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University Police Officer Trainee, Wichita State University Police Department

01/03/2020 11:11 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Job Summary:  Patrols University grounds and buildings, streets, etc., patrolling efforts are determined by the supervisor and may include patrolling by foot, bicycle, and vehicle. Safety patrols are designed to maintain public safety, prevent crime, enforce the law and traffic infractions, apprehend criminal offenders, and prevent and respond to violations of University and State of Kansas policies and regulations; responds to calls for help or emergency situations within the approved area of jurisdiction as defined by Kansas statute; calls for help or emergency situations may require officers running up building stairs, chasing offenders on foot or the use of great physicality in subduing offender(s); or defending against physical aggression;

Utilizes and employs the appropriate law enforcement response in all situations. Interacts with University community members and other citizens within the jurisdiction of the University Police Department in an appropriate manner to further efforts to provide for public safety; prevent crime; and ensure compliance with University and State of Kansas policies and regulations ; provides crime prevention presentations.


Performs all law enforcement related duties and responsibilities concerning the enforcement, detection, apprehension, and investigation of alleged criminal behavior within the University Police jurisdiction, as provided by Kansas law and provided in training approved or within guidelines recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or the University Police Department. Through observation, information gathering, and analysis, determines when to initiate criminal investigations and when and how to initiate proper and lawful warrant or warrantless arrests. Prepares appropriate written documentation of investigative efforts, consistent with departmental policies, procedures, regulations, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Follows all departmental policies and common police practices and standards in the identification, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.

Locks and unlocks exterior doors on campus buildings and other interior doors as directed, in order to provide for the security of buildings and the property located within those buildings, consistent with departmental and university policies. Special building reservations may require additional locking and unlocking services.

Provides special customer services as requested, such as, jump starts for dead batteries, assistance entering locked vehicles to retrieve vehicle keys, limited assistance with disabled automobile tires, providing assistance getting gas for stranded motorists, and provide escort service for faculty/staff and students on campus.

Directs and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic, when appropriate, to insure public safety. Investigates and properly documents traffic-related investigations. Enforces appropriate parking and traffic laws and University regulations.

Cross-trained to perform dispatcher duties, when needed. Performs all generally accepted duties and responsibilities associated with law enforcement officers. Maintains certified law enforcement officer status as required by statute and department/university (completes yearly training requirements and other mandated training requirements and certifications).

Minimum Education:High School Diploma by hire date

Minimum Experience:

  • Knowledge of the principles of police work.

  • Knowledge of general law enforcement procedures.

  • Ability to express one’s self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written orders.

  • Ability to maintain an acceptable level of physical condition.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to accurately recall and to verbally present information concisely

Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.

  • Must complete and receive CJIS and NCIC certification within 6 months of employment or hire will be terminated.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of modern police methods and procedures.

  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and pertinent ordinances and laws.

  • Knowledge of physical location assigned, including buildings, streets, and areas where more than police attention may be required.

  • Knowledge of first aid and skill in its application.

  • Knowledge of the rights of the criminally accused.

  • Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques.

  • Knowledge of the laws governing search and seizure.

  • Knowledge of state and federal criminal law.

  • Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.

  • Knowledge of surveillance techniques.

  • Knowledge of the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage.

  • Knowledge of state and local motor vehicle laws.

  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, prepare clear and comprehensive reports.

  • Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

  • Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with other employee’s, subordinates, and the public.

  • Ability to analyze situations promptly and accurately, and to quickly adopt prompt,

  • effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

  • Ability to use and care for police equipment, including firearms and motor vehicles.

  • Ability to qualify with duty weapon on a regular basis.

  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.

  • Ability to work independently with or without detailed supervision.

  • Ability to interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.

  • Ability to evaluate the relative importance of all information received.

  • Ability to remain alert over long periods of time.

  • Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend written material for application to daily work.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

  • Ability to work long hours under difficult and arduous conditions.


Additional Information:

  • At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

  • Providing false or misleading statements within this application, whether intentional or not, will result in permanent removal from the application process.

  • During the application process your background will be closely examined. Please review the following background “disqualifiers.” If you think that any of these apply to you and you have questions, please call the Wichita State University Police Department at (316) 978- 3450 for clarification, or for more information.

  • Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74 – 5605.

  • Must satisfy all requirements as set forth by Wichita State University www.wichita.edu

  • If military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an Honorable Discharge or an Under Honorable Conditions (General). Uncharacterized discharges are reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Applicants may be eliminated from the process if they have not fully disclosed ALL information requested.

  • Applicants WILL be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process.

  • Applicants will be permanently disqualified for the following if:

    • Has been convicted, expunged, or received diversion on any state, municipality, or federal misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • As an adult or juvenile (17 years old or younger), has been involved, convicted, expunged, or on or after July 1, 1995, been placed on diversion by state or federal government for a crime which is a felony (includes sale of illegal or prescription drugs) or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • As an adult or juvenile (17 years old or younger) may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, to include but not limited to; theft, insufficient funds (check), fraud, false police reports, etc.

  • Applicants may be temporarily disqualified for the following:

    • Must not have used or possessed any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, opium, methamphetamine, etc. within the past 10 years of date of application.

    • Convictions, diversions, expungements, or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats within the past five years of date of application.

    • Convictions, diversions, expungements or involvement in misdemeanor crimes within the past three years of date of application.

    • Convictions, diversions, expungements or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, or weapons charges within the past five years of date of application.

  •  Must not have used, bought, or possessed marijuana, LSD, hashish, mushrooms, K 2, peyote, ecstasy, etc., within the past three years of date of application.

  •  Must not have used, bought, or possessed illegal or non – prescriptive steroids within the past three years of date of application.

  • Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past three years of date of application. Serious traffic violations to include, but not limited to vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, and eluding a police officer.

  • • Must not have received three moving violations during the last twelve months or been involved in two accidents for which they were at fault during the past twelve months.

  •  Must not have been convicted, taken diversion, plead guilty or no contest to an MIP (minor in possession of alcohol) or MIC (minor in consumption) within the past twelve months of date of application.

  •  Must not be currently charged with, under indictment, or on probation for any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.

  • If previous law enforcement experience has been rendered, must not have a sustained violation of dishonesty to include but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, courtroom testimony/credibility

  • For the purposes of this application process “conviction” includes rendering of judgement by a military court martial pursuant to the uniform code of military justice, by a court of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction in any state, whether or not expunged; and any diversion agreement entered into for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any diversion agreement entered into on or after July 1, 1995, for a felony.

  • At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

  • All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU vision, mission, and values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience

Pay Rate:$ 17.51 plus benefits

Application Process:Please visit our website at https://wichita.edu/wsujobs to view the full position description and apply for this position.

Closes: 01/15/2020

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