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Police Officer  (Multiple Positions)

The Human Resources Department announces the position of Police Officer reporting to the Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, and/or Sergeant. This position provides law enforcement and public safety services to the University community. This is a sworn position and requires the carrying of a firearm.

Responsibilities include:  enforce the laws legislated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rules/regulations established by the University; provide law enforcement, security and public safety related services to the University community in an effort to enhance the safety and security of people and property; conduct proactive mobile and foot patrols in an effort to deter or detect criminal activity, security breaches, or public safety issues; respond to incidents and/or requests for assistance by the University community and take appropriate action to either resolve or contain a situation; conduct preliminary investigations of criminal and related non-criminal incidents; document criminal and related non-criminal incidents, using established departmental reports and/or forms, in an accurate and timely manner; ensure that designated University facilities are locked and unlocked at specified times; provide traffic and crowd control, as directed, during special events or when necessary/appropriate; enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to the University Parking Program by issuing parking citations during the course of their assigned shift; enhance the University community's awareness about safety and security issues through informal discussions and formal programming, as directed; provide general information to the University community and its visitors, when requested; and perform related public safety duties as required.


  • Certification under Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 120 (Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission).

  • Certification by PA State Police under public law 235, lethal weapons act required prior to being sworn by Common Pleas Court.

  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License.

  • Previous law enforcement experience preferred, ideally in a campus setting.

  • Bachelor or Associate Degree preferred.


Internal Application Deadline:        August 20, 2013

External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled

Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible

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