Positions in this banded class perform law enforcement work at a University campus or other State facility. With full powers of arrest, positions enforce the laws of the State and the United States Government. Positions have law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. Work involves patrolling an assigned area for response to complaints or calls for detection of violations in the enforcement of State laws and applicable regulations. Duties include apprehending observed violators committing offenses, investigating violations or complaints to assess and handle cases, collecting and preservation of evidence and the chain of custody, testifying in court proceedings, and performing related work. Positions may serve as a patrol officer, detective squad member, crime prevention officer, or in some police organizations as a lead officer on an assigned shift.
Positions at this level have an advanced level of training and experience compared to the Police Officer positions.
Master Police Officer I: Candidates will have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and six years of experience as a sworn local, state, or federal law enforcement officer. An advanced degree (JD, Masters, Doctorate) reduces the minimum experience required by one year. The recruitment salary for this level is $60,016.
Minimum of High School diploma or GED.
At least probationary certification from the NC CJETSC as a commissioned police officer and successful completion of the appointing agency’s designated field training program for newly appointed Campus Police Officers.
Note: Lateral hires who are already certified NC law enforcement officers and not first hired as a Police Officer Trainee may be assigned this classification conditional on successful completion of the field training program designated by the Agency Head. Out-of-state lateral hires must be NC CJETSC certification eligible.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Candidate must meet physical and psychological requirements of the North Carolina Criminal Education and Standards Commission, which includes a physical exam, psychological exam, and drug test.
Ability to subdue resisting suspects and effect forcible arrest
Ability to defend oneself
Ability to operate law enforcement vehicle
Pursue fleeing suspects
Perform searches of people and buildings
Exercise independent judgement
Apply appropriate use-of-force options
Comprehend legal documents (i.e., citations, affidavits, and warrants)
Command emergency personnel at accidents, emergencies, and disasters
Willing to work day and night shift assignments
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act.
This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Coordinator and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.