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Police Officer I

Job Description

TITLE: Police Officer I

JOB CODE: 6336



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: To provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and departmental policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To complete prescribed formal Field Training Program and achieve proficiency sufficient to police the property under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System; preserves the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding to prevent or suppress crime when authorized by law; provides services, information and directions to students, employees and visitors; executes all lawful process; arrests offenders without warrant where authorized by law; investigates criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, recover stolen or lost property; attempts to locate missing persons; enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings; investigates motor vehicle collisions; enforces Board of Regents Rules and Regulations; prepares reports on all activities, filing them with supervising officer; performs related duties as assigned. Discusses cases with prosecuting attorneys, prepares evidence and appears as a witness in court.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work is reviewed by supervising officers through activities, reports and observation of performance. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: An applicant for admission to the U.T. System Police Academy must have a high school diploma or have passed a General Educational Development (GED) Test and must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) semester college hours from an accredited college or university.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: None. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a physical examination including, but not limited to the following areas: vision, hearing, and general health. Must be proficient with the operation of all equipment utilized by the University Police Department necessary to perform assigned tasks. Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off. Work involves a degree of hazard. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission, The University of Texas System and a valid Texas driver's license. Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Office of the Director of Police, the Board of Regents and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education concerning age requirements and physical, mental and educational standards. Must successfully complete The University of Texas System Police Academy Basic Peace Officer Course. Must successfully complete a minimum of six (6) months probationary review period immediately following date of commissioning. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out his or her responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer of The University of Texas System Police. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.