Police Officer, University Police
Requisition #: 18000010
The primary purpose of the Police Officer position is to enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Law Duties and Administration: Perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons.
Enforcement Functions: Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
Additional Operations: Give credible testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, preserves evidence, and maintain confidential information. Confers with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
Other Duties as Assigned: Other duties to include, but not limited to, emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus. Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.
All of the following:
Posses Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and Valid (or ability to obtain) Texas Drivers License.
Preferred Certification: Ten years of experience working in a law enforcement agency of 75 commissioned personnel or more. R.A.D. Rape Aggressive Defense Systems certification.
In accordance with current levels of education for commissioned police officers of the University of Texas System as adopted by the Board of Regents. Preferred Education: 2 Year College Degree.
Successful completion of prescribed field training program. Preferred Experience: Successful completion of the prescribed Field Training Program.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.
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