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Police Officer

Police Officer—Job Standard

Job Family: Service
Series: Protective Services
Job Code: 6203
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: TM

This title is part of a career progression within the Protective Services Series consisting of Police Officer and Police Officer Senior.


Job Overview

Perform enforcement activities and provide routine and emergency assistance in support of University protective services.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform enforcement activities and provide routine and emergency assistance in support of University protective services; use judgment in applying security measures within established guidelines; maintain visible foot, bike, and vehicle patrols of University property and strategic surrounding areas to deter criminal activity; identify and investigate suspicious activity, safety and fire hazards, and other incidents/complaints; maintain law enforcement presence at University functions and for departments.

Conduct investigations of felonies, misdemeanors, motor vehicle incidents, and University policy violations based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of internal and external regulations, policies, procedures and local, state, and federal laws; may perform follow-up activities; prepare written reports, affidavits, warrants, and memoranda.

Respond to life and property emergencies; evaluate situation and notify emergency support personnel; perform self defense measures.

Serve as liaison with University community; provide individual and group instruction on law enforcement issues, personal safety, and crime prevention; participate in area safety training.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Associate's degree, one to two years' specialized experience required and certification by Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council within probationary period required. Physical examination, written examination, psychological evaluation, and background investigation required pursuant to Rule 32 of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check required.

Last modified September 10 2014 01:26 PM