-Sworn law enforcement officer meeting Kentucky Law Enforcement Council ( KLEC ) Police Office Professional Standards ( POPS ) certification requirements. Conducts regular vehicle and foot patrol on University property enforcing federal laws, state laws, and university regulations to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and university visitors.
-Must perform all the duties of a KY law enforcement office to include; conduct oneself in accordance with University and Departmental Policy and Procedure and General Orders; serve and aid in the public; Affect arrests and issue citations; serve warrants, summons, and other court orders. Conduct preliminary investigations of reports and document activities in computer records management system; be knowledgeable of Kentucky law and utilize the KYOPS Reporting System; be knowledgeable of applicable state and federal laws and requirements.
-The Patrol Officer must be prepared and willing to learn University Specific methodologies.
-The Patrol Officer must; be knowledgeable of state and federal reporting requirements; maintain compliance with Clery, Minger, and other applicable state and federal reporting requirements; present educational programs to various audiences; actively observe for safety hazards or violations on Campus; maintain competency in emergency management ( NIMS / NRP ) requirements; maintain compliance with applicable OSHA requirements; attend state and departmentally required training; actively assist other members of the PS&EM Department; be prepared to assist other departments on campus; work shifts and be prepared to change shifts as assigned, and work holidays, weekends, and overtime as assigned.
-Officer is responsible to carry out other duties as assigned by Supervision.
-Patrol Officers must assume responsibility for handling emergency or crisis situations and decision making in the absence of the Senior Patrolman, Sergeant, or other supervisory/managerial personnel.
-Supervision of Racer Patrol members and student radio dispatchers in absence of Patrol Sergeant.
-There are many duties that are unique to Day, Afternoon, and Midnight shifts. Some of these duties and responsibilities are addressed by the General Orders or in the Officer Training Packet.
Minimum Education Requirements
-High school graduate or equivalent. Two years of college referred.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
-Two years of experience as a patrol officer gained through work in security or a police department. Experience may be exchanged with college education year-for-year.
-Alertness, memory for oral and written directions and details; ability to make decisions under pressure.
-Must be able to operate patrol vehicles, department equipment, and firearms.
-Must possess good public relations skills, be able to work closely with others, and possess good communication skills, both written and verbal.
-Must be able to meet all standards as defined by the Peace Officers Professional Standards and Certification Act ( KLEC Pre-Selection Standards).
-If the state police academy has not already been attended and qualifications met, will be required to attend the police academy at Richmond, Kentucky for 18 weeks of basic training and successfully pass all requirements.
-Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements to operate a university vehicle.
-Kentucky Police Academy (Basic) other KLEC approved academy; KLEC required in-service; NIMS / NRP ICS 100, 200. 700, 800, 15a, 120, 195, 235, 240, 241, 242, 262, 292, 701, 702; OSHA Hazardous Communication, Slip/Falls, lifting, respirator, xxxxxx, xxxxxx; Crisis Intervention Team ( CIT ), training in patrol rifle, shotgun, pistol, electronic control device,and pepperball.
Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
-Two years of college preferred.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum standards are: U.S . citizen; 21 years old; fingerprinted; no felony convictions; not prohibited from possessing firearms; receive/read code of ethics; honorable discharge if served in military; pass medical exam and drug test; undergo background investigation; interview by employing agency; certification not revoked by another state; take and pass a psychological test, physical agility test, and polygraph test.
Minimum Hourly Pay Rate
$15.65 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)
Maximum Hourly Pay Rate
-Forty hours per week (involves overtime, weekend and shift work).
-Subject to physical and verbal abuse in citing violations, making arrests and investigations.
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