Texas A&M University - Commerce Patrol Officer in Commerce, Texas
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Proposed Minimum Salary
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience ” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Patrol Officer, under general supervision, provides specialized professional law enforcement skills by giving service, information, and aid to the university community and campus facilities as circumstances require, preventing crime, suppressing disturbances, investigating criminal offenses, and arresting offenders.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Patrols designated areas by vehicle, on foot, or by bicycle to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
Responds to calls and complaints involving the violation(s) of criminal law.
Writes detailed reports on police-related activities. Interviews complainants and generates reports to be forwarded to CID or other departments as needed.
Secures crime scenes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, and transports offenders.
Be available to assist faculty, staff and students with general information, inquiries, or other needs.
Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests, juvenile hearings, depositions, and similar proceedings.
Serves arrest warrants, search warrants and other papers, as required.
Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or the potential for problems within an assigned area.
Responsible for decisions as to the appropriate action necessary in accordance with rules, regulations, policies, federal, state, and local laws.
Recognizes and reports safety hazards.
Develop and maintain required skills and certificates. Attends continuing education courses/law enforcement training.
Uses and properly cares for firearms and related police emergency equipment. Must wear and effectively utilize all department issued equipment, as well as, maintain provided uniform and equipment and present a professional appearance and image.
Operate a motor vehicle safely while utilizing a police radio and other emergency equipment. Operate and qualify with the department issued firearms, utilizing both hands, as well as with each hand individually. Operate office equipment, camera systems and field equipment.
Retain and retrieve information furnished in the form of bulletins, verbal reports, briefings, and training.
Project a professional image, both on duty and off, as dictated by Texas A&M-Commerce Police Department policy and proceedure.
High school diploma or equivalent AND:
Minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR
Minimum of one (1) year of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills
Fluent in American English. Proficient in American English grammar and spelling. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends and/or holidays.
Communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population.
Function under adverse and stressful conditions.
Valid driver license and good driving record.
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license. All system university police will be required to meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1.
Ability to obtain a passing Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Licensee Medical Condition Declaration (L-2).
Ability to obtain a passing Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Licensee Psychological and Emotional Health Declaration (L-3).
Background investigation and testing to include psychological examination required. May be required to submit to polygraph exam and drug testing. Due to the position you are applying for requires access to CJI systems, if it is found you have any of the following convictions on your criminal history report your application will be disqualified:
Felony Deferred Adjudication
Class A Misdemeanor Conviction
Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication
Family Violence Conviction
- Open arrest for any criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) will be disqualified until disposition. The following will be a disqualifier for the amount of time listed:
Class B Misdemeanor Conviction – 10 years
Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication – 10 years
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Three (3) years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer OR the equivalency of one of the following:
Minimum of thirty (30) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript) OR
Minimum of three (3) years of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves / Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation form the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.
We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace."
Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5668.