Be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
Must possess a current Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) certification or meet the MPCTC requirements for recertification within 3 years of separation from a law enforcement agency.
Minimum of three years of law enforcement experience with a full-service Maryland police agency at the time of application.
Must successfully pass an oral interview panel and a background investigation including verification of qualifying credentials; a review of any criminal record; credit check and verification of at least three personal references.
Must successfully pass a medical examination and an emotional stability psychological fitness examination and polygraph examination.
Must successfully pass this Department's Campus Public Safety Officer Training program, including the 40 hours of classroom work and the 80 hours of on-the-job training with a certified field-training officer.
Must be able to communicate effectively with people in the college community by giving information and directions, mediating disputes, and advising of criminal and administrative processes. Additionally, must be able to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment.
Must be able to identify evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
Must possess a current driver's license, valid in the state of Maryland, have a good driving record and be capable of operating a public safety vehicle during both day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
Must be able to communicate effectively and coherently over public safety radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
Must be able to work flexible rotating hours, including evenings, nights, weekends, college closings, and required overtime due to staffing shortages.
Must be able to operate and utilize various types of police and public safety equipment; must demonstrate proficiency in the use of a handgun, handcuffs, O.C. spray, expandable baton, and any other equipment approved for use by the department.
Must be capable of gathering information in criminal investigations by interviewing, and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers, and following this, be able to prepare investigative and other reports, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
Maintenance of physical condition needed to effectively perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas.
Must be able to engage in public safety patrol functions that include such things as walking foot patrol and physically checking buildings, climbing flights of stairs, sitting or standing for long periods of time, physically push/pull large/heavy objects, pick up and or carry objects or equipment and perform lifesaving procedures.
Must successfully pass all mandatory annual in-service and retraining programs.
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE BECAUSE OF ITS' IMPORTANCE TO THE COLLEGE. THE EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO WORK 52 WEEKS A YEAR, EXCEPT FOR EARNED ANNUAL AND SICK LEAVE.
THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PAID OVERTIME.
THIS POSITION SERVES AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE COLLEGE, AND IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY GOVERNMENT.
The expected duration of this selection process is approximately 6 weeks from the closing date of this announcement. No individual shall be refused employment consideration on the basis of past performance in the competition for Lateral College Police officer positions (or any other employment opportunity offered by the Anne Arundel Community College). All applicants who may have previously applied for a Lateral College Police officer position shall be allowed to reapply to be interviewed and reevaluated.
Two years of college preferred.
For more information or to apply, please visit https://aacc.hiretouch.com
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.