Under general supervision performs the duties of a Police Officer.
Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such as
crime prevention, re-certification, instructing criminal
investigations or special events.
1. Patrols designated areas by vehicle and foot to identify and
report safety hazards, detect violations of laws and ordinances,
and identify wanted vehicles, persons, and unusual conditions.
Maintains a visible presence to deter crime.
2. Responds to calls for emergency service, evaluates the situation
and determines appropriate course of action. Performs crowd
control; responds to emergency situations; administers emergency
3. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations by interviewing
and obtaining statements; collects, preserves, and processes
4. Conducts surveillance and serves warrants and summonses. Performs
searches and detains suspicious vehicles and persons. Arrests,
searches, restrains, transports, guards, and processes violators.
5. Interacts with campus community and establishes rapport with
6. Mediates disputes and provides advice on legal rights and
processes. Performs crisis mediation with persons involved in
domestic and civil disputes, suicide, or hostage situations.
7. Operates a variety of communication equipment to obtain, report,
and verify information. Prepares and completes a variety of
detailed reports and forms to support investigations.
8. Prepares cases; appears and testifies in court.
9. Enforces laws, ordinances, and institutional regulations.
10. Directs traffic, investigates accidents, determines cause and
takes appropriate action.
11. Inspects and maintains assigned equipment including firearms and
clothing. Operates and utilizes various types of law enforcement
equipment such as firearms and other self defense tools and
criminal detection devices.
12. Assists in the training and directs the activities of law
enforcement and other support personnel.
13. Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such
as: crime prevention, recertification instruction, criminal
investigations, or special events.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training
Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and
successful completion of a Police Field Training program.
OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the
Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non-commerical
Class C or equivalent driver's license.
General knowledge of citizens rights and responsibilities; of federal,
state, and local laws and ordinances. Skill in detecting situations
imperiling public safety; in operating emergency vehicles under all
conditions; in the care and use of firearms, self defense tools and
criminal detection devices. Ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing; to operate two way radios and telephones in a
variety of environments; to apply knowledge, experience, and reason to
arrive at prompt and effective decisions for both routine and critical
situations; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse
population; to maintain composure and demonstrate restraint in
stressful and dangerous situations; to perform extensive sitting,
driving, standing, walking, climbing, and running; to lift, drag, and
carry heavy objects; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to provide
guidance and training to others; to respond to emergency situations
requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles
frequently and quickly; to work in and wear personal protective
equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class are required to maintain certification as
specified by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Employees in
this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug