Mississippi State University Police Department is charged with providing for the safety of all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who attend class, work, live, and visit our campus, and with the security of university buildings and property. The department provides a comprehensive array of law enforcement services through a dedicated staff of more than 34 sworn, state commissioned police officers and 16 full-time support personnel. All MSU Police Officers are certified by the Mississippi Peace Officers Minimum Standards Commission and have the same authorities and must meet the same expectations as law enforcement officers in any community. MSU Police Dept. is accredited by both CALEA and the MS Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Area of Specialization:
Campus Law Enforcement
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Patrols assigned area checking for crimes, prowlers, fires, or other unusual, suspicious, or hazardous occurrences. Notifies supervisor and/or proper authorities of unusual, suspicious, or hazardous events. Regulates pedestrian and vehicular traffic; investigates traffic accidents and completes appropriate reports; issues citations for traffic law violations; and assists with regulation of parking. Provides security for special university events. Apprehends, arrests, and files charges on suspects when appropriate. Testifies in court or at administrative hearings concerning violations and offenses. Provides escort for bank deposits or money transfers within the university. Completes oral and written or computerized reports related to department activities. Provides emergency services and temporary first aid treatment as required. Investigates incidents that are violations of the law, university's rules, or the Student Code of Conduct, or that may be of interest to the university. Provides motorist assists, escorts, or other non-emergency services as directed. Performs related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent. Must successfully complete training from the State Law Enforcement Academy. Must successfully complete the Field Training Officer Program. Good physical condition as evidenced by successfully passing a physical fitness assessment (see instructions for applying below for details). Must be able to pass a written assessment. Must be 21 years of age. Must be a US citizen. Must successfully pass a background investigation. Two years of successful work experience in a public-contact occupation. Must be able to work rotating shifts (including nights), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol. Must be able to deal with stressful situations, including life-threatening incidents. Must not object to using force against another person when legally justified.
Education beyond the minimum requirement. One year of prior law enforcement work experience. Knowledge and skill in computer applications.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Must be able to work rotating shifts (including nights), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol.
CERTIFIED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS A WRITTEN ASSESSMENT. The written assessment is tentatively scheduled on a continuing basis as we receive applications. Applicants only get two (2) opportunities to pass the written assessment within a 3 month period. Upon review of the applications, qualified candidates will be emailed detailed information about the required assessment. Along with the application, cover letter, and resume, A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION and documentation of a high school diploma (or equivalent) are both also required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502794
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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