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Police Officer - University Police and Public Safety (POOL)

Company: Central Washington University
Location: Ellensburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary


Central Washington University is recruiting a Police Officer to join our University Police and Public Safety team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they provide a safe and secure environment for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We're offering a salary, depending on experience, from $66,420 - $87,144 plus the awesome CWU benefits. Who we are: We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams. Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You'll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for -10,000 students, health services, police and public safety. For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.Tour our campus in Ellensburg here. What we offer: Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: .The Role:The CWU Police Department is accepting applications to fill future anticipated openings for the position of Police Officer. This position works in partnership with our communities to create a safe and secure environment through education and enforcement. Police Officers perform general duty police work by patrolling the campus by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for security, protection, providing assistance, crime prevention, investigation, emergency aid, and ensuring proper enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local statutes and other university policies.
Job Duties


- Patrol designated areas including classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities, by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, as assigned
- Investigate and take action on complaints and related details as assigned
- Perform community caretaking
- Respond to and handle emergency calls in patrol areas
- Respond and assist city, county, or other law enforcement agencies in cases of emergency
- Conduct parking enforcement
- Advise, direct, and give information to the general public
- Perform related duties in connection with special events, information services, medical assists, animal control, and various other public services
- Make public safety presentations to the department, campus community, and general public
- Prepare accurate and complete records and reports
- Provide documentation to the Prosecutor, Courts, other criminal justice and social service agencies and appear in Court when necessary
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Twenty-one years of age
  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • A valid driver's license
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions
  • Special Conditions of Employment: Incumbents must be able to obtain peace officer certification as required by the State of Washington. Incumbents have complete police authority, including arrest powers, and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the State of Washington.Preferred Qualifications
    • Accredited college degree in criminal justice, police science, or related field
    • Law enforcement and/or University law enforcement experience
    • College degree (AA/Bachelor's/Master's)
    • Certified law enforcement officerCompetencies
      • Professional Knowledge: Applies principles and procedures of crime prevention, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system.
      • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
      • Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes.
      • Dependability: Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to direction, and solicit feedback to improve performance.
      • Integrity/Honesty: Consistently demonstrates and adheres to high moral code and standards.
      • Accountability: Takes responsibility for actions and works to improve deficiencies. Is mindful of and works to promote the reputation of the department to the community we serve.
      • Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment.Don't meet every single requirement? At CWU we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. This may be the job for you!
        Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule


        Salary: $5,535 /month with periodic increases up to $7,262 /monthSchedule/Appointment: Rotating shifts, including night and weekend shifts Working Conditions: Patrol work is performed indoors and outdoors and will have exposure to all types of weather and conditions. Frequent contact with clients, including some contact with those who may be angry, distraught, or frustrated. Potential for damage to health, life, and property. Required to work varying and rotating shifts and hours. Weekend, holiday and occasional overtime work is required. Work requires a normal range of hearing and visual acuity, eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity. Operate a motor vehicle. Use firearm(s) and respond to force to protect lives. Some travel is required. Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: .

Keywords: Central Washington University, Yakima , Police Officer - University Police and Public Safety (POOL), Other , Ellensburg, Washington

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