Patrol Officer I
University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

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This position provides law enforcement and other public safety services to the university community. This uniformed, armed, commissioned and C.L.E.E.T. certified position requires a person who is mission focused and mindful that the UCO Police Services exists to serve students, those that serve students and other members of the campus community. Requires service-oriented attitude, flexibility, ability to exercise discretion, and a strong moral and ethical character. Key values of employment include Civility, Character, and Community and impeccable integrity and honesty. Supervised by a sergeant or others as assigned.

This position is deemed mission essential. In case of inclement weather or other emergency situations, the incumbent is expected to report to work as directed.

Department Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Must have the ability to perform effectively and efficiently with minimal, and at certain times, no supervision, the following:

Effectively apply police powers in the enforcement of all Federal and State laws, City of Edmond Ordinances, and University Policies.

Must successfully complete, within six (6) months, the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Basic Police Academy, if the candidate is not already a certified police officer within the State of Oklahoma. Must also meet annual C.L.E.E.T. training requirements.

Must successfully complete the University of Central Oklahoma's Police Field Training Course within a time frame defined by the department.

Requires being able to work any hours of the day or night, and any day of the week, inclusive of Holidays, and requires, at times working additional overtime hours to successfully complete the mission of the police department and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Adheres to the policies of the police department regarding personal hygiene and dress and appearance requirements while on duty. These policies include standards and limitations set for areas such as uniform apparel and condition, hair cut styles and lengths, facial hair, body tattooing and piercing.

Maintains a professional, service-oriented relationship with the general public and other area public safety providers.

Portrays to the public a calm demeanor during normal and highly stressful situations of interaction.

Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.

Required to maintain valid driver's license and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle or other forms of transportation in routine and emergency situations.

Effectively apply departmental rules and statutory provisions related to the use of deadly force, operation of an emergency police vehicle or any other vehicle owned by the University of Central Oklahoma.

Serves in the capacity of an Edmond police officer pursuant to the current jurisdictional agreement.

Conduct moderately complex investigations into criminal activity and traffic accidents in addition to routine service and security functions.

In the absence of the shift sergeant, provides supervision of Student Public Safety Officer(s).

Deal effectively with requests for police services, emergency or non-emergency in nature.

Have the ability to qualify with their issued duty handgun and departmental shotgun no less than once a year pursuant to standards approved by the Executive Director of Safety & Transportation Services.

Required to cross-train in the Communications Center, as well as train in other areas of service responsibility that fall under the Public Safety umbrella of responsibility, as assigned.

Speaks to groups and individuals about campus public safety issues inclusive of creating and giving presentations on a specific public safety-related topics as may be assigned based on experience and ability.

Utilize knowledge, education, and training to reasonably bring an incident to a positive conclusion.

Comply with complex spoken and/or written instructions issued by supervising

Frequently uses personal computer and communication equipment.

Periodically assists in the coordination, planning and implementation of special-event security operations.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required: Must be 21 years of age at the time of application. Must have no less than sixty (60) credit hours of college course work (four year degree from an accredited University or College preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must successfully pass a written examination, review by an oral board, physical examination, polygraph examination, extensive background investigation, MMPI, and physical agility test. Must have a valid Driver's License. Must within six months of employment, complete and thereafter shall maintain in good standing, a diploma of certification as a Peace Officer from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Shall not have been convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime. Shall not have been convicted of a felony crime. Shall not have been convicted of a crime involving domestic abuse.

Preferred: O.S. Title 70, Section 3311 Police Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Service-oriented attitude, flexibility, ability to exercise discretion, and a strong moral and ethical character. Key values of employment include Civility, Character, and Community and impeccable integrity and honesty. Must have effective English speaking and writing skills. Must have the ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 pounds) to heavy (50-75 pounds) of material, supplies, and equipment, and heavier loads (75-150 pounds) when carrying a human, if necessary, for short distances. Demonstrated ability to utilize various computers, office equipment, and software used by the Police Department. Ability to use office machines pertinent to the department (i.e. typewriter, calculator, copy, and fax machine).

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