Campus Safety Officer


Widener University -


Campus Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety and general well being of all University community members, safe-guarding university property and enforcing university policies and rules. Emphasis will be on fostering good community relations and providing professional service. Officers must conduct themselves in a professional manner and display courtesy to all individuals with whom they have contact.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties

Officers are assigned to a specific shift. They are responsible to patrol the specific area of assignment, which may be a patrol area, foot patrol, vehicle patrol, parking lot, dormitory, Headquarters or other assignments as directed by supervisors

Patrols university building and grounds; examines entrances, windows and internal doors to determine that they are secure.

Responds to reports of irregularities such as fire hazards, facilities malfunctions, physical altercations, accidents and criminal activities. Notifies dispatcher if police, fire or ambulance units are required.

Assists supervisors in campus safety investigations.

Prepares reports accurately and objectively detailing incidents on campus.

Escorts university community members to/from buildings and parking lots. Provides emergency transportation for university community.

Issues verbal warning and parking tickets.

Interact with local and state police officials.

Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

Job Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent

A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a customer service or security related field.

Valid Driver’s License

Must have the ability to interact professionally with the public.

Must successfully pass a criminal background check to include the PA Criminal PA Child Abuse and FBI.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
The ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (Shift is up to 8 hours).

The ability to walk up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings.

The ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions.

The ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time both inside and outside of buildings.

The ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

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