Date Posted: April 01, 2019
Job Number: CAMS76 and CAMS67

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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.

TWO Police Officer positions available.

Duties include:

  • Complete required reports (incidents/offense, accidents or any other reports as needed.  
  • Respond to calls for service (Provide jump starts and & lock outs) or other significant incidents occurring on University property.  
  • May be required to appear in an administrative or court hearing 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. 
  • Assist the shift supervisor with monthly in-service training. 
  • Perform or assist in the performance of risk assessments relating to departmental responsibilities by buildings and grounds for safety hazards. 
  • Assist with University deposit as and escorts if necessary.   
  • Maintain liaison with University officials, 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 identify 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. (You must learn all software programs that we use in the dispatch office).   
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 
  • This position involves considerable over time and shift work.
Required Qualifications

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

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. 
  • Must be certified by the Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) as a peace officer

Qualified applicants will also be required to have the following skills, attributes, and abilities:

  • Annually, must successfully qualify on the APOSTC firearms course
  • Must obtain ACJIC Certification
  • Must obtain ALACOP certification
  • Computer literacy, (Microsoft word, ALACOP etc.)
  • Must be twenty-one years of age
  • Must possess a current Alabama driver’s license with the ability to drive an automobile, a pick-u truck and utility vehicle (i.e. MULE, EZ-GO, etc.) 
  • Must be capable of speaking articulately to individuals and groups in English
  • Must be able to read and comprehend correspondence, manuals, journals, letters, memoranda, policies, directive and signs in English
  • Must have the ability to hear verbal communication and radio/electronic and telephone messages/signals
  • 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
  • May be required to pass approved fitness test
  • Must be physically able to walk, stoop, run, climb several flights of stairs and climb a six-foot wall or fence
  • Must have the ability to successfully complete defensive tactics training to include handcuffing techniques, ASP Baton, MACE, arrest procedures and self-protection

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.