information gathering, and analysis, determines when to initiate criminal investigations and when and how to initiate proper and lawful warrant or warrantless arrests. Prepares appropriate written documentation of investigative efforts, consistent with departmental policies, procedures, regulations, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Follows all departmental policies and common police practices and standards in the identification, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.
Locks and unlocks exterior doors on campus buildings and other interior doors as directed, in order to provide for the security of buildings and the property located within those buildings, consistent with departmental and university policies. Special building reservations may require additional locking and unlocking services.
Provides special customer services as requested, such as, jump starts for dead batteries, assistance entering locked vehicles to retrieve vehicle keys, limited assistance with disabled automobile tires, providing assistance getting gas for stranded motorists, and provide escort service for faculty/staff and students on campus.
Directs and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic, when appropriate, to insure public safety. Investigates and properly documents traffic-related investigations. Enforces appropriate parking and traffic laws and University regulations.
Cross-trained to perform dispatcher duties, when needed. Performs all generally accepted duties and responsibilities associated with law enforcement officers. Maintains certified law enforcement officer status as required by statute and department/university (completes yearly training requirements and other mandated training requirements and certifications).

Minimum Education
High School Diploma by hire date.
Minimum Experience
Knowledge of the principles of police work.
Knowledge of general law enforcement procedures.
Ability to express one’s self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written orders.
Ability to maintain an acceptable level of physical condition.
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to accurately recall and to verbally present information concisely
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Knowledge of modern police methods and procedures.
Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and pertinent ordinances and laws.
Knowledge of physical location assigned, including buildings, streets, and areas where more than police attention may be required.
Knowledge of first aid and skill in its application.
Knowledge of the rights of the criminally accused.
Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques.
Knowledge of the laws governing search and seizure.
Knowledge of state and federal criminal law.
Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Knowledge of surveillance techniques.
Knowledge of the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage.
Knowledge of state and local motor vehicle laws.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with other employee’s, subordinates, and the public.
Ability to analyze situations promptly and accurately, and to quickly adopt prompt,
effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
Ability to use and care for police equipment, including firearms and motor vehicles.
Ability to qualify with duty weapon on a regular basis.
Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.
Ability to work independently with or without detailed supervision.
Ability to interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.
Ability to evaluate the relative importance of all information received.
Ability to remain alert over long periods of time.
Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.
Ability to read and comprehend written material for application to daily work.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to work long hours under difficult and arduous conditions.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Valid driver’s license
Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.
Must complete and receive CJIS and NCIC certification within 6 months of employment or hire will be terminated
Additional Information
At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).
Providing false or misleading statements within this application, whether intentional or not, will result in permanent removal from the application process.
For the purposes of this application, “conviction” includes rendering of judgement by a military court martial pursuant to the uniform code of military justice, by a court of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction in any state, whether or not expunged; and any diversion agreement entered into for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any diversion agreement entered into on or after July 1, 1995, for a felony.
All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU vision, mission, and values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought, and experience
Location Wichita, KS – WSU Main Campus
Salary Information
Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate $17.51 hr
Eligible for Shift Differential? Yes
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Position Description Information
Preferred Education
Completion of a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission or KS-CPOST
Preferred Experience
One year experience in general law enforcement.
Education in criminal justice, fire science, or law enforcement may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
For what purpose, with whom and how frequently are contacts made with the public, other employees or officials?
Police Officers interact with community members, university employees and officials on a daily basis. The nature and context of those contacts occur for all possible reasons due to the nature of their employment as recognized guardians within the community. Human behavior is dynamic and varied, which results in Police Officers initiating or being called upon to initiate contact with people within their police jurisdiction for any possible reason.

Regular Hours of Work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift with various days off, depending on the needs of the department
Environmental Factors
The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible

List machines or equipment used regularly in the work of this position. Indicate the frequency which they are used.
Motor vehicles, T-3 electric vehicle, computers and hardware, police radio systems, telephones, and other office equipment, firearms, batons, mace, handcuffs, and other police specific equipment.

Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Patrols University grounds and buildings, streets, etc., patrolling efforts are determined by the supervisor and may include patrolling by foot, bicycle, and vehicle. Safety patrols are designed to maintain public safety, prevent crime, enforce the law and traffic infractions, apprehend criminal offenders, and prevent and respond to violations of University and State of Kansas policies and regulations; responds to calls for help or emergency situations within the approved area of jurisdiction as defined by Kansas statute; calls for help or emergency situations may require officers running up building stairs, chasing offenders on foot or the use of great physicality in subduing offender(s); or defending against physical aggression;

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 25
Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Utilizes and employs the appropriate law enforcement response in all situations. Interacts with University community members and other citizens within the jurisdiction of the University Police Department in an appropriate manner to further efforts to provide for public safety; prevent crime; and ensure compliance with University and State of Kansas policies and regulations; provides crime prevention presentations

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20
Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Performs all law enforcement related duties and responsibilities concerning the enforcement, detection, apprehension, and investigation of alleged criminal behavior within the University Police jurisdiction, as provided by Kansas law and provided in training approved or within guidelines recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or the University Police Department. Through observation, information gathering, and analysis, determines when to initiate criminal investigations and when and how to initiate proper and lawful warrant or warrantless arrests. Prepares appropriate written documentation of investigative efforts, consistent with departmental policies, procedures, regulations, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Follows all departmental policies and common police practices and standards in the identification, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20
Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Locks and unlocks exterior doors on campus buildings and other interior doors as directed, in order to provide for the security of buildings and the property located within those buildings, consistent with departmental and university policies. Special building reservations may require additional locking and unlocking services

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Provides special customer services as requested, such as, jump starts for dead batteries, assistance entering locked vehicles to retrieve vehicle keys, limited assistance with disabled automobile tires, providing assistance getting gas for stranded motorists, and provide escort service for faculty/staff and students on campus

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Proposed Job Duties
Responsibility / Duty
Directs and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic, when appropriate, to insure the public safety. Investigates and properly documents traffic-related investigations. Enforces appropriate parking and traffic laws and University regulations

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10

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