The Police Officer provides safety and protection of personnel and property, and eliminate and deter all criminal activities for the University and surrounding areas. This position patrols an assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Patrols the campus to deter crime and maintains building security.
Patrols parking facilities to prevent theft and vandalism and to issue citations as appropriate.
Apprehends, arrests, and files charges against criminal suspects when appropriate.
Regulates pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigates traffic accidents and files preliminary accident reports.
Responds to security alarms and check for intruders and burglars.
Performs building checks to ensure doors are locked, windows closed, and lights turned on or off as appropriate.
Provides security for special University events; provide security escort for students and employees.
Assist or present training for the campus community and community service officers as requested.
Provides assistance to the Community Relations Programs Unit as assigned.
Works in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies when required.
Complies with the policies and procedures as set forth by the University and Campus Police
Maintains annually, a satisfactorily completion of all training required by P.O.S.T.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of security or police experience. Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license in order to drive a patrol car. Must meet the minimum standards for pre-employment as stated by The Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission; must be a U.S. citizen; pass a physical and psychological exam; consent to a pre-employment background investigation and fingerprints; and qualify to carry a firearm; must be able to work rotating shifts. Must have the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds; possess good verbal and written communication skills.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Candidate must be POST certified or become POST certified within six (6) months of hire date. Must possess a valid Tennessee driver's license or a valid license from a neighboring state, if resident of that state, and must maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment. (LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.