A&M-San Antonio PD - Police Officer (2 positions)
Police Officer I, II, III or IV (2 Positions)
Texas A&M University - San Antonio
University Police Department
Proposed Minimum Salary
San Antonio, Texas
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. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under control and jurisdiction of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the Texas A&M System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercise independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
This position is for two Police Officers I, II, III, or IV.
Pay range between Police Officer I is $22.56/hr and Police Officer IV $31.00/hr.
Attends and successfully passes a four (4) week field training program sponsored by the A&M-SA Police Department. Observes and assists qualified police officers in the performance of routine police activities. Studies and becomes familiar with Texas A&M System and A&M-SA Police Department policies and procedures.
Makes frequent vehicle, bicycle or foot patrols of the campus to provide a police presence, ensures that a sense of security is felt by the general campus community and effect active enforcement of Texas Motor Vehicle and Penal Code Laws in addition to the regulations of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and the Texas Education Code. Such patrols will take on a pro-active enforcement role in that, particularly during the night hours, campus buildings will be individually checked for security violations, (e.g., unlocked doors and/or the presence of unauthorized personnel or intruders, etc.)
Preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Executes all lawful process. Arrests offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigates criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigates motor vehicle collisions. Prepares various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
Routinely provides special services to the campus community including escort services involving financial transactions. Provides escorts services as needed to campus community personnel particularly during night hours to ensure personal physical safety. Unlocks vehicles upon appropriate request if such services can be accomplished with available tools and without incurring any financial liability upon the university. Provides authorized access to campus facilities to those persons who are authorized to enter, particularly during nighttime hours. Serves as a liaison with the general campus population for the purpose of establishing a high degree of rapport with all levels and maintains clear and effective avenues of communication.
Directs motor vehicle traffic during periods of congestion and provides similar services upon request to local authorities' area contiguous to the campus
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. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the Texas A&M System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
Investigates all complaints of alleged offenses or other violations of conduct, effecting comprehensive interviews of complainants and/or witnesses. In appropriate cases the officer secures crime scenes as necessary, collects physical evidence and ensures that such evidence is appropriately marked and preserved for presentation at court proceedings or other avenues of case disposition. The officer must question all witnesses. Gives testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, and maintains confidential information
Responds to any and all calls regardless of whether such calls are for an emergency situation, injuries, etc. or of a criminal nature. In the case of an incident involving a physical injury, the officer obtains the services of emergency medical technicians and remains at the scene to ensure the welfare of the injured party and to render any and all assistance to the responding medical personnel including traffic and crowd control
Performs other duties as assigned such as responding to other situations to include, but not limited to, instances where his/her presence may be needed to prevent and/or curtail disturbances in offices, classrooms or other facilities.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED.
Must meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1 and Texas A&M System Regulations 34.06.01: System University Police Department Collaboration.
One year of campus law enforcement experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Three years of campus law enforcement experience.
An Intermediate, Advance or Master Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registration:
A Basic Proficiency certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skill.
Must be proficient with all equipment utilized to the performance of assigned duties, to include, but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communication equipment, personal computers, radar and mobile video recording equipment.
Must demonstrate logical, effective problem solving ability. Must be able to provide credible testimony in the court of law.
Applicants are exposed to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on anyone of the three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.
Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of Texas A&M University-San Antonio such as running, jumping over, carrying, reaching above head, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion and holding.
Must have a valid driver's license not subject to suspension.
Must understand state and federal laws and university policies and procedures. Thoroughly cognizant of the proper use of force and deadly force. Prepared t maintain all house required to maintain certification and to acquire other certifications, (e.e, basic, intermediate and advanced certification).
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Must possess an active, valid Peace Officer License issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement with less than a two year break in service as a Commissioned Police Officer in the State of Texas. Must comply with Texas A&M System Policies and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement standards concerning age requirements and physical, mental and educational standards.
Must be able to successfully take and pass a medical and psychological test and exam. Be fingerprinted and subject to a search of local, state and U.S. national records and fingerprint files to disclose and criminal record.
Never be convicted of any family violence offenses, is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle, not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition; has not had a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge from the military; is a U.S Citizen,
Must successfully complete the A&M University-San Antonio Police Officer Field Training program.
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
Resume / CV
References – at least two professional references
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Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities.
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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.
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