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Description

Job location: Commerce TAMUC


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-11-08
Req: R-025808
Job Title

Patrol Officer


Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce


Department

University Police


Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate


Job Location

Commerce, Texas


Job Type

Staff


Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

***********MUST BE TCOLE CERTIFIED TO BE CONSIDERED.**********

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:


- Cover Letter
- Resume/CV

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.


***********MUST BE TCOLE CERTIFIED TO BE CONSIDERED.**********


The Patrol Officer compensation is at $19.95 per hour / $41,496.00 annually.


SUMMARY:

The Patrol Officer, under general supervision, provides specialized professional law enforcement skills by giving service, information and aid to the university community and campus facilities as circumstances require, preventing crime, suppressing disturbances, investigating criminal offenses, and arresting offenders.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


- Patrols designated areas by vehicle, on foot, or by bicycle to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
- Responds to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, disturbances, assaults, robberies and other felonies and misdemeanors.
- Writes detailed reports on police-related activities. Interviews complainants and generates reports to be forwarded to CID or other departments as needed.
- Secures crime scenes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, and transports offenders.
- Be available to assist faculty, staff and students with general information inquiries or other needs.
- Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests, juvenile hearings, depositions, and similar proceedings.
- Serves arrest warrants, search warrants and other papers as required.
- Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or the potential for problems within an assigned area.
- Responsible for decisions as to the appropriate action necessary in accordance with rules, regulations, policies, federal , state and local laws.
- Recognizes and reports safety hazards.
- Develop and maintain required skills and certificates. Attends periodic training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms, and related subjects.
- Uses and properly cares for firearms and related police emergency equipment. Must wear and effectively utilize all department issued equipment, as well as, maintain provided uniform and equipment and present a professional appearance and image.
- Operate a motor vehicle safely while utilizing police radio and other emergency equipment. Operate and qualify with the department issued firearms, utilizing both hands, as well as with each hand individually. Operate office equipment, camera systems and field equipment such as security locking devices.
- Retain and retrieve information furnished in the form of bulletins, verbal reports and training.
- Project a professional image, both on duty and off, including the prudent use of social media; not appearing intoxicated in public; as well as other conduct unbecoming of the position.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


- Education: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: One (1) year of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer OR the equivalency of one of the following:Minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR

Minimum of one (1) year of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


- Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population. Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.
- Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid driver license and good driving record. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license. All system university police will be required to meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1.
- Physical Requirements: None
- Other Requirements: Background investigation and testing to include psychological examination required. May be required to submit to polygraph exam and drug testing. Due to the position you are applying for requires access to CJI systems, if it is found you have any of the following convictions on your criminal history report your application will be disqualified: Felony Conviction

Felony Deferred Adjudication

Class A Misdemeanor Conviction

Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication

Family Violence Conviction


Open arrest for any criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) will be disqualified until disposition. The following will be a disqualified for the amount of time listed:

Class B Misdemeanor Conviction – 10 years Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication – 10 years


PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Three years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer OR the equivalency of one of the following:


- Minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR
- Minimum of three (3) years of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.


SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

None


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus all employees are expected to facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The University has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


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.

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