Description of Position Police Officers are responsible for patrolling property owned, leased, or operated by the Regents of the University of Minnesota; providing a safe environment for University students, staff, faculty, and visitors; responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; for enforcing applicable statutes and ordinances; for providing emergency medical assistance; for working with the University community to increase safety through collaboration, problem solving, and education; and other duties as assigned. Police officers may also be assigned to investigative or other specialty assignments such as bike patrol or motorcycle patrol.
Major Responsibilities: • 50% - Patrol assigned area on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or patrol car while interacting with the community and delivering service.* • 20% - Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.* • 10% - Direct automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on or near campus.* • 5% - Administer medical treatment when necessary.* • 5% - Issues traffic citations in University area; arrest violators of local ordinances and State and Federal statutes.* • 5% - Work with the University community to increase safety through collaborations, problem solving, and education.* • 5% - Other duties as assigned. * = Essential Functions of Position
Work Environment: The work is primarily performed on a large and urban university campus. Police Officers work in demanding and extreme physical environments and may be required to be in dangerous situations that pose a risk to their personal safety and health, such as incidents involving the threat of, or actual use of, a dangerous or deadly weapon by another individual. Police Officers must be able to work all times of the day and every day of the year. They must also be able to work in various types of weather and disasters conditions.
Please note this position is covered by the Law Enforcement Labor Services Bargaining Unit Contract.
A two or four-year degree from an education program certified by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board and remain actively licensed during employment. Police officers from other states must pass a reciprocity exam through the POST Board.
Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation as well as possess a valid U.S. Driver’s license with a good driving record.
Candidates who receive a conditional job offer must pass a psychological exam and a fitness for duty physical exam.
In addition, candidates who are hired must pass a physical readiness test consisting of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept2 Rower and scoring at or above the 60th percentile according to the candidate’s age, gender and weight prior to beginning field training.
Prior experience in a law enforcement agency. Candidates with prior sworn law enforcement experience are eligible to be hired at a higher starting pay step as well as participate in an abbreviated field training program.
Good interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated problem solving ability
Demonstrated community and customer focus
Experience in a multicultural community
Fluency in a second language
Experience in a campus law enforcement or campus security organization
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of criminal and motor vehicle laws and ordinances, case law, department and University policies and procedures, proper use of force techniques and standards, and knowledge of weapon use and abilities.
Ability to multi-task while patrolling an area and being vigilant of what is occurring around them, while also listening to a police radio and keeping track of what their fellow officers are doing and whether or not they need assistance.
Ability to communicate well with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups in a wide variety of situations.
Ability to act with authority in stressful situations in order to keep and/or maintain the peace.
Ability to lift heavy objects and individuals, run after individuals, use physical force to apprehend individuals, climb fences/walls and stairs, and operate a motor vehicle at extreme conditions.
Internal Number: 334806
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