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Police Officer

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Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work TBA

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU201441
Official TSU Title Police Officer
Grant Title N/A
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision, serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors and for the protection of University property.

Essential Duties Summary

Patrols assigned area by foot, bicycle, or police vehicle to preserve the peace, enforce laws, prevent and detect crime, and respond to complaints. Answers calls regarding service, accidents, disturbances, crime, distress, or illness and provides information, assistance, and service to students, staff, and the public. Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments, causes and results of accidents and completes required reports. Collects and preserves physical evidence, protects crime scene, and reports and records all facts of incident. Controls and directs traffic to enforce University parking regulations and departmental towing policies. Mediates and resolves conflicts involving students, department personnel and community members. Provides escort service as needed and assists state, county and city law enforcement authorities as requested. Conducts crime prevention programs and presentations for faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. Testifies at administrative hearings and in court to present evidence by describing conditions, situations and actions of individuals for a case. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.

High school diploma or equivalent and specialized or technical training.

Required Licensing/Certification

Licensed as a Texas peace officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Work Experience

No prior work experience required.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Limited to special/specific assigned tasks.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Handles some unrelated functions. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Performs duties within scope of general University policies, procedures and objectives. Analyzes problems and performs needs assessments. Uses judgment in adapting broad guidelines to achieve desired result. Regular exercise of independent judgment within accepted practices. Makes recommendations that affect policies, procedures and practices. Refers exceptions to policy and procedures to the supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Regular contact with others, including students, general public, visitors and University personnel. Purpose of contacts is to explain, clarify or interpret information. May handle confidential information and some complex matters.

Customer Service Relationships

Assesses and diffuses problem situations and requires influencing others to reach consensus. Requires tact and diplomacy to handle difficult customer situations. Requires advanced interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain internal and external customer relationships. Explores alternatives and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work involves strenuous physical activities of various kinds with continuous exposure to hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, unpleasant work conditions such as adverse weather conditions or extreme risk of accident or ill health.

Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you Licensed as a Texas peace officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3