Police Officer (Part Time)
REPORTS TO: Assistant
Vice President of Public Safety/Chief of Police
PRIMARY FUNCTION: This
position provides law enforcement and public safety services to the
University community. It is a sworn position and requires the carrying of a
firearm. A Police Officer in the Point Park University Public Safety
Department patrols assigned areas of property used, owned, or occupied by
Point Park University. Police Officer in the Point Park University Public
Safety Department patrols assigned areas of property used, owned, or
occupied by Point Park University and any public property adjacent to
university property. The primary objective of the Campus Police Officer is
to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the University
community by means of an alert and vigilant prevention patrol. In addition,
they must be equally concerned with delivery of a wide variety of services
consistent with needs of the university, it administrative staff, its
faculty, students, and visitors. To effectively accomplish these purposes,
all Campus Police Officers must have a clear understanding of their powers,
duties and responsibilities and conduct themselves at all times within the
lawful limitations of their authority.
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NATURE OF POSITION: This
position requires a working knowledge of Pennsylvania law, a strong
interpersonal communications aptitude, customer service orientation, and a
collaborative interfacing with all University personnel. The incumbent must
possess: the ability to work independently in prioritizing work and
emergency calls, keep accurate records, the ability to problem solve
constructively; understand and follow directions as well as give directions;
strong attention to detail, the ability to work with a diverse population;
and the initiative for self directed accomplishment is essential.
- Have the responsibility and obligation to uphold
the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the
Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Laws and
Regulations of Allegheny County, and the Policy and Procedures of Point
- Have the responsibility to obey and carry out the orders of the
Chief of Police and all other Supervisory Officers, thoroughly,
cheerfully, and promptly, whether such orders are verbal or written.
- Maintain peace, order, and morality, protect persons and property,
prevent crime, and apprehend criminals within Point Park University
- Investigate all crime, protect crime scenes, collect and preserve
evidence, investigate accidents, unlawful acts, make legal arrests of
offenders, and serve warrants and subpoenas when required.
- Prepare required concise reports daily, prepare cases for court,
attend hearings when scheduled, and testify before courts and other
legally empowered bodies when required.
- Review reports of investigations and recommend further action as
- Be familiar with and enforce Point Park University Rules and
Regulations, and procedures of the Department.
- Shall respond to and record all calls, incidents, and complaints
reported to them in any matter, or discovered by them as directed by
Rules and Procedures.
- Carry out vigorous patrol of the assigned area, being constantly
alert to observe those conditions of things that promote criminal
activity and other incidents that require police service by answering
all calls, disposing of all complaints in a professional manner, and
recording such actions as required by the Department policy.
- On occasion, will be required to perform dispatching
- Demonstrates and reflects an understanding of and commitment to the
mission and core values of Point Park University.
- Knowledge of proper use and care of radio, radio equipment,
telephone, computer, Fire-Access-CCTV monitoring systems.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or