Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University

Patrol Officer

United States

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Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0640

Position Title Patrol Officer Department Police Safety-LH Bargaining Unit POA Position Type Staff Full-time/ Part-time Full-time If Part-time, specify percentage Temporary/ Permanent Permanent Benefits

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include:

  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:

  • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.

  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.
  • Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: https:// www. passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/Summary-of- Benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits.

    To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

    FLSA Salary $41,290.00 Work Hours Other Work Schedule Other Work Schedule Anticipated Start Date 03/11/2023 Anticipated End Date None

    Position Summary Information

    Job Description Summary

    The home campus for this position is Lock Haven.

    University Patrol Officers are responsible for providing a safe and secure living and learning environment for the University Community. Officers are on duty 365 days a year and provide immediate responses to all types of emergencies on campus. Patrol Officers provide services in areas of patrol, investigations, parking enforcement, residence hall protection, building security, crime prevention and special event security. This position involves a great deal of interaction with students performing community – oriented policing with a strong emphasis on student success and retention recognizing the social importance of 21 Century professional and ethical police functions for tactful and courteous treatment of all persons.

    This is an “essential personnel” position, patrol officers are expected to remain or report to work during partial or full day closings and during other emergent circumstances.

    Essential Duties

  • Ability to patrol campus and respond to emergencies on foot and by vehicle.
  • Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time for patrol, and traffic and crowd control.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions, weekends, shift work or extreme heat.
  • Ability to perform CPR and basic first aid.
  • Ability to analyze incidents and triage the event bringing a safe & effective resolve.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using a two-way radio and related office equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate law enforcement vehicles in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to make arrests, serve warrants and testify in court.
  • Ability to conduct investigations including in the field work and follow- up interviews.
  • Ability to write effective detailed reports of investigations, accidents and incidents.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with lawyers, physicians, directors, deans, Vice Presidents, the President, student groups and organizations.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, Rules of Criminal Procedure, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors at Commonwealth facilities.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions appropriate to responsibilities assigned as a law enforcement officer.
  • Knowledge of and skill in practicing emergency first-aid and CPR techniques.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Ability to enforce laws legally, firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to follow a chain of command.
  • Ability to safely & legally operate state vehicles and possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license required.
  • Some knowledge of Community Policing – Community Relations
  • Proficient in the handling and use of firearms & use of offensive and defensive weapons.
  • Commitment to fair and equitable 21st Century policing best practices.
  • Specific Duties

  • Directs and controls traffic and parking on University grounds enforcing laws, serving warrants, PFA's, transporting prisoners, issuing traffic warnings, issuing parking tickets, issuing both traffic and non-traffic citations, for violations of University policy and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania laws.
  • Provides safety and Law Enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities at the University (concerts, athletics, dances etc.) AND those groups and persons who come to campus to exercise free speech.
  • Transports by state-owned vehicles, persons to & from hospitals and University funds or valuables to proper locations.
  • Responds to calls, including mental health, injured persons, panic, fire, bomb threat, active assailant or any other University emergency.
  • Investigates suspected crimes, reports findings, files criminal complaints, serves arrest warrants, serves search warrants, conducts surveillance while following Rules of Criminal Procedure & University Police policies.
  • Investigates traffic accidents involving persons or property, reporting and pursuing appropriate course of action on University grounds.
  • Cooperates and works with local, state, federal and other first responders as needed. (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, EMA, DA, Domestic Violence, Hospitals etc.)
  • Testifies in court, legal proceedings or university code of conduct as necessary.
  • Displays and removes temporary parking signage on campus.
  • Prepares and maintains a multitude of reports; daily activity logs, shift reports etc.
  • Clearly utilizes two-way radio communications equipment, computers, multi- line telephones, monitor alarms & CCTV, accomplishes routine administrative duties and performs other related work as required.
  • Participates in education and training courses, as requested. Completes professional development trainings as required (CPR/AED, firearms, Act 180 etc.)
  • Practices safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Completes reports to appropriate work group of deficiencies.
  • Operates state vehicles in a legal, safe and courteous manner at time for extended time periods.
  • May perform public speaking – community policing events with student or community groups as a special assignment.
  • Exhibits abilities to work with diverse groups and populations.
  • Patrols campus by foot, vehicle or police bicycle.
  • Performs routine building checks for safety hazards, mechanical problems, unlocked doors etc. Unlocks and locks doors – facilities as required.
  • May be requested to assisted another University Police Department.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality, CHRIA, FERPA, HIPAA, JNET, CLEAN
  • The General Summary and Principal Duties and Responsibilities sections summarized above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.


  • Ability to enforce laws legally, firmly, tactfully and with dignity & respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and make recommendations without close supervision.
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine the proper courses of action.

  • Must be able to manage cash, receipts and statements for parking tickets & permits (LHU/MU)
  • Must use personnel effectively and prudently and request additional personnel (OT) only when necessary as in an emergency.

  • May be required to occasionally serve as Officer in Charge or assume Incident Command at a critical incident.
  • May supervise student work study employees.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

    Minimum Experience and Training 1. Formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through Act 120 training; OR any equivalent experience or training. 2. Receipt of the Basic Police Commission with arrest powers, granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 3. Ability to successfully complete the University Firearms Qualification Requirements at required intervals. 4. Must satisfactorily complete Act 180 updates annually.

    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license. Ability to meet MPOETC qualifications regarding medical physical, psychological, drug testing and any other requirements established by the University.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Applicants will be rated on the following criteria: 1) Knowledge and experience in community oriented policing. 2) Investigative experience. 3) Specialized police experience/training such as crowd control, sexual assault investigation, crime prevention, and instructor development. 4) Experience and training to the needs of others/diverse cultures. 5) Experience in report writing and other professional documentation. 6) Experience with public interaction.

    Physical Demands

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 02/02/2023

    Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicants must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references.

    Employment is conditional, pending successful completion of the background clearances mandated by Act 153 of 2014 and Board of Governors Policy 2014-01-A: Protection of Minors. In order to qualify for a provisional appointment, the Applicant Acknowledgement Consent Form, Provisional Hire Form, Pennsylvania State Police and Justifacts portion of the clearance process must be successfully completed prior to your start date. The remaining PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Clearance must be successfully completed and returned as soon as possible within the first 90 days of employment.

    Background Clearances

    In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

    Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.

    Diversity Statement

    At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by: • Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom. • Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community. • Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.

    Title IX/Clery

    The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

    The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, [email protected] or [email protected]), to coordinate the University's compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University's compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

    About Commonwealth University of PA

    The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.

    We're Honoring our History by preserving the founding principles of each campus and continuing our vibrant on-campus student experience, serving as pillars of our communities, supporting students and our neighbors alike.

    We're Investing in Today by answering the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and relevance through the combined strength of our storied institutions.

    We're Building a Powerful Tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania and beyond.

    Quick Link https: // jobs.lhup.edu/postings/6342

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you certified through Act 120 training?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If you are not certified through Act 120 training, what date will you receive certification?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of police experience do you have?
  • Less than 1
  • 1-2
  • 2-3
  • 3 or more
  • Do you possess other specialized training in a specific area of police work such as crime prevention, criminal investigation, traffic accident investigation and/or crime scene procession?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you able to work nights, weekends and/or holidays?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you currently have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If you do not already have a valid PA driver's license is there anything preventing you from receiving one prior to the start of employment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not applicable-already possess a PA driver's license
  • Please list the types of computer software you are experienced in?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience using CODY desktop and Express crime reporting program?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Commonwealth University of PA Career Site
  • PA CareerLink
  • Internal Job Board
  • Indeed.com
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Local Newspaper
  • Technical School/College Job Board
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Professional Licenses/Certifications
  • Job details


    Patrol Officer


    Lock Haven University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Law,Social Science

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