Code
4202
PCLS
C7011
Pay Grade
121
Exempt
No
ORP
No
EEO Code
7
Title
Police Officer
Description

Responsible position involving the safeguarding of human lives and personal and public property, through the enforcement of criminal laws, ordinances, traffic laws, and the enforcement of University regulations which specifically pertain to the behavior and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Involves patrolling in patrol vehicles and on foot, all campus areas and surrounding jurisdiction, by day and night, to detect crimes, and to watch for fires and other conditions which might lead to the loss of life or property. Reports directly to the Police Sergeant under the general supervision of the Chief of Police.

Examples

Makes regular patrols inside and outside of buildings and around the campus grounds to watch for criminal activity, unsecured buildings, fires, steam, gas or water leaks, and for any other unusual conditions or irregularities. Investigates disturbances and other complaints. Makes arrests and files appropriate charges, where and when such action is required by law, issues citations for parking and traffic violations. Makes traffic accident investigations. Secures compliance with laws and university rules and regulations.

Physical Condition

Must have the physical and mental ability to properly carry out the duties and responsibilities of a commissioned police officer of Midwestern State University, to include the ability to speak and hear clearly. Must also meet the vision requirement establish by TCOLE and have the physical use of all extremities in order to physically restrain or apprehend individuals when necessary.

Experience

Must meet and maintain peace officer licensure requirements as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) by date of hire.  

Knowledge

General knowledge of state and local laws with the ability to apply them. Ability to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations. Ability to demonstrate tact and courtesy, even under stress. Must exercise good judgment when meeting and dealing with the campus community and public.  

Education

Must meet minimum education and training requirements for peace officer licensure through TCOLE by date of hire. High School graduation or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Additional Requirements

Required to work rotating shifts to include nights and weekends.  Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. Must have good moral character and support a fair and consistent application of the law. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and exhibit courtesy and professionalism. Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. *Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. *Regular reliable attendance is required. * This is a security sensitive position and requires satisfactory completion of a background check. * Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX.

Serves as a member of the University’s Incident Command Structure during times of emergency or disaster and maintains appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications/trainings.

Last Updated 04-21-2022