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Public Safety Officer - foot patrol

December 19, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Location:Greencastle, IN
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Full
Employment Type:Full-time
Department:Public Safety
Description:The Campus Public Safety Officer is responsible for the safety and security of all University properties; the faculty, staff, and student body; and guests and visitors as well as the enforcement of traffic and parking laws. The Campus Public Safety Officer reports to the Director of Public Safety.

Duties:
  • Enforce the established rules and regulations of DePauw University and the Laws of the State of Indiana within the primary jurisdiction of the DePauw Public Safety Office, including traffic and parking regulations.
  • Conduct pro-active mobile and foot patrols of University owned buildings, facilities, common areas and streets, and identifying and acting upon vulnerabilities in an effort to maximize the safety and security of faculty/staff, students, visitors and assets.
  • Respond to criminal and non-criminal complaints/incidents and initiate appropriate action. Conduct investigations of incidents which occur within the primary jurisdiction and within the extended jurisdiction as policy dictates.
  • Officers may arrest, without process, all persons who within view commit any offense, as defined and stipulated in the Indiana Criminal Code
  • Document criminal and related non-criminal incidents, using established reporting procedures and forms. Prepare written cases for University Community Standards and the Criminal Justice system when necessary.
  • Assist the University community by providing emergency services when needed as well as assisting with public relations services such as information, access, escorts, vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts.
  • Provide security, traffic control and aid in emergency readiness at various events as needed.
  • Provide or partner to provide safety education/awareness programs for University constituents.
  • Maintain a proficiency of knowledge regarding the University’s Security Technology initiatives, including aiding in the routine inspection for proper operation.
  • Assist with performance evaluations and staff development, including training needs and aptitude at daily tasks.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Director.


  • Qualifications:
  • Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Must have completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training (ILETB standards) or an equivalent training program accepted by the ILETB (Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board), or be willing to complete the ILETB certification process within one year of date of hire. Must become IDACS certified. Must be able to maintain Indiana Police Officer certification including the completion of yearly mandated training. Meet physical requirements set by the ILETB.
  • Must be a United States citizen. Must have no felony convictions or domestic violence convictions or pending criminal cases. A strong commitment to customer service. Strong leadership, verbal/written communication, interpersonal relationship skills, organizational skills and public relations skills are essential. Must have strong conflict resolution skills and problem solving ability. Must be able to adapt and react to unusual conditions and work effectively under pressure. Must have a good working knowledge of Federal, State and local law, including traffic codes. Must have working knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS). Must be physically and mentally capable of performing all duties of a police officer. Associate degree or higher in Criminal Justice or related area preferred.
  • In terms of physical demands, job entails exposure to job hazards and working conditions associated with police work.


  • The closing date on this posting represents a target date for completion of the search process. It is only an estimate and circumstances may result in the closing date being extended or, conversely, the position being closed earlier than the posted date. If you are interested in being considered for this position, you are encouraged to apply as quickly as possible.


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