The Police Officer in Training, under supervision, receives classroom instruction and on-the-job training in the Prairie View A&M University Police Department.
Works under general supervision of a police sergeant or lieutenant; patrols property under the jurisdiction of PVAMU in Waller County by bicycle or foot.
Interacts with public day-to-day contact. Provide escorts service in safety and emergency situations, assist state, county, and city law enforcement authorities as requested. Responds to emergency calls and takes appropriate action; provides assistance to other law enforcement and community departments or agencies
Investigates illegal and suspicious activities, persons and establishments, causes and results of accidents. Takes reports and performs preliminary investigations; enforces all criminal laws and violations of the Criminal Penal Code of the state of Texas.
Functions as training coordinator to ensure compliance with state TCOLE training mandates. Also, functions as Victim Assistance Coordinator for the department.
Reports all violations, rules and regulations of PVAMU; provides assistance to the public whenever possible.
Prevents crime, suppresses disturbances, issues citations, and testifies in Justice of the Peace Court, County/District Courts, and student judicial hearings. Guards and transports prisoners.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma.
Two years of full-time employment. (NOTE: full-time employment experience does not have be in law enforcement to be considered as this an an entry level position)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population.
Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Must have a State of Texas class 'C' vehicle operator's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
Must be in excellent physical health and stamina. Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
Successful completion of field training program.
Applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment.
Applicant must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.
Job Posting Close Date:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-015883
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.