The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Police Officer II .
Perform all duties normally associated with employment as a licensed police officer; including, preventive patrol, arrest, search & seizure, traffic enforcement, crash investigation, public safety and service, investigation of criminal incidents, and maintaining public order on the university campus and surrounding area. Work involves patrolling day and night all campus areas, buildings and parking lots. Police Officers must exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with violators of laws and University regulations. Police Officers may be required to work special assignments, special events or be on call.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Conducts regular patrols inside and outside of buildings, parking lots, and around the campus grounds to watch for criminal activity, unsecured buildings, fires, and any other unusual conditions or irregularities.
Investigates reports of criminal behavior and university regulations.
Arrests violators and files appropriate charges where and when such action is appropriate.
Issues citations for parking and traffic violations.
Conducts traffic accident investigations.
Prepares written and oral reports on completed investigative activities and calls.
Testifies in criminal/civil court, administrative hearings and other required venues.
Enforces traffic laws and directs traffic upon area public streets.
Protects lives and property.
Performs other duties as directed by the Chief of Police or police supervisory personnel.
Observes safety and security measures appropriate to work performed and work supervised.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
Must have a High School diploma or GED.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Licensed in Texas as a Basic Police Officer or above with a minimum of two years of post-academy police experience; qualify for licensure as a Basic Police Officer or above under the rules and regulations of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), and have two or more years of post-academy police experience.
Be of good moral character and able to furnish acceptable character references.
Understand and be willing to abide by the Police Officers Code of Ethics.
Be physically able to perform police officer (Law Enforcement) duties.
Possess valid Texas Driver’s License or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
Able to work long or irregular hours, on various and changing shifts, sometimes under severe emotional stress and inclement weather.
Exercise good judgment and to utilize tact and courtesy when working with the public under frequently stressful conditions.
Able to react quickly and effectively under emergency (high stress) situations.
Demonstrate professional demeanor and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
Lateral entry incumbents must be either currently employed as a police officer in Texas or other state or federal jurisdiction acceptable to the university or have less than a twelve (12) month break in service.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Internal Number: STA - 201000000608
About University of North Texas at Dallas
UNT is a public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world.This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.