Public Safety Officer
University of St. Thomas (Minn.) - Saint Paul, MN

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Job Summary

The University of St. Thomas Department of Public Safety, one of the regionally recognized leaders in college and university campus public safety, is seeking highly qualified candidates for full time Public Safety Officer. Public Safety plays a major role in protecting the St. Thomas community, and has a proven history of educating, training and enhancing the job skills necessary for professional career advancement in policing and the private security industries. Full time employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission applicable towards bachelor’s degrees including sociology or criminal justice/law enforcement and master’s degrees including police leadership.

Duties: Protect life, safeguard property and maintain peace and order at two urban campus locations through enforcement of local, state and federal laws as well as university rules and regulations; proactively patrol a residential community of nearly 2,500 people; prevent crime; respond to emergency situations; work closely with local police and emergency service personnel; establish and foster community relationships; conduct preliminary investigations involving criminal or suspicious activity; prepare, write and file reports.


Qualifications: Combination of advanced education and/or relevant security or police training and experience to total 2 years; valid driver’s license; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Special attention will be given to applicants with campus public safety experience or those who are licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer and are interested in furthering their career in law enforcement. Understanding of law enforcement and legal issues that impact campus public safety officer duties.

An extensive employment and criminal background check will be completed as a part of the hiring process. Full disclosure of all felony and/or misdemeanor violations is required.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.