CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER, LATERAL
As a University of Washington employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
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The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the main campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, 24 hours a day. Police Officers at the UWPD respond to public calls for service within a very diverse community, providing community-oriented law enforcement services to the campus and nearby areas, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, and University regulations. Police Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations, make arrests, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. Officers also provide for the safety and security of persons and property at University events and attend community meetings.
The University of Washington Police Department is housed in a state-of- the-art police facility. We are looking for some dedicated professionals with police experience to join our ranks. We have so much to offer including a pleasant atmosphere, policing a student population, specialty positions, working PAC-12 sporting events, lucrative overtime assignments and an opportunity to practice the community policing and service expected from our nationally accredited police department. The UWPD is involved in crime prevention, uniformed patrol response, crowd control, dignitary protection, facilities security, traffic control and enforcement, criminal investigations, and emergency management. We are committed to officer training, a high officer-to-area ratio and innovative policing strategies.
We have an outstanding opportunity for Campus Police Officer (Lateral). All qualified LATERAL candidates are invited to participate in the selection process designed for the experienced officer.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statutes, and ordinances;
• Inspect buildings and grounds for trespassers, fire, property damage, or other irregularities;
• Direct and regulate traffic; investigate accidents or crimes; administer first aid; issue citations for violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court, present evidence, and testify against persons accused of crime;
• Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm systems; prepare and distribute reports;
• Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity;
• Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses;
• Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency
UW Police Officers have unique opportunities to work in specialized units and assignments. These units and assignments include:
• Detective Unit;
• Community Engagement Unit;
• Bicycle Officers;
• Field Training Officers;
• Plain clothes detail;
• Explosives Detection K-9 Unit;
• Dignitary Protection assignments;
• Incident Prevention Team;
• Residence Halls Officer;
• Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Liaison Officer.
Police Officers work a variety of shifts depending on their assignment. These shifts may include traditional 5x8s or 4x10s, with some weekend work required.
The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) is very proud to be the only campus law enforcement agency in the State of Washington that is Triple Accredited: 1) Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA); 2) International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); and, 3) Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC). The UWPD is one of only eight (8) police agencies in the State of Washington that has achieved international accreditation.
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The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
• High school graduation or equivalent;
• Be at least twenty-one years of age at time of hire;
• Possess a valid Washington State driver's license (by date of hire);
• No felony convictions;
• At least two years of full-time college (90 credit hours if quarter system or 60 credit hours if semester system) in police science or related field;
• U.S. citizenship at time of examination or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language;
• No convictions for child abuse; AND
• No convictions for domestic violence.
• Lateral Candidates*: At least one year of experience as a full-time, paid commissioned police officer, and no more than a 24-month break in service.
*NOTE: Federal law enforcement officers/agents, corrections officers, jailers, game wardens, military police officers, special or reserve officers/deputies, or any other such positions which fall outside the above guidelines do NOT qualify for Lateral positions.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Seattle, WA 98195