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Police Officer, Campus Safety

Company: Muhlenberg College
Location: Prosser
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Position:

Police Officer, Campus Safety
Job Summary:

The College: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. For more information, visit .

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Clear commitment to and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity and bias and the ability to integrate this into all aspects of the position.
  • Patrols campus and all college buildings with attention to life/safety issues including but not limited to: (1) Conditions dangerous to persons; (2) Fire or conditions with potential for fire; (3) Condition of operating equipment; (4) Security of buildings and rooms not currently in use, open and/or secure same if appropriate; (5) Conducting fire drills; (6) Conducting and monitoring shelter in place drills; and (7) Enforcement of federal, state, local and college laws and regulations
  • Makes complete operations report to Director of Campus Safety and Campus Police Supervisor.
  • Assumes responsibility for operations in emergency situations, including but not limited to: 1) fire, 2) bomb threat, 3) catastrophe, 4) armed intruder; notifies the Director of Campus Safety and/or their designee; determines the appropriate immediate response of building/area occupants until the situation is resolved or higher authority provides relief.
  • Conducts initial investigation of all criminal complaints, performs follow-up investigations when necessary, and documents all information within the Omnigo Report System as required.
  • Prepares criminal cases for civil authorities and/or campus judicial proceedings.
  • Assists Student Health and Counseling Services in handling of emergency medical and/or psychological concerns.
  • Provides traffic control on campus as needed; issues tickets for parking violations.
  • Performs various safety inspections as directed.
  • Assists the public and campus community in public relations service (i.e., directions, information).
  • Provides various services as required by department policy or as required by Treasurer's Office, President's Office, or the Dean of Students.
  • Carries and maintains the college-owned firearm and issued equipment.
  • Assists with, prepares, and offers training, crime prevention, and other educational programs for faculty, staff and students.
  • Assists with the smooth operation of shift duties and responsibilities.
  • Inspects and maintains, as necessary, all equipment related to patrol. Reports equipment damage, defects, and maintenance concerns to the appropriate individual when unable to resolve personally.
  • Conducts and documents daily inspections of patrol vehicles for any damage.
  • Reports damage and maintenance issues related to the vehicle operation.
  • Performs various tasks related to Community Policing.
  • Works with computer operating systems, including but not limited to systems operating the card access, fire alarms, camera systems, and ID computer.
  • Accepts, documents, and packages all property and received evidence in strict accordance with the department's property and evidence policy.
  • Dispatches for short and/or extended periods of time based on departmental needs and in accordance with the duties and responsibilities of a part-time dispatcher.
  • Routinely reviews department policies, keeps abreast of policy changes housed in PowerDMS.
  • Completes and maintains in good standing all training requirements and certifications pertaining to the officer's specific job function(s), including but not limited to firearms, ASP baton, pepper foam, handcuffing, Mandatory In Service Training (MIST), Clery, Title IX, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief or their Designee.

    Qualifications & Work Conditions:
    • College degree in Criminal Justice or related field or relevant experience in an academic environment preferred.
    • Act 235 certification with Firearm required; must be maintained throughout employment.
    • Act 120 certification preferred; updates must be maintained throughout employment.
    • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required; must be maintained throughout employment.
    • Valid PA driver's license with clean driving record (as maintained through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or any state Department of Motor Vehicles). Must be maintained throughout employment.
    • Ability to work hours as necessary based on the needs of the department and campus community, including overtime and various shifts. Initial shift assignment is not guaranteed as "permanent" shift.
    • Satisfactory completion of drug test in accordance with College and Departmental procedures, including random drug testing throughout employment.
    • Ability to hear non-amplified sounds/normal speaking voices at a distance of 15 feet required.
    • Must be able to see at least 20/70, uncorrected, in the stronger eye, correctable to 20/20; and at least 20/200, uncorrected, in the weaker eye, correctable to at least 20/40; and must be free of any significant visual abnormality. Corrected vision is required if uncorrected vision does not already meet 20/20, 20/40 standard.
    • Ability to perform a variety of patrol and physical functions including but not limited to driving in various weather/lighting conditions, ability to walk stairs, ability to stand at stationary posts for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 pounds of weight, climb steps and walk uneven terrain.
    • Must possess strong computer skills, be willing and able to learn new systems and functions.
    • Possess good written and oral communication skills and fluency in the English language (including ability to hear, speak and write in English) required. Ability to speak a second language preferred.
    • Due to the nature of the department, must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a personable manner. A signed confidentiality agreement is required.
    • Must be able to work well under pressure and deal effectively with regular interruptions while maintaining accuracy and showing patience for detail.
    • Successful completion of background checks, including but not limited to education and national criminal background. Clean criminal background must be maintained throughout employment.

      Interested candidates should upload their completed applications as a single PDF file to Workday. A complete package includes: (1) a cover letter; (2) resume; (3) contact information for three professional recommenders; and (4) a statement describing how you will enhance the Department and College's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To initiate your application, use the APPLY button.


      An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to inclusive excellence and the College's Diversity Strategic Plan

      Legal Notice

      Muhlenberg College Annual Crime Reporting- As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees of Muhlenberg College are entitled to request and receive a copy of the College Annual Security Report (ASR). The ASR can be accessed at . This report includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes, as well as Muhlenberg College Safety Policies. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety and police, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. Anyone wishing a paper copy of the ASR may contact the Campus Safety Office at .

Keywords: Muhlenberg College, Yakima , Police Officer, Campus Safety, Other , Prosser, Washington

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