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Campus Police Officer

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Essential Duties

  • Protects students, faculty/staff and property.
  • Prevents crime on campus. .
  • Enforces college rules and policies.
  • Provides building security, locks and unlocks doors as scheduled and provides building checks.
  • Reports and records crimes and violations.
  • Ensures traffic safety on campus.
  • Assists and directs students as needed.
  • Provides emergency services and stays abreast of inclement weather conditions.
  • Escorts faculty and students to as needed.
  • Monitors building access.
  • Carries assigned duty weapon and police radio.
  • Participates in training to include physical training and firearms.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.
  • Patrols College properties to detect and prevent violations of laws and regulations; arrest and detain offenders and issue citations as necessary; assist in providing traffic and/or crowd control during periods of high volume and density.
  • Operate emergency and non-emergency vehicles and communications equipment; investigate traffic accidents, reports of criminal offenses, violations of institutional policy and other incidents; complete accurate and detailed reports; and defuse disturbances.
  • Provide emergency first-aid and assist other law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel; respond to alarms; conduct interviews and searches as necessary; monitor roadways and parking areas for motorist and pedestrian safety.
  • Use tactics, including force as trained and equipped, in preserving the safety of College community, oneself, and fellow officers; testify in court.
  • Provide assistance as requested or needed by locking or unlocking buildings and offices; assist stranded motorists; communicate general and public safety information to students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
  • Detect, investigate, and report breaches of facilities, property damage, missing property, and hazardous conditions; maintain uniforms and equipment; attend practical training.
  • Maintain professional appearance and attitude; assist in safety and security planning and implementation for special events.
  • Assist in planning and implementing public service programs and training.
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.
  • Works in a dynamic team of diverse faculty, staff, and students in a fast paced environment. Frequent contact with employees, students, and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary $18.27 per hour

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and regulations, for security. Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques. Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order. Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
Frequently:
• Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
• Sitting
• Standing
• Walking
Constantly:
• Hearing
• Repetitive motion
• Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Qualifications

  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • Must possess valid Arkansas driver’s license and have a safe driving record.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • Be able to pass a Mental and Physical examination
  • Be free of a Felony Conviction(s)
  • Be free of Domestic Violence conviction in accordance with 18 USC section 922
  • Be a US Citizen
  • Be of good character has determined by thorough background investigation

Preferred

  • Current certified law enforcement officer (by CLEST) or related field
  • Law Enforcement Officer experience
  • Any other specialized law enforcement training

Special Job Dimensions

  • Occasional exposure to hazardous and/or stressful situations.
  • Shift work to include all weekends and all holidays.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in indoor settings, outdoor settings, and in all weather conditions at all times of day.
  • Ability to give chase on foot and apprehend and detain subjects as permitted by law.
  • Must be able to perform all job-related duties while wearing required uniform and duty equipment to include a body armor vest.
  • Must be able to be recalled for duty at all times in case of emergency.

Background Check Requirements. Criminal background check, sex offender registry check, MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check, drug screening, physical examination, and psychological examination.

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.