Major Duties: General summary: Protects the University population and property from crime.- Responsible for safeguarding the physical well-being of persons and property in the University community.- Patrols the campus to provide police image and concentration of presence in specific and needed areas.- Investigates reports of criminal activities.- Locates, photographs, marks and stores evidence.- Apprehends perpetrators of crime, guards prisoners, assumes responsibility for the confinement, interrogation /interviewing of all parties involved in a criminal investigation and testifies in cases before various courts.- Provides and conducts crime prevention activities and informs and instructs the general public on ways they may protect themselves against criminal activity.- Checks and monitors the security of WMU buildings. Patrols buildings and checks for lapses in security, responding to alarms and taking the appropriate actions.- Secures buildings to prevent illegal entry or unauthorized subjects and identified/locates lost or stolen property.- Enforces all local and state traffic laws, monitors traffic flow, pursues, apprehends and issues citations for moving violations, investigates accidents and directs traffic when necessary.- Spends a portion of his/her shift enforcing University parking regulations.
Minimum Qualifications: - A high school education and certification by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or completion of/graduation from the Police Academy by January 01, 2022 and the ability to independently obtain MCOLES certification within a year from graduating from the Police Academy.- Applicants must have taken the EMPCO written exam no later than February 01, 2022. Details about the exam can be located at http:/www.empco.net/testing.- One (1) year of Michigan residency and a valid Michigan driver's license.- Knowledge of the criminal laws, vehicle code book and statutes.- Good verbal and written communication and human relations skills.- Ability to work variable hours and shifts.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.