Under general supervision performs the duties of a Police Officer. Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such as crime prevention, re-certification, instructing criminal investigations or special events.
Patrols designated areas by vehicle and foot to identify and report safety hazards, detect violations of laws and ordinances, and identify wanted vehicles, persons, and unusual conditions. Maintains a visible presence to deter crime.
Responds to calls for emergency service, evaluates the situation and determines appropriate course of action. Performs crowd control; responds to emergency situations; administers emergency medical aid.
Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements; collects, preserves, and processes evidence.
Conducts surveillance and serves warrants and summonses. Performs searches and detains suspicious vehicles and persons. Arrests, searches, restrains, transports, guards, and processes violators.
Interacts with campus community and establishes rapport with public.
Mediates disputes and provides advice on legal rights and processes.
Performs crisis mediation with persons involved in domestic and civil disputes, suicide, or hostage situations.
Operates a variety of communication equipment to obtain, report, and verify information.
Prepares and completes a variety of detailed reports and forms to support investigations.
Prepares cases; appears and testifies in court.
Enforces laws, ordinances, and institutional regulations.
Directs traffic, investigates accidents, determines cause and takes appropriate action.
Inspects and maintains assigned equipment including firearms and clothing. Operates and utilizes various types of law enforcement equipment such as firearms and other self-defense tools and criminal detection devices.
Assists in the training and directs the activities of law enforcement and other support personnel.
Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such as: crime prevention, re-certification instruction, criminal investigations, or special events.
High School Diploma or GED
Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program.
Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class are required to maintain certification as specified by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
Coppin State University is a fully accredited institution and member of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1900, Coppin is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. Coppin offers 33 Bachelor...’s and 11 Master’s degree programs and a Doctoral degree program in nursing with approximately 3000 students enrolled in day, evening, on-line, and weekend undergraduate and graduate courses. Coppin is a primarily commuter University with approximately 600 student residents.