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Police Officer I

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S356PO
Position Title Police Officer I
Job Description

The Police Officer I will Perform police services to the campus community and surrounding area as governed by the existing mutual aid agreement. Complete the required in-service training and maintain necessary qualifications for police officer. Perform office and other misc. duties as assigned by Police supervisors.

Work performed includes:

Patrols and answers calls for service on WTAMU property or surrounding areas as governed by existing Mutual Aid agreements,

Performs police services including, but not limited to, preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, arrests of offenders, accident investigations, foot patrol, non-police community services, and building and property security.

Conduct extra duty assignments as required and conduct field identification activities on incident scenes.

Serve warrants as required, conduct other duties as assigned, ability to complete required in-service education courses, and possess the ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with departmental policy

Must be able to maintain necessary qualifications for police officer position

Maintain satisfactory level of computer knowledge for necessary reporting and training

Maintains 100% compliance with timely completion of required System, University and job-specific online training courses.

Displays tolerance necessary for accepting supervision for criticism of duty performance and supports administrative policy.

Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas and hold at least a TCOLE Basic certification or meet TCOLE section 217.1 Minimum Standards for Licensing. Must hold or be able to obtain a Texas driver license for vehicle operation by the time of hire and be able to be an approved driver for the TAMUS.

Able to qualify with firearm approved for use by Department’s firearm’s officer; good written and verbal skills; good interpersonal communication skills; satisfactory computer skills.

Be a United States Citizen; pass a physical and psychological exam, pass a vision test of 20/40-20/100 with glasses or 20/100-20/200 corrected with contact lenses, correction must be to 20/30 in both eyes, able to meet required physical challenges consistent with a police officer with state and university police agencies, have been honorably discharged from the US Military if served. Must not be on court ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class C Misdemeanor, must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense above the grade of Class C within the last five years, must never have been convicted at any time of a felony offense. Must not have used illegal drugs in the last five years. Must have a good driving record, with no more than three moving violations within the last three years, and never been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined by the Federal Gun Control Act.

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Minimum Skills Required No Minimum Skills Test Required
Preferred Qualifications

Thirty (30) college hours from an accredited college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned LE officer in the state of TX or each year of active military duty may be substituted for 10 college hours.

Two years LE experience.

Be eligible for rehire from all past employers.

Special Instructions to Applicants


This position requires completion of a Personal History Statement. The Personal History Statement will be emailed to you after your application is reviewed. Please include a valid email address in your application.

The Personal History Statement must be completed within 10 days (NOT business days) of application before application will be considered.

This position requires shift work, involving weekends and holidays. Travel and training may occasionally be necessary. Posted annual salary includes uniform allowance.

A criminal history report will be obtained on position finalists.

Texas law requires that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System in order to be eligible for employment.

West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Pay Rate $34,686
Pay Basis Annually
Job Category Service/ Maintenance
Job Type Full-Time

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled

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