Note to Applicants: UAPD is beginning the process to create a list of candidates for police officer positions.
The application process involves many activities and normally occurs over a three month period. Once applications are submitted and reviewed for minimum screening requirements, applicants must successfully pass the police officer recruit examination and PT assessment. The exam will be held on TBD. Applicants who meet the minimum screening requirements will receive a follow up email within 5 to 7 business days of applying and will be asked to reserve a spot for the online exam. The PT Assessment will be on TBD at the APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy. Successful applicants will then be scheduled to appear before an applicant review board. The applicants will be ranked on a list according to the combined scores from the written examination and the officer review panel.
If an applicant fails to achieve the minimum standard of any portion of the selection process, the applicant may reapply for consideration during the next recruitment cycle.
Please be aware that it is the applicant's responsibility to advise the University of Alabama Recruitment Office and UAPD of any changes in address, phone numbers, email, etc.
For additional details about the recruitment process visit the UAPD Recruitment web page at https://police.ua.edu/recruitment or send an email to email@example.com
Job Summary: The police officer, with moderate supervision, performs law enforcement duties and provides services that enable the University of Alabama to achieve its mission. Duties and responsibilities include responding to calls for service; performing preventive patrol; meeting with complainants/victims, completing incident/offense reports and conducting preliminary investigations; investigating vehicular/pedestrian accidents and completing required reports; testifying in court on criminal, traffic and/or civil matters; operating radio and emergency equipment in accordance with established departmental procedures; conducting security checks of facilities and grounds; directing traffic; attending in-service and specialized training; and performing any other task necessary for the University to accomplish its mission.
Additional Department Summary: The Police Officer will work day, evening, night shift to include weekends, and holidays as assigned which may include voluntary or mandatory overtime.
Required Minimum Qualifications: High school degree or equivalent. Successfully passing a police officer recruit exam, a physical agility and physical ability examinations, review panel and a comprehensive background check. Physical Agility exam includes running the course and completing the following requirements within 90 seconds: push a vehicle on a level surface; climb a six-foot wall; climb through a window-like metal structure; walk a balance beam; drag a 165 lb. dummy. Physical Ability exam includes completing 22 pushups within one minute, 25 sit-ups within one minute and completing a 1.5 mile run within 15 minutes and 28 seconds. United States citizen or permanent resident. For those that have been in the Armed Forces, an honorable discharge from military service. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier. Must be able to perform foot patrol and work outside in all weather conditions. Must be able to work day, evening or night shift to include weekends and holidays. Must be able to work various overtime events, both voluntary and mandatory, based on the needs of the department and the university community. Conditional Hire/Pre-Employment Requirements: Complete a psychological assessment. Drug screen. Post-Hire Requirements: Successful completion of the recruit orientation training. Successful completion of the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission’s academy within six months of employment; or a certificate verifying the successful completion of the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission’s academy. Successful completion of the University of Alabama Police Department’s field training and evaluation program. After completion of these phases, the position has a 1040-hour probationary period of solo field assignment duty.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Written Test; Physical; Psychological Test. Final candidate must submit to and successfully pass a post offer drug test.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to learn and utilize computer software designed for law enforcement. Good attention to detail. Good communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to use good judgement and make effective decisions. Ability to work with a diverse population. Ability to demonstrate courage and take responsibility. Demonstrated ability to maintain professionalism when dealing with conflict. UA Core Competencies: Ethics/Integrity; Student/Customer Focused; Self-Development; Collaborating/Building Relationships; Adaptability/Flexibility
Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education or 5 years of continuous work experience as a sworn law enforcement official. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Foreign language and culture skills and/or experience. Experience working in a community-oriented policing environment with an emphasis on service in a higher education environment/community.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Internal Number: 511667
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