Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application. Please make sure to include employment dates on the resume in Month/ Year format.
With minimal supervision from a police sergeant, a police officer with the Rice University Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property on the campus and any properties under the care, custody, and control of the university. During patrol duty, the police officer will respond to emergencies, enforce motor vehicle and criminal laws, respond to requests for assistance, investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity. A police officer will interact frequently with members of the university community in order to meet their expectations and may be called upon to work with other organizations and persons, internal and external to the Rice University Police Department, to coordinate smooth and effective operations and events.
Provides for campus safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, respond to requests for assistance and promoting good community relations
Prepares reports that document incidents and activities
Monitors, notes, reports, and investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area
Identifies, pursues, and arrests suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
Participates in training activities including classroom, seminar, or field training
Performs all other duties as assigned
Experience and Education Requirements
HS Diploma or equivalent
No experience required
Permanent license as a Peace Officer from TCOLE OR an out of state equivalent with the ability to qualify for TCOLE by date of employment
Valid Texas driver's license (or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment) with no more than three moving violations within the past 36 months, and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence within the past ten years
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively operate various communications and data storage devices
Ability to work effectively under pressure and in highly stressful and dangerous situations
Good situational judgment
Knowledge and application of the university parking and traffic regulations and Texas penal and traffic laws
Associate's degree or higher
Prior law enforcement experience; it is highly desirable that the experience be in a school environment
A comprehensive understanding of university or higher education culture
Ability to develop positive and productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.