Police Officer Position Description

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Primary Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the primary responsibilities of a Police Officer are to:

  • Protect students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Enforce laws and traffic regulations.
  • Apprehend violators.
  • Provide general information and assistance to the public.
  • Assist in investigations.

Primary Work Assignments

Police Officers also may be assigned primary work assignments that include:

  • Patrol campus buildings and grounds by foot or by vehicle.
  • Control crowds during assemblies or disturbances.
  • Guard property.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts and disturbances of the peace.
  • Gather evidence.
  • Make arrests and appear in court, as required.
  • Enforcing parking regulations and issuing traffic citations.
  • Administering first aid to injured persons.
  • Guarding or transporting cash funds.

Additional Work Assignments

Police Officers may also receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include:

  • Range master
  • Field training
  • Defensive tactics instruction
  • Bicycle patrol
  • Special evidence technician
  • Crime prevention specialist
  • Community relations programs
  • Member of a critical response unit.