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College Police Officer

Apply now Job no: 495526
Work type: Staff
Location: District-Wide
Categories: Police/Safety

Title: College Police Officer

Employee Classification: 52 Wks Unit 

Department: Campus Police

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience/education $50,750 - $60,445

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The work of the commissioned police officer involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the general enforcement of laws, ordinances, and College policies. Duties normally consist of routine patrol, preliminary investigation, and traffic regulation. Police officers also may be assigned duties as training officers. Work involves an element of personal danger. The employee must be able to exercise sound independent judgment under stress. Assignments may include work on special tasks, which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge possessed by the officer. Work assignments can be general or specific and instructions are received from a supervisor who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection, and discussion

What you'll do:

Crime Prevention and Investigation

  • Performs preventive patrol in assigned beat.
  • Continually observes for criminal activity, safety hazards, traffic violations, persons needing assistance, etc.
  • Becomes and remains familiar with patrol beats, geographic locations, known offenders, neighborhood routines, potential problem areas.
  • Conducts security inspections and surveys of buildings and businesses and makes recommendations regarding security, etc.
  • Makes presentations to groups and individuals on subjects related to the job’s tasks and functions.
  • Handles complaints made by the public.
  • Observes for, detects, and investigates violations of laws, ordinances and College policies and documents those actions for future use.
  • Conducts interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, suspects, and offenders.
  • Conducts searches of person, vehicles, places, and things.
  • Identifies and arrests offenders, including subduing resistive arrestees.
  • Seeks and serves arrest warrants, search warrants and other court documents.
  • Assists prosecutors in the preparation of cases for trial.
  • Appears and testifies in court, juvenile hearings, at deposition sessions and similar proceedings.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws, including driving under the influence detection and apprehension.
  • Controls, regulates, and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, including protecting the scene, aiding the injured, controlling traffic, clearing the scene, determining the cause, preparing reports and diagrams.
  • Assists disabled motorists.

Miscellaneous Order Maintenance

  • Deals with domestic disputes and other interpersonal and business contacts.
  • Recognizes and corrects or reports public hazards and inconveniences, as gas leaks, traffic signals out of service, traffic obstructions and other safety hazards.
  • Responds to specific requests for ambulance/fire service and assists as needed.
  • Administers first aid, including CPR, to sick and injured persons.
  • Investigates incidents involving dead persons resulting from criminal, accidental, suicidal and natural causes, including determination of the circumstances and handling/removal of the body and dealing with the family, relatives, friends, witnesses, etc.
  • Investigates reports of lost and found property.
  • Investigates reports of missing and found persons.
  • Investigates animal complaints, including the humane disposition of severely injured animals.
  • Directs and/or supervises civilian employees and the public at the scenes of crimes, accidents, disasters, assemblies, etc.
  • Generally, assists persons in distress.

Organizational Support

  • Attends training as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains required skills and licenses/permits/certifications associated with area of special instruction, expertise, etc. (Firearms qualification, evidence technician, juvenile law, criminal investigations).
  • Trains new police officers, security officers and other officers in areas of special skills or expertise.
  • Prepares clear, accurate and complete reports on all activities engaged in.
  •  Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

  • Highschool Diploma or equivalent OR Successful U.S. military service of at least three (3)years resulting in an Honorable Discharge.
  • Valid Class A Missouri Peace Officer’s License at time of hiring offer, with no current disciplinary action stemming from or through the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) or the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an educational institution.
  • Prior military experience with an honorable discharge.
  • 3 or more years serving as a commissioned police officer.
  • Experiences as an F.T.O., detective, supervisor or related specialized training, school resource officer, Knowledge of the Clery Act and/or Title IX.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in interacting with the public, a commitment to community policing with an emphasis on customer service, and a desire to contribute and provide leadership within the College.
  • The ideal candidates will also have a strong ability to establish rapport with members of diverse campus community, establishing partnerships and exchange of ideas and information used to address campus community concerns

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