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Campus Police Officer, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department

JOB GOAL:
To educate, mentor build relationships with students, staff, and community, develop partnerships with school district and community stakeholders, and to enforce district policies, local, and state laws.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
As a first responder the LEO must possess sufficient strength, endurance, and skill to provide direct services, first aid and emergency care to students and staff guided by administration and the school nurse nursing process and in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates.
Must be able perform to CPR and use an AED (if available)
Report/support the school and/or Truancy Officer in investigating reports of Truancy
Support the school in contacting students and parents of students who are chronically absent and such other absent students as directed by the principal
Contact parents or legal guardians to verify residence in the school district and/or attendance zone
Patrol assigned buildings and grounds to prevent theft, vandalism and illegal entry
Conduct routine inspection of doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure
Confront and question alleged unauthorized persons in the school building or on school grounds
Investigate and report all alleged violations of Local, State, and Federal law.
Investigate and report alleged violations of school district rules and regulations and school code of conduct as requested by the school principal.
Contact local police when/if needed for additional support and file such reports as are appropriate
Provide security for extra-curricular activities which occur outside of the normal instructional day. Obtain additional officers to work activities when additional help is needed
Attend school functions as directed by the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief or Sergeants making assignments.
File all Offense Reports and related Incident Reports for all cases of criminal activity or misconduct in assigned schools, or within the district.
Participate with other attendance, and security officers and LEO’s in district wide security efforts as directed by Chief of Police of designee.
Must have transportation to travel to elementary schools to assist as necessary
Must demonstrated customer-centric skills, greeting and handling of the parents, employees, students and visitors to the building, both adults and children
Perform such other duties as may be requested by the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, Sergeants, Principals or other immediate supervisors in the general areas of attendance, security or pupil and staff services

COMMUNICATION/ORGANIZATION:
Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the needs of students.
Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works involves physical effort. Physical agility is required to access all types of areas. Regularly required to walk, run, stand, jump, climb, stoop, crouch, kneel, and climb a ladder/fence/stairs; must be able to access all levels of a building/structure. Manually operates various tools, equipment, office equipment, and law enforcement devices. Must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds. May be required to physically restrain person(s) during detainments and/or arrests using standard law enforcement procedures. Required to detect odors and have temperature sensitivity. Communicates verbally and in writing. Eyesight, including corrected eyesight, with regards to close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception is required to perform the job. A campus officer must be both physically and mentally fit when reporting for duty
The Americans with Disability Act prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. To be qualified for this position an individual must meet the following standards and/or be able to perform the essential functions and activities.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL: Working knowledge of the statutes, local laws, law enforcement rules and regulations, and the court system. Thorough knowledge of rules of conduct as they pertain to a school law enforcement officer carrying out duties (i.e., detain, search and seizure, counseling, use of force, etc.). Thorough knowledge of Kansas public school law and procedures; school facilities; school equipment; and school operations. Knowledge of the rules and regulations which govern the use of force, detainment, and other emergency tactics when attempting to apprehend volatile and/or fleeing students and visitors.  Ability to enforce the public school law and board of education policy impartially and to make sound judgments under stressful situations. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in general or detailed instructions. Ability to analyze and interpret laws, board policy, rules regulations, standards, and procedures, and apply them to specific situations and cases. Ability to conduct thorough administrative and criminal investigations into various aspects of school matters presented on a case-by-case basis. Ability to work in a high stress environment on a regular basis. Ability to remain calm, concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times
Good problem solving skills. Skill in operating the above mentioned tools and equipment

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential/ functions of this job. Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations.  Willingness to work overtime is a condition of employment.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Based on the Kansas City Kansas Board of Education Salary Scale.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
LEO Certification/Commission REQUIRED
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
Certification in CPR. Certification as First Responder
Officers must hold a law enforcement commission with the State of Kansas and upon being sworn in before the Board of Education, the officer will be officially a Kansas City Kansas Public School District Police Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or GED certificate
Verified successful experience in law enforcement 2 year minimum
Formal course work and/or training in law enforcement procedures
Have law enforcement commission
Meet minimum health and fitness standards
Must be a least 5’2” in height (KSA 44-1110)
Must pass drug screening and alcohol test
Valid driver’s license and an automobile.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: 

https://kckps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4372

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled