Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Job Number: CAMS76

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The Police Officer will maintain a solid presence on campus, providing a safe and secure campus for all employees, students and visitors.

Duties include:

  • Enforcing all federal, state and local laws and Samford University policies.
  • Complete required reports (incidents/offense, accidents or any other reports as needed).
  • Respond to calls for service or other significant incidents occurring on University property.
  • May be required to appear in an administrative or court hearings as deemed necessary.
  • Conduct follow-up investigations and prepare written reports as may be required.
  • Communicate effectively with the public during routine and unusual situations.
  • Perform or assist in the performance of risk assessments relating to departmental responsibilities by buildings and grounds for safety hazards.
  • Assist with University deposits and escorts, if necessary.
  • Maintain liaison with University officials and other law enforcement and fire departments to promote the safety and security of the University.
  • Provide location directions to citizens as required.
  • Prepare court documents for hearings as necessary.
  • Prepare monthly activity reports.
  • Lock, unlock and secure buildings and facilities.
  • Provide preventative patrol, direct traffic, and setup and remove barricades/cones for special events and emergencies.
  • Secure main gate at night and check identity of all individuals entering the campus via the southwest gate.
  • Enforce parking regulations.
  • Report threatening weather conditions and assist in the notification of all campus personnel.
  • Serve as departmental dispatcher as needed.
  • This position involves considerable overtime and shift work.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

To apply for this job, your resume and/or cover letter must show that you have the following qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be twenty-one years of age
  • Must be certified by the Alabama Peace Officer's Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) as a peace officer
  • Annually, must successfully qualify on the APOSTC firearms course
  • Must possess a current Alabama driver's license with the ability to drive an automobile, a pick-up truck and utility vehicles (i.e. MULE, E-ZGO, etc.)
  • Must be physically able to walk, stoop, run, climb several flights of stairs and climb a six foot wall or fence
  • Must be ability to successfully complete defensive tactics training to include handcuffing techniques, ASP Baton, Mace, arrest procedures and self-protection
  • Must be capable of speaking articulately to individuals and groups in English
  • Must obtain ACJIC Certification
  • Must obtain ALACOP Certification
  • Must be able to read and comprehend correspondence, manuals, journals, letters, memoranda, policies, directives and signs in English
  • Must have the ability to hear verbal communication and radio/electronic and telephone messages/signals and must have general computer skills
  • Have no felony convictions or convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
  • Have the ability to learn law enforcement and security terminology in order to communicate effectively
  • Must be able to work different shifts and considerable overtime situations on short notice
  • Final candidate must successfully pass a drug screening test to be eligible for employment

Submit a resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: 205-726-4027

Resumes received after the posting is removed will not be considered.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.