Position/Classification Title Public Safety Officer
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. Additional Education and Experience will be necessary for progressive steps (Journey and Advanced).
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification (BLET). General knowledge of state and institutional law enforcement.
Must demonstrate the ability to read at a 10th-grade level or above
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Valid Driver License.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this position is to carry out the activities of police patrol on the University campus. This position patrols assigned areas for response to complaints or calls and for detection of violations of those observed committing offenses, investigating violation or complaints in order to assess and handle cases, responsibility for the collection and preservation of evidence and chain of custody and testifying in the court proceedings. Work in this class excludes property security, escort service and parking control except as incidental assignments. Work is performed under general supervision, guided by applicable laws, regulations and policy, and reviewed through job effectiveness, oral and written reports.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The primary purpose of this unit is to provide an effective and efficient link between the University Community and the University Police Department’s operations and services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Department of Police and Public Safety maintains the responsibility of providing a safe and secure community for the students, faculty, staff and visitors. All University Police Officers are sworn full[time police officers who are state certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and must receive Basic Law Enforcement Training before being sworn as Police Officers. NC A&T State University Police Officers have complete police authority to enforce local, state and federal laws on all property owned or leased by the University and on streets that run through, are adjacent to, or border the campus.
Work Hours 7:00 pm to 7:00 am or 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Knowledge – Technical
(1)Applies Technical Knowledge to General Patrol Duties: Applies through knowledge of street layout, all buildings (residential, academics, etc) and landmarks of NC A&T State University and surrounding area. Detects and deters crime with the ability to understand crime activities and trends by conducting self-imitated security checks. Uses self-initiated security checks to protect people and property (spot checks and building walkthrough); locks and unlocks as needed. Identifies suspicious individuals, incidents, and vehicles. Applies general knowledge of facility layout, alarm system, fire detection systems, etc to assist citizens (directions, safety escorts, etc) when asked and actively look for ways to assist. Operates police vehicle with basic knowledge of motor vehicle stops. Assists motorists (stalled vehicles, jump-starting, waiting with motorist; assist with vehicle unlocks. Practices learned officer safety techniques; enforces traffic laws daily; and directs traffic flow when needed. Applies knowledge of criminal and traffic laws to regularly enforce criminal and traffic violations. Reports and resolves traffic problems, safety concerns, hazards, etc. Applies knowledge of investigative techniques and case preparation requirements for routine traffic and criminal cases. Applies knowledge of standard law enforcement equipment, its care, and safe use according to Department General Orders. Acquires knowledge of university and community resources, and applies this understanding to community policing.
(2) Applies Technical Knowledge to Use and Maintain Law Enforcement Equipment: Conducts appropriate vehicle inspection at the beginning and end of each shift (includes reporting damage; properly maintains and accounts for all vehicle equipment; properly operates basic vehicle equipment (in-car cameras, police radio, emergency lights, and siren and in-car computer/modem.; operates and appropriately uses fire suppression equipment, digital camera, lock tolls and flares; operates the following equipment safely and effectively and in compliance with policy/law:
4. OC spray
5. Mobile video camera
6. Hand-held radios
7. Office computers for (CJLEADS, NCAWARE, Police Pak (RMS), word processing, DCI, CAD)