Police Officer II
Description/Job SummaryOverview: Reporting to the Police Officer Supervisor, the Police Officer II provides the full range of certified law enforcement service. Performing campus policing to ensure the safety and security of the College, its students, employees, guests, buildings and property, the Police Officer II enforces applicable federal, state and local laws within the diverse environment of an urban commuter campus.Responsibilities/Duties A Police Officer II is responsible for:Providing the full level of law enforcement work, enforcing laws, rules and regulations governing the safety and protection of individuals, building and propertyProviding guidance or assistance to lower level police officers and building guardsConducting training and continuing education for public safety personnelResponding to calls for assistance and emergency service and taking appropriate actionConducting the investigation of incidents reported on the shiftAssisting the Police Officer Supervisor in the management and maintenance of the department's inventory of evidencePerforming or assisting in collection and preservation of evidenceConducting or assist with surveillance and in serving warrants and summonsesPreparing or assist with cases for court, including testifying in court when necessaryInteracting with college community and establish a rapport with the publicProviding the public with safety informationConducting community related public safety programsCollaborating with local and state law enforcement agencies when neededDirecting traffic and assisting with crowd controlPerforming office duties such as answering telephones, dispatching, issuance of parking permits and providing general informationMaintaining visitor logsPerform related duties as assignedRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writingAbility to interpret and apply laws, policies and proceduresAbility to train and/or lead lower level law enforcement and security personnelAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the college community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a multicultural environment.Ability to operate a police car, police radio and other equipment or weapons as required (ie side handle baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, etc.)Ability to work effectively under pressureAbility to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and/or hazardous situations and issues and quickly devise solutions and action plansAbility to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisionsKnowledge of modern law enforcement practices and methodsKnowledge of related federal and state criminal lawsKnowledge of the principles and methods of crime investigation, techniques of interrogation, and identification and preservation of physical evidenceKnowledge of the laws and protocols of arrest and evidenceKnowledge of the principles and methods of crime preventionKnowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control and group behaviorKnowledge of police communications equipmentSkill in the use of police equipmentWork Environment:This position regularly works both indoors and outdoors. The position also works under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical violence, moving traffic or hazardous physical activities; is subject to verbal and physical abuse; works in all types of weather conditions and at all times of day; operates motor vehicles at high speeds for pursuit or emergency response purposes; and interacts with individuals under physical and/or emotional stress. Duties may require the operation of a motor vehicle. The position may be subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift, holidays and weekends. The work environment is highly diverse and demands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonal communications and interactions.Physical Demands:Duties require physical health, strength, agility and stamina. The work may entail sitting, standing, walking, running bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, crawling, kneeling, climbing and lifting and transporting both objects and persons. Work requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, and the ability to see and read printed material and computer screens. Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephonic communication.This position is not subject to the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR) or to the Maryland Police Accountability Act (MPAA). By accepting this position, the successful applicant/employee agrees to waive any and all rights that arise under the LEOBR or the MPAA.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or Equivalent;Minimum of (3) years of experience in certified law enforcement.Must be currently employed as a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Police Officer; OR be formerly employed as such with a lapse in service no greater than three years; OR demonstrate ability to obtain certification as described in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)Must possess an unrestricted non-commercial driver's license valid in the state of MarylandThis position requires a background checkThis position requires a physical examinationThis position requires a polygraph testThis is an essential/ emergency positionThis position is subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with COMARPreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:(5) years' experience preferred;Experience in an institution of Higher Education.