Public Safety Officer (Police Officer)

  • Anywhere

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The primary purpose of organization unit (department) is to protect life and property of the students, faculty, and staff on the campus of Fayetteville State University and to support the University’s core mission of academic excellence by providing comprehensive and professional public safety services, as well as convenient access to a peaceful and orderly campus community.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

This is professional work involving enforcing the law of the State of North Carolina and the United States Government at Fayetteville State University. Employees have full law enforcement authority ranging from traffic control to criminal investigations within a limited geographic jurisdiction. Work involves patrolling an assigned area responding to and investigating complaints or calls, and for detection of violations of State Laws and applicable regulations. Conduct self-initiated security checks to protect people and property to include zone checks and building walk-thru; lock and unlock as necessary. Report and resolve traffic problems, safety concerns and other hazards. Detect and deter crime with ability to understand crime activities and trends. Use proper questioning techniques and interrogation skills to obtain information from witnesses, victims and suspects. Establish and secure crime scenes and perform basic processing of crime scene. Record facts and prepare reports to document preliminary and follow-up investigations. Duties include apprehending observed violators committing offenses, collection and preservation of evidence and ensuring chain of custody, perform DWI arrests, testimony in court proceedings as necessary, and performing related work. Managing traffic check points, investigate traffic accidents with property and serious injury. Properly execute search and arrest warrants and serve other criminal and/or traffic citations or summons. Investigate student conduct issues and testify as a witness at student hearings. Use and maintain law enforcement equipment to include: firearms, baton, pepper spray, radios, emergency lights, siren, Mobile Data Terminal and other related equipment. Employees may serve as a lead officer on an assigned shift and ability to act as a team leader under Incident Command. Position may require shift, weekend, holiday and overtime work.

60% – Patrolling an assigned area responding to and investigating complaints or calls, and for detection of violations of State Laws and applicable regulations. Conduct self-initiated security checks to protect people and property to include zone checks and building walk-thru; lock and unlock as necessary. Report and resolve traffic problems, safety concerns and other hazards. Detect and deter crime with ability to understand crime activities and trends.

25% – Use proper questioning techniques and interrogation skills to obtain information from witnesses, victims and suspects. Establish and secure crime scenes and perform basic processing of crime scene. Record facts and prepare reports to document preliminary and follow-up investigations.

15% – Apprehending observed violators committing offenses, collection and preservation of evidence and ensuring chain of custody, testimony in court proceedings. Execute search and arrest warrants and serve other criminal and/or traffic citations or summons. Investigate student conduct issues and testify as a witness at student hearings.

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalency. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

BLET Certification

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