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Campus Police Officer
Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee
Date Posted 04/16/2021
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary: The Campus Police Officer is responsible for maintaining a safe learning environment, protecting the assets and interest of the institution, and enforcing policy and regulations. Officer performs a variety of police duties in patrolling assigned area on foot and by motor vehicle to detect crime and to arrest violators; patrolling parking lots and college buildings to ensure security and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Patrol the campus by foot and motor vehicle. • Responsible for traffic control and enforcement. • Checks doors and locks and responds to lockouts. • Investigate suspected crimes, report findings, and arresting suspected individuals. • Investigate accidents involving persons or property, reports probable cause of accidents, and pursues appropriate courses of action. • Ensure that all incidents and arrest activities are properly documented. • Make arrests and testifies in court of legal proceedings. • Ability to proficiently operate law enforcement equipment (including lethal and non-lethal weapons necessary in the performance of required duties.) • Keep records and prepares reports (offense, arrest, fire system, emergency phones, alarm systems, and mechanical equipment.) • Provide escorts and/or make bank deposits or special mail deliveries. • Support the mission of the Campus Police Department and that of the college. • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and student. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent. • Meet the requirements of TCA 38-8-106 Qualification of Police Officers. • Meet the requirements of a Certified Police Officer per TCA 38-8-107. • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper course of action. • Must be able to obtain a clear background check. • Must be Tennessee POST (Peace Office Standard & Training) Certified or have a law enforcement certification recognized and accepted by the POST Commission of TN. • Possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: • Strong interpersonal and public relations communication skills; ability to effectively communicate using written and verbal skills. • Basic computer proficiency is required. • Reasoning ability required in assessing best course of action for security or emergency situations. Requires knowledge of security policies and procedures. • Ability to ascertain facts by personal conduct, observation, and the evaluation of records. • Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances, and regulations. • Ability to enforce laws firmly and with respect for the rights of others. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Excellent skills in dealing with the public are required. • Quick situational thinking is often required. • Must be able to maintain professionalism at all times. • Must be able to exercise ethics and maintain confidentiality.

Open Until Filled: No

Openings: 1


Pay Rate: $35,117 - $42,140 Annual salary depending on eligible experience which is defined by the current compensation plan.

Closing Date: 5/16/2021

Note: This position will close at 5:00 PM CST on the above date.

Note: To be considered for this position we require an attached resume, cover letter, and proof of certifications.

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