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POLICE OFFICER

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 66820
Type of Recruitment External
Position Title POLICE OFFICER
Position Summary

This is a sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through enforcement of laws, ordinances, and policy. Community policing is strongly emphasized to enhance the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Work involves responding to emergency and non-emergency police calls for service, responsibility for performing assigned police work of varying difficulty utilizing community oriented/problem solving techniques which include community engagement, resource development, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, detection and investigation, apprehension of violators, preservation of order, and related police functions.

Required Qualifications


Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Current MCOLES certification or the ability to enter into the MCOLES academy and successfully complete all requirements laid out by the academy
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Possession of the physical capabilities necessary to perform the duties of the position
Ability to successfully complete training to become a certified LEIN computer system operator
Demonstrated ability to accurately complete written reports
Must possess maturity of judgment and ability to act with tact and restraint while utilizing resolutions techniques
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image

Preferred Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree
MCOLES certification
One year of increasingly responsible work experience in public safety
Experience working in a higher education environment

Duties & Responsibilities


The essential duties of the patrol officer are divided into nine main functional areas: communication, decision-making, staff assistance, investigation/interrogation, planning and organizing, patrolling, controlling situations, equipment used, and policies and procedures.
Communication Activities
Interacts and communicates with the public, co-workers, staff, students, and other police departments
Reports complaints, unusual and/or hazardous conditions, broken/damaged equipment and other emergency information
Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording
Completes daily logs/work records
Dispatches personnel to calls for service
May testify in court
Decision-Making Activities
Reviews facts, literature, law books, etc., to draw conclusions regarding if laws have been broken or to determine if an arrest is warranted
Observes and analyzes situations to determine appropriate responses
Uses evidence collected at accident and emergency scenes to draw valid conclusions
Reviews policy and procedural guidelines, manuals, and department records to determine appropriateness and conformance with rules and regulations
Makes decisions on whether to terminate a vehicle pursuit
Staff Assistance Activities
Provides back up for other officers
Provides general assistance to other police officers, supervisors and other agencies
Assists new officers in adapting to the department and instructs them in policing techniques
Assists others in specialized areas of professional police work
Investigation and Interrogation Activities
Investigates crimes and motor vehicle accidents
Reviews criminal and non-criminal reports
Collects evidence at accident and crime scenes by photographing, recording information, drawing diagrams and lifting fingerprints
Administers blood alcohol, chemical and/or urine tests
Fingerprints people
Seizes and/or transports vehicles, evidence and/or property
Applies for and verifies warrants
Follows up on pending case investigations
May coordinate investigation process
Interviews victims and witnesses
Interrogates criminal suspects and prisoners
Planning and Organizing Activities
Develops plans to accomplish work
Organizes time to meet assignment deadlines
Patrolling Activities
Patrols campus
Locates emergency scenes
Cites for traffic and other law violations
Completes accident reports
Assists motorists with car problems
Directs and controls traffic
Controls parking at special events
Cleans and fuels patrol car
Provides security during transportation of large sums of cash and/or other valuables
Maintains key control and/or access to secure and restricted locations
Provides 24-hour escort service to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the university
Controlling Situations/Activities
Protects property from unnecessary damage
Calms distraught persons at emergency scenes
Responds to violence and crime scenes
Responds to disturbance calls
Enforces laws and coverage of special events such as sporting events and concerts
Restrains suspects and makes arrests when appropriate
Provides medical assistance to the injured or sick
Establishes barricades around event parameters
Performs crown control activities
Participates in building checks
Equipment Use
Patrol officers may use the following machines and equipment:
Telecommunication equipment (e.g., phone, CB)
Radar gun
Handcuffs
Video/audio recording equipment (e.g., copier, facsimile, computer)
Emergency/first aid equipment (e.g., defibrillator, fire extinguisher)
Gun
Baton
Chemical substance (e.g., pepper spray)
Security checking devices
Policies and Procedures
In addition to the above activities, patrol officers are required to follow department rules and regulations. These include:
Keeping appointments with interdepartmental meetings, court dates, pre-trial conferences, and training sessions
Maintaining standards of appearance such as uniform, well groomed hair and hygiene and physical fitness
Completing legal forms and documents
Obeying state laws and department regulations under normal and emergency situations
Participating in training
Provides security and protection services to the community by patrolling assigned areas or buildings to enforce policies and procedures, which may include security of individual building/stationary locations
Responds to emergencies by assessing the situation, employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment to remedy and/or maintain control
May require incumbent to provide on-site lead supervision over student service officers who may be present
Deters, restrains and/or arrests individuals attempting to inflict physical harm on themselves or others or to commit criminal acts
Completes necessary administrative form/reports related to incidents and/or arrests, to include gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses and organizing it in a logical written form
Assists security director and/or lieutenant to conduct investigations or special projects as requested
Maintains regular communication with student service officers to obtain information about unusual and/or suspicious situations
Appears in court regarding incidents that occur in the university community when necessary
Provides traffic control during scheduled activities or during emergency situations as necessary
Enforces parking rules and regulations
Provides emergency first aid and/or CPR to injured persons, or assists in the transportation of ill or injured persons when necessary
Attends internal and/or external training courses, classes and seminars to further develop protection service skills and knowledge
Provides basic information and directions to students, faculty, staff and/or the general public
Provides superiors with daily activity reports/summaries related to the overall training and performance of student service officers
Maintains positive relations with external law enforcement agencies to obtain or exchange relevant protection service information
Provides programs and presentations which promote safety and security to students, faculty and staff
Performs other work-related duties as requested

Supervision Exercised

None.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Police
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href= 2
Pay Range $20.10 - $27.00
Division Finance and Administrative Services
Department Police Department
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.00
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule 12 hour shifts
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Posting Begins 12/17/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="https://www.cmich.edu/fas/hr/Documents/internal-candidate.pdf#search=definition%20of%20internal">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have an associate's degree or equivalent education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References