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University Police Officer, Fort Hays State University Police Department

08/03/2022 6:24 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves  enforcement of municipal ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes. Enforcement of rules, regulations and policies  of the University and the Board of Regents. Patrols an assigned area, exercises full law enforcement powers, conducts  criminal investigations, collects evidence and prepares appropriate reports. The position requires initial and continual  certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen; have been fingerprinted  and a search of local, state and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record;  not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of  domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness,  integrity or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the Kansas commission on peace officers’  standards and training; have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the  appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as  defined by rules and regulations of the commission; be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the  applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer; have completed an assessment, including psychological testing  approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would  adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with  reasonable skill, safety and judgment be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to  perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment  and obtain initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’  standards and training. At time of appointment, candidate must have passed a standardized written test, polygraph  examination, background investigation, physical and a drug screening testing. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or other state agency that  meets the same standard. A college degree is preferred, but not required. 

SALARY: Hourly rate $19.25 

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Observes buildings and offices, streets, etc., while on patrol to determine whether conditions appear in order. Checks exterior of premises for unusual signs which might indicate illegal entry, and speaks to occupants to assure that everything is in order. Identifies locations and times when criminal activity and/or traffic problems are most likely to occur in a particular district. 

• Responds to emergency situations such as fires, injury accidents, hold up alarms, fire alarms and intrusion alarms, bomb and other threats, and initiates immediate action to preserve life, preserve evidence and control the situation. Decides when an emergency response is necessary. 

• Maintains care and control of authorized equipment, vehicles and firearms and reports malfunctions. • Locates, collects, preserves, verifies, and critically analyzes information and evidence during patrol activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations. Performs surveillance operations. Interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects and others as needed. 

• Completes written reports in compliance with Kansas Administrative Regulations and departmental procedures, and makes oral reports as needed. 

• Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and informally with community groups. Provides information upon request about police policies, procedures and techniques as they affect the public. Maintains relations with other law enforcement agencies. 

• Considers circumstances of an observed or suspected violation of law and determines whether to initiate an investigation or to stop and frisk an individual, or whether probably cause exists to arrest and search an individual incident to the arrest without a warrant, and makes arrest or search. 

• Directs and controls traffic flow and pedestrian movement on campus. Patrols streets and related areas to see that streets, drives and fire lanes are open and enforces observed traffic violations. Issues University parking citations, and issues moving traffic violations into municipal or district courts.

• Directs traffic flow at the accident scene, conduct an investigation as to its cause, photographs and sketches diagrams of accidents, and takes appropriate enforcement action. 

• Position is subject to callback upon need due to emergencies, criminal investigations, and criminal activity and staff shortages as deemed necessary by the Director of Police. 

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information  for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF. 

For a full description and to apply, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: 

Name: Terry Pierce 

Email: trpierce2@fhsu.edu  

Phone: (785) 628-5304

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