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Campus Police Officer

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• This position may REQUIRE UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying • Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as the equivalent degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Position to be Filled Campus Police Officer
PVA Number 17-068
Employment Type Full Time (FT)
Months Per Year Twelve (12) Months
Salary $2,765 monthly
Minimum Required Education/Training

• High school diploma or equivalency is required
• Must be certified as a law enforcement officer (or have the ability to obtain certification within 60 days) in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission
• Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Minimum Required Experience
Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills

• Associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or other closely related field
• At least one year experience working in police, fire, or EMS organization

Special Instructions to Applicants

• This position may REQUIRE UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying

• Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as the equivalent degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Application Deadline

Extended Job Description


The Campus Police Officer is a member of the campus police department which protects and serves the college community by performing security and public safety duties within assigned areas. The officer will be required to provide a variety of services to the college community including but not limited to community policing, traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, provide escort services and other basic public assistance services as needed. Remain alert to emergency situations and provides first-line response, emergency management, and/or referral if required.

Supervision Received/Exercised

Receives general administrative direction from the Campus Police Chief
• Exercises no supervision

Essential Functions

These duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Patrol assigned area on foot, on bicycle, or in motor vehicle, as assigned, to ensure a safe environment
• Serve as First Responder to all campus emergencies: closely follows emergency procedures as described in the Campus Safety Plan; coordinate emergencies through command structure and required protocol to include notification to mutual aid agencies; assist by directing emergency vehicles and providing on-scene assistance as directed by qualified personnel
• Provide first aid treatment to members of the college community and to visitors.
• Examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure they are intact and secure; use College keys to open and close buildings; monitor closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities
• Receive, investigate and complete reported complaints, and other investigative services as requested
• Cooperate with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest
• Provide escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary; provides other public assistance, such as lockout services, jump-starts, and routine information
• Inform and warn violators of rule infractions and issues campus citations as needed
• Remain alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and persons violating the student code of conduct
• Approaches suspicious persons/behavior; may confront and detain violators, as required
• Perform periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports malfunctions of any facility infrastructure as required
• Patrol and monitor assigned parking areas to provide public security and assistance
• Prepare routine and standardized reports. Prepares and presents testimony in court
• May provide specialized security in a retail area, requiring specific knowledge of the operating environment
• Provides security for special college events

Other Important Functions

• Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate supervisory personnel

Knowledge of

• North Carolina criminal law, laws of evidence, search, and seizure
• Departmental values, objectives, and provide support to the College’s mission and vision statements
• Response procedures to calls, requests, and provide assistance to college community
• Techniques to diffuse potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office Word and Excel and other data management systems
• Techniques to develop community knowledge to identify individuals and locations at risk
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with a good working knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Performance of building security check and lock procedures
• Protection services to individuals on campus
• Possess strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service oriented

Ability To

• Detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel
• Complete routine paperwork
• Successfully conduct security patrols without direct supervision
• Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
• Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations
• Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations
• Communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Prepare crime reports and present case files to senior officers
• Take direction on specific duties from senior officers
• Interact and maintain effective working relations with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and other emergency services personnel
• Recognize and appropriately respond to security hazards
• Provide visible presence to deter crime and reassure the college community
• React calmly and effectively in emergency situations
• Safely operate a motor vehicle both day and night
• Perform building security checks and lock procedures
• Provide protection services to individuals on campus
• Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for
o Making observations
o Communicating clearly with others
o Hear and speak clearly and concisely
o Reading and writing
o Operating assigned equipment
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities:
o Work in changing atmospheric and environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises, including working indoors and outdoors
o Sustain moderate physical activity such as handling average-weight objects, standing and or walking for extended periods of time, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching
o Dexterity necessary to qualify yearly with all departmental weapons
o Operate campus police vehicles during emergency conditions
o Wear and use personal protective equipment
o Work during inclement weather and emergency situations
o Physical ability to safely restrain uncooperative individuals for protection of college community
o Some lifting, bending, climbing, and running are required for emergency situations
o Work in an environment that involves some exposure to hazards and/or physical risks
o Ability to physically operate and handle departmental equipment
o Ability to see, hear and speak is required to communicate with students, faculty, staff, and the general public
o Must successfully pass the North Carolina Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) prior to final offer of employment and must be able to pass the POPAT annually
• Maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of
o Making sound decisions and using good judgment
o Answering questions
o Evaluating various alternatives and making choices
o Demonstrating intellectual capabilities
o Ability to verbally communicate and relay instructions to public

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than High School
    • High School or Equivalent
    • One Year of College
    • Vocational Diploma
    • Two Years of College
    • Associate Degree
    • Three/Four Years of College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • In Progress for Master's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • In Progress for Doctoral Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
  2. * Are you currently certified as a law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently enrolled in a Basic Law Enforcement Training program?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to successfully pass the NC POPAT prior to a final offer of employment and the ability to pass the NC POPAT annually after hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess or have the ability to obtain an appropriate, valid North Carolina driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * I UNDERSTAND that CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE requires a complete description of work history with all employment experience detailed to be considered for employment. I have included all of this information within my application. (If you haven't completed the application requirements, please return to your application to finish before submitting your application. Applications will be considered incomplete if "see resume" is indicated on your work history.)
    • Yes, I understand and have fully completed all requirements.
  7. * Please indicate your referral source
    • Job Posting/Employee at CFCC
    • NC Employment Security Commissions
    • Job Posting at Other College/University
    • Newspaper (please list below)
    • Internet Site (please list below)
    • Other (please list below)
  8. Please specify details, if applicable

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Documents 1
  3. Training Certification