This is a sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through enforcement of laws, ordinances, and policy. Work involves responding to emergency and non-emergency police calls for service, responsibility for performing assigned police work of varying difficulty utilizing community oriented/problem solving techniques which include community engagement, resource development, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, detection and investigation, apprehension of violators, preservation of order, and related police functions.
Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Current MCOLES certification or certifiable pending academy graduation Possession of a valid driver's license Possession of the physical capabilities necessary to perform the duties of the position Ability to successfully complete training to become a certified LEIN computer system operator Demonstrated ability to accurately complete written reports Must possess maturity of judgment and ability to act with tact and restraint while utilizing resolutions techniques Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image
Bachelor's Degree One year of increasingly responsible work experience in public safety Experience working in a higher education environment
Duties & Responsibilities
The essential duties of the patrol officer are divided into nine main functional areas: communication, decision-making, staff assistance, investigation/interrogation, planning and organizing, patrolling, controlling situations, equipment used, and policies and procedures. Communication Activities Interacts and communicates with the public, co-workers, staff, students, and other police departments Reports complaints, unusual and/or hazardous conditions, broken/damaged equipment and other emergency information Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording Completes daily logs/work records Dispatches personnel to calls for service May testify in court Decision-Making Activities Reviews facts, literature, law books, etc., to draw conclusions regarding if laws have been broken or to determine if an arrest is warranted Observes and analyzes situations to determine appropriate responses Uses evidence collected at accident and emergency scenes to draw valid conclusions Reviews policy and procedural guidelines, manuals, and department records to determine appropriateness and conformance with rules and regulations Makes decisions on whether to terminate a vehicle pursuit Staff Assistance Activities Provides back up for other officers Provides general assistance to other police officers, supervisors and other agencies Assists new officers in adapting to the department and instructs them in policing techniques Assists others in specialized areas of professional police work Investigation and Interrogation Activities Investigates crimes and motor vehicle accidents Reviews criminal and non-criminal reports Collects evidence at accident and crime scenes by photographing, recording information, drawing diagrams and lifting fingerprints Administers blood alcohol, chemical and/or urine tests Fingerprints people Seizes and/or transports vehicles, evidence and/or property Applies for and verifies warrants Follows up on pending case investigations May coordinate investigation process Interviews victims and witnesses Interrogates criminal suspects and prisoners Planning and Organizing Activities Develops plans to accomplish work Organizes time to meet assignment deadlines Patrolling Activities Patrols campus Locates emergency scenes Cites for traffic and other law violations Completes accident reports Assists motorists with car problems Directs and controls traffic Controls parking at special events Cleans and fuels patrol car Provides security during transportation of large sums of cash and/or other valuables Maintains key control and/or access to secure and restricted locations Provides 24-hour escort service to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the university Controlling Situations/Activities Protects property from unnecessary damage Calms distraught persons at emergency scenes Responds to violence and crime scenes Responds to disturbance calls Enforces laws and coverage of special events such as sporting events and concerts Restrains suspects and makes arrests when appropriate Provides medical assistance to the injured or sick Establishes barricades around event parameters Performs crown control activities Participates in building checks Equipment Use Patrol officers may use the following machines and equipment: Telecommunication equipment (e.g., phone, CB) Radar gun Handcuffs Video/audio recording equipment (e.g., copier, facsimile, computer) Emergency/first aid equipment (e.g., defibrillator, fire extinguisher) Gun Baton Chemical substance (e.g., pepper spray) Security checking devices Policies and Procedures In addition to the above activities, patrol officers are required to follow department rules and regulations. These include: Keeping appointments with interdepartmental meetings, court dates, pre-trial conferences, and training sessions Maintaining standards of appearance such as uniform, well groomed hair and hygiene and physical fitness Completing legal forms and documents Obeying state laws and department regulations under normal and emergency situations Participating in training Provides security and protection services to the community by patrolling assigned areas or buildings to enforce policies and procedures, which may include security of individual building/stationary locations Responds to emergencies by assessing the situation, employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment to remedy and/or maintain control May require incumbent to provide on-site lead supervision over student service officers who may be present Deters, restrains and/or arrests individuals attempting to inflict physical harm on themselves or others or to commit criminal acts Completes necessary administrative form/reports related to incidents and/or arrests, to include gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses and organizing it in a logical written form Assists security director and/or lieutenant to conduct investigations or special projects as requested Maintains regular communication with student service officers to obtain information about unusual and/or suspicious situations Appears in court regarding incidents that occur in the university community when necessary Provides traffic control during scheduled activities or during emergency situations as necessary Enforces parking rules and regulations Provides emergency first aid and/or CPR to injured persons, or assists in the transportation of ill or injured persons when necessary Attends internal and/or external training courses, classes and seminars to further develop protection service skills and knowledge Provides basic information and directions to students, faculty, staff and/or the general public Provides superiors with daily activity reports/summaries related to the overall training and performance of student service officers Maintains positive relations with external law enforcement agencies to obtain or exchange relevant protection service information Provides programs and presentations which promote safety and security to students, faculty and staff Performs other work-related duties as requested
Message to Applicants
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
Applicants pending academy graduation will be considered, starting rate of pay $22.95/hour until MCOLES certification is confirmed.
Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Employee Group Police
Pay Range $25.50 - $29.58
Division Finance and Administrative Services
Department Police Department
Position Status Regular
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule 84 hour pay period/12 hour shifts
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.
EEO Statement CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sexbased stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).
CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.