Patrol Officer (2 positions)

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned University Police
Position Title Patrol Officer (2 positions)
Position Type Staff
Application Deadline Date 03/20/2018
Posting Number 10085814
Salary or Wage $40,288
Full-time / Part-time Full Time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary / Permanent Permanent
Position Start Date
Work Schedule varies
Bargaining Unit SPFPA
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Position Summary Information

Job Description

Under direct supervision, enforces local, state and federal laws under the authority and direction of Act 48 of 2003. Ensures compliance of University policies and procedures. Provides security for personnel, real property and equipment. Investigates and documents, pursuant to the rules of the Criminal History Records and Information Act (CHRIA), crimes and incidents; documents and preserves evidence; prepares cases for trial and provides testimony. Duties may include patrol functions, investigative duties, dispatch or other police related duties as described. May be assigned to any shift; shifts may be rotating or permanent.


Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Patrol the University in a vehicle, on foot and by bicycle. Perform all the university specific duties enumerated in Act 48 of 2003 and enforce all traffic and criminal laws; generally provide for the safety and security of the campus and the public.
  2. Check buildings for security, lock, and report any doors found unsecured, Remove any unauthorized persons from buildings or grounds. Report burned out lights, locks needing repair, and other safety hazards.
  3. Interact with the diverse students, faculty, staff and community to provide and promote Community Oriented Policing ideals into existing or developed programming.
  4. Remain current on the application of all departmental policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances and general literature pertaining to policing, the University and University trends.
  5. Collaborate with colleagues and supervisors to identify University concerns, present options of courses of action, identify resources, plan for implementation of desired change and assist in evaluation of success.
  6. Share information and resources with supervisors. Work with other department employees, public and private agencies, and citizens, to the extent permitted by law, to recognize problems involving crime and criminal problems and help formulate solutions to those problems.
  7. Prepare written reports and memoranda summarizing information.
  8. Use available technology for dispatching, ticket processing and criminal incident reporting.
  9. Officer is required to carry a department issued firearm and must qualify yearly in accordance with the department’s firearms policy. Officer must be proficient with other authorized University Police weapons (shotgun, pepper spray, etc.)
  10. Testify in court and at judicial hearings in support of criminal charges, investigations into violations, collection of evidence and other official activities.
  11. Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances and act accordingly to prevent accidents; is responsible for self, others, materials and equipment.
  12. Provide personal protection for visiting dignitaries and government officials. Assist outside police agencies with investigations and arrests. Transport evidence to the Crime Lab.
  13. Provide security at scheduled University athletic and social events.
  14. Make arrests for violations of vehicle and criminal law.
  15. Perform other related police work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

One year of police experience or any equivalent experience or training required. Act 120 Certification required. Possession of a valid PA Motor Vehicle Operator’s License required.

Preferred Qualifications

College/University experience preferred. Computer competency preferred. Successful candidate must obtain and maintain required certifications to include, but not limited to, PA Act 180 updates, CPR, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), First Aid, Firearms and DEF/TEC (pepper spray) certification. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.

Specific Duties
Physical Demands

Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required.

Diversity Statement

Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students. Edinboro University is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact the Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814)732-2167; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Department of Public Welfare), and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * How many years of experience do you have as a police officer
    • less than 1 year
    • more than 1 but less than 3 years
    • more than 3 years but less than 5 years
    • more than 5 years
  3. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • PhD, Ed.D, SLP.D, CsCd or D.Ed.
  4. * Do you have Act 120 Certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
  2. Supplemental Information