Millersville University

Millersville University

Patrol Officer Trainee [2 positions available]

Staff Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P00993

Position Type Staff Department University Police Working Title Patrol Officer Trainee 2 positions available Classification Security Officer 1 - 74710

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Permanent, Full-time

If Temporary, Start Date If Temporary, End Date If part-time, hours per week If part-time, percent time Days Worked 80 hours per pay period. The police academy hours are generally Monday – Friday from 8A.M. – 4:30P.M for 25 – 27 weeks with occasional evening and weekend (Saturday) modules. Hours/Shift worked 80 hours per pay period. The police academy hours are generally Monday – Friday from 8A.M. – 4:30P.M for 25 – 27 weeks with occasional evening and weekend (Saturday) modules. Union SPFPA - Police & Security

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Millersville University is accepting applications for a Patrol Officer Trainee. The Patrol Officer trainee position is an entry-level position designed to identify new police recruits. An employee in this job participates in an MPOETC Certified Act 120 program. An employee in this job develops skills and techniques to provide police services and protection to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education property, grounds, facilities, clientele, employees, and the general public. Work involves learning to enforce the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Motor Vehicle Code, local ordinances, and commonwealth regulations. Assignments are designed to develop proficiency in law interpretation and application, legal procedures, police operations, criminal investigations, public safety, physical fitness, self-defense, firearms use, emergency response, effective communication, report writing, maintenance and use of equipment, and law enforcement practices. Work may also include performing on-the-job assignments patrolling a State University to protect and guard property or persons from fire, theft, trespass, or other hazards.

Performance is evaluated in accordance with prescribed regulations and procedures, formal inspections, personal observation, and successful completion of an MPOETC Certified Act 120 program.

The officer trainee will never betray their integrity, character, or the public trust. The officer trainee will treat all individuals with dignity and respect and ensure their actions are dedicated to ensuring the safety of my community and the preservation of human life. Trainees will always have the courage to hold themself and others accountable for our actions. Trainees will maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of the University and police department they serve.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,250 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. We have over 950 graduate students enrolled in 21 master's and 3 doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Pay Rate: $16.64 per hour plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or completion of the General Educational Development test.
  • Basic PC skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work with students of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in situations involving decision-making, danger, and stress.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and evaluate surroundings and accurately recall facts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful completion of three background check.
  • Pre-employment physical, psychological, and background evaluation.
  • Untarnished work history.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Prior experience working with college-age population.
  • Bi-lingual.
  • Experience working with diverse groups at athletic, social, and cultural events.
  • Leadership and teamwork experience with clubs and organizations including but not limited to athletics, college academic and service organizations, and scouting.
  • Work experience involving customer service skills.
  • Job Description

  • Participate in a structured Act 120 Basic Police Officer Training program to obtain Act 120 Certification.
  • Participate in training assignments to learn the principles and practices associated with conducting investigations, collecting evidence to support enforcement action, search and seizure, accident investigations, officer safety, interpersonal relations, investigations, interviews, interrogations, report writing, case preparation, and court testimony.
  • Receive training in the safe and proper handling of firearms and in the use of specialized equipment and instruments, including communications equipment, preliminary breath test devices, body armor, and riot gear.
  • Participate in training assignments to learn the principles and practices associated with the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Evidence, criminal laws, motor vehicle laws, and rules related to search and seizure and arrest.
  • Patrol an assigned area of the Millersville University, watches for fires, prowlers, vandalism, or other unusual occurrences.
  • Direct traffic and enforce parking regulations.
  • Assist and direct visitors; furnish information in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain orderly conduct among students, employees, visitors, and the general public.
  • Operate motorized vehicles.
  • Perform related work and all other duties as required.
  • Essential Functions

  • They may be on extended periods of foot patrol, walking around the 225-acre campus, or on bicycle patrol cover both paved and unpaved terrain.
  • May need to run or jump while apprehending a person involved in illegal acts or inappropriate behavior.
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds without assistance and move more than 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must work outside for up to 12 hours a day.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse, firearm, and other personal defense equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Posting Open Date 05/02/2023 Posting Close Date 05/28/2023 Full Consideration Date Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting/Requisition https: //

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • ACT 120 Certification
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Other Document 1
  • Supplemental Questions

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    Job details


    Patrol Officer Trainee [2 positions available]


    Millersville University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2023

    Job type



    Law,Social Science

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