The Department of Public Safety (DPS) University Police Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the OHSU community, including all OHSU members, patients, and visitors, as well as all OHSU resources, facilities, and property within the Officer\u2019s assigned area(s) of responsibility. The University Police Officer may carry out these duties under the direct supervision of the shift Operations Lieutenant, shift Sergeant, or other DPS management, but will also be capable of effectively carrying out these responsibilities with minimal or no direct supervision, when necessary.
The University Police Officer is trained in accordance with applicable DPSST (Department of Public Safety Standards and Training) requirements, applicable state law, and OHSU Public Safety departmental policy to exercise the authorities of a police officer.
The University Police Officer will act at all times in support of the University\u2019s mission and goals, and is expected to exercise his/her authorities in support of the University, and in a manner consistent with the University\u2019s strategic plans, University policies, departmental policies, and in a manner supportive of the University\u2019s unique culture.
The University Police Officer is expected to demonstrate enthusiastic support for the policies, procedures, vision, mission, priorities, and goals of the DPS and the University at all times.
While the University Police Officer has a unique role at the University, and in the law enforcement community, the Officer\u2019s primary responsibility is to support and continually do their best to improve the partnership between the DPS and all other University departments, as well as external law enforcement agencies while ensuring the safety and security of the campus.
The University Police Officer will follow the established chain of command by bringing information, requests, concerns, etc. first to his/her immediate supervisor whenever possible before moving to senior DPS management and/or higher levels of OHSU management.
The University Police Officer is subject to recall at any time to assist in any emergency that may be critical to the full time operation of the hospital, response to a hazard or emergency, or in relief of other OHSU Public Safety staff.
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