Police Officer I

Job Title
Police Officer I
West Texas A&M University
University Police
Proposed Minimum Salary
$16.68 hourly
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
Perform police services to the campus community and surrounding area as governed by the existing mutual aid agreement. Complete the required in-service training and maintain necessary qualifications for police officer. Perform office and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Police supervisors.
Work Performed:
+ Patrols and answers calls for service on WTAMU property or surrounding areas as governed by existing Mutual Aid agreements.
+ Performs police services including, but not limited to, preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, arrests of offenders, accident investigations, foot patrol, non-police community services, and building and property security.
+ Conducts extra duty assignments as required and conduct field identification activities on incident scenes.
+ Serves warrants as required.
+ Completes required in-service education courses.
+ Maintains confidentiality in accordance with departmental policy.
+ Maintains necessary qualifications for police officer position.
+ Maintains satisfactory level of computer knowledge for necessary reporting and training.
+ Maintains 100% compliance with timely completion of required System, University and job-specific online training courses.
+ Displays tolerance necessary for accepting supervision for criticism of duty performance.
+ Supports administrative policy.
+ Other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ High school diploma or GED.
+ Be a United States Citizen.
+ Licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas and hold at least a TCOLE Basic certification or meet TCOLE Section 217.1 or must meet Peace Officer licensing Minimum Standards for Enrollment and Initial Licensure in the State of Texas.
+ Must have a valid driver?s license; must be able to obtain a State of Texas vehicle operator?s license within 30 days of employment and must qualify to operate a vehicle within the TAMUS guidelines. Ability to maintain TAMUS approval.
+ Ability to qualify with firearm approved for use by department's firearm's officer.
+ Honorably discharged from the US Military if served.
+ Must not be on court ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class C Misdemeanor.
+ Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense above the grade of Class C within the last five years.
+ Must never have been convicted at any time of a felony offense.
+ Must not have used illegal drugs in the last five years.
+ Must have a good driving record, with no more than three moving violations within the last three year.
+ Must have never been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined by the Federal Gun Control Act.
+ Ability to pass a physical and psychological exam.
+ Ability to pass a vision test of 20/40-20/100 with glasses or 20/100-20/200 corrected with contact lenses, correction must be to 20/30 in both eyes
+ Ability to meet required physical challenges consistent with a police officer with state and university police agencies.
+ Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
+ Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
+ Good written & verbal skills.
+ Good interpersonal communication skills.
+ Satisfactory computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Thirty college hours from an accredited college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. (Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned LE officer in the state of Texas or each year of active military duty may be substituted for 10 college hours.)
+ Two years LE experience.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Cover Letter
+ Resume
+ Three references
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one attachment may be uploaded. Once you have submitted your application, you may no longer add documents. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu.
Texas law requires that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.
Useful Links:
+ Benefits at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-benefits.aspx
+ Employment at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-employment.aspx
+ Holidays at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-holidays.aspx
+ Leave Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-leave-programs.aspx
+ Human Resources Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources.aspx
+ Retirement Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-retirement-programs.aspx WTAMU Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/
+ WTAMU Accessibility at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/web-accessibility.aspx
+ WTAMU Privacy Statement at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/privacy-statement.aspx
+ Human Resources Contacts at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-contact-us.aspx
+ University Contacts at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/contact-us.aspx

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