The AACC Certified Police Officer is tasked to protect life and property at AACC. The Officer completes diligent vehicle and foot patrols of the campus parking lots, streets, and sports fields, campus buildings, classrooms, labs, offices, streets, fields, and parking lots, conduct criminal and traffic investigations, investigate crimes, write reports, interview and interrogate suspects, make full custody arrests, collect and preserve evidence, testify in court, maintain building security, enforce Criminal Law, Civil Law, Education Article, Maryland Traffic Law and Student Code of Conduct, train for active shooters, barricades, suicides and hostage situations, respond to despondent individuals, domestic violence incidents, Title IX and Cleary Act incidents. Officers interact with persons experiencing mental health crisis, and work toward resolutions. Officers provide First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Medical and Combat Care to the sick and injured, perform vehicle jump starts, lock outs. Each officer must maintain updated and thorough knowledge of the laws and college policies. Officers must work in all weather/hazardous conditions. Officers patrol with a Community Policing attitude but maintain physical and mental readiness for traditional law enforcement. Officers act as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Shift Commander. Officer will then direct and supervise staff. Firearms and defensive tactics proficiency are required. Officers inspect and maintain equipment and college police vehicles.
Must successfully pass all mandatory annual in-service and retaining programs. This position has been designated as an essential employee because of its importance on the college. The employee is required to work 52 weeks a year except for earned annual and sick leave.
The AACC Police Officer protects life and property for persons on the college campus. He completes diligent vehicle patrols of the campus parking lots, streets, and sports fields; foot patrols of campus buildings,classrooms, labs, offices, streets,fields, and parking lots. They enforce Criminal Law, Civil Law, Education Article, Maryland Traffic Law and Student Code of Conduct.
Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations. They interview and interrogate suspects and make full custody arrests. They collect and preserve evidence. Firearms and defensive tactics proficiency are required. Officers must receive instruction and gain access to: MVA database, National Crime Information Center, Report Exec report software, Data tel Student database, J-Portal for warrant checks, E-Tickets for Maryland Traffic tickets, and Automated Crash Reporting System.
Officers maintain building security by locking and unlocking campus property. Police Officers provide First Aid, CPR, Emergency Medical and Combat Casualty Care to the sick and injured. Officers provide jump starts, lock outs, tire changes, and assistance to pets or children locked in cars. Officers enforce the smoking policy, assist AA County police with traffic control and direction as needed, identify and contain Hazmat spills on or near campus, and provides traffic control for community functions held on campus.
Officers interact with persons experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, and work toward a resolution. College Police Officers must present with a Community Policing attitude but maintain physical and mental readiness for traditional law enforcement.
Firearms and defensive tactics proficiency are required. Officers train for and respond to despondent individuals, active shooters, barricades, and hostage situations. Each must maintain an updated and thorough knowledge of laws and college policies they enforce.
Police officers act as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Shift Commander. They direct and supervise staff in that case.
High school diploma or GED required.
Must possess a current Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPTC) certification or meet the MPCTC requirements for recertification within 3 years of separation from a law enforcement agency.
Three years of law enforcement experience
Clean police record
Effective oral communication skills.
Must be 21 years old. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must pass Oral Interview. Must pass a polygraph, physical examination including a stress test and a psychological evaluation. Must undergo an extensive background investigation and drug screen.
Must possess a valid Maryland Driver's License and have a good driving record and be capable of operating a Public Safety Police vehicle during both day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits,in congested traffic,and in unsafe road conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
Must be able to operate and utilize various types of police 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 able to work flexible rotating hours, including evenings,nights,weekends,college closings, and required overtime due to staffing shortages. 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
Knowledge skills and ability in tactics and weaponry. Trained in Active Shooter, breaching doors, tactical movement.
Experience in a higher education environment. Knowledge of Title IV, Clery Act, FERPA and Violence Against Women Act.
Advanced Medical Training. Familiarity with facilities and maintenance equipment and procedures.
Knowledge skills and ability to educate the college community in crime prevention and self-defense.
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Anne Arundel Community College
With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 51,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county. In 2012, the college opened the 30,000-square-foot Center for Cyber and Professional Training in Hanover, which houses 13 specialized labs, a testing center and faculty support space. Located in Anne... Arundel County near historic Annapolis - home to the U.S. Naval Academy – AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore. To learn more, visit www.aacc.edu.