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Job Specification

CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER

DEFINITION:

Under supervision of a Campus Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, 
and/or other supervisory officer in the Campus Police Department 
in a state college/university/university campus and in cooperation with municipal, 
county, and state law enforcement officers, provides foot and vehicular 
patrol security and surveillance for an entire college/university/university 
campus or a portion thereof; does related work as required.
 
NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes 
only.  A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed 
in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may 
not be listed.

NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.

32271C - Bilingual in Spanish and English
SPECIAL SKILL
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or 
communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform 
the duties of this position.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Under direction, provides foot and vehicular patrol to detect security 
problems, safety hazards, and to provide surveillance for an entire 
college/university/university campus or portion thereof.
										    
Takes measures necessary to safeguard the lives and property of all 
members of the college/university community and of visitors to the campus.
						    
Takes appropriate steps to respond to crime, disaster, medical or 
disturbance scenes and secure as necessary.
										    
Takes appropriate steps to rescue people from life threatening and/or 
serious injury circumstances (e.g. from drowning, burning buildings, 
snow storms, floods, etc.).
										    
Investigates criminal, civil, and other complaints (including those of motor 
vehicle violations) committed by or against the college/university and 
community, and observes established regulations and policy in such work.
										    
Coordinates initial effort with public agencies and incident/crime scene.
										    
Preserves evidence/contraband by tagging, marking, and/or sealing for 
safekeeping and, if necessary, transports evidence to court to assist with 
judicial proceedings.
										    
Separates and arrests individuals as necessary to restore order at a 
domestic dispute in compliance with Domestic Violence and Intervention Act. 

Enforces traffic and parking regulations on campus and cooperates with 
and assists municipal, county, and State Police in traffic control as required.
										    
Assists security officers and/or campus guards in their investigations, and 
reviews and edits their reports.
										    
Provides general assistance to all persons on the campus, including information 
regarding campus locations, special events, campus regulations, provisions of 
the law, and other matters.
										    
Regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic when necessary, to 
ensure safety and reasonable, rapid movement of traffic with a minimum 
of interference.
										    
Helps to maintain order at places where people gather in numbers.
										    
Works special events or details (e.g. concerts, demonstrations, strikes, 
to detect problems or illegal activities.
										    
Notes conditions while patrolling the designated territory.
										    
Participates in directed patrol activity (e.g. plainclothes, surveillance) to 
observe and detect unusual activities, circumstances, or violations of the law.
										    
Checks the condition of buildings and takes steps to protect them from
damage and theft.
										    
Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions and 
reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions.
										    
Transports persons needing assistance during emergency and/or official 
business.
										    
Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and forwards results to 
appropriate units.
										    
Executes official documents (e.g. warrants, subpoena) as directed when 
necessary.
										    
Coordinates actions of officer(s) arriving to assist in large scale searches 
until supervisor arrives.
										    
Pursues fleeing suspect on foot, bicycle, or in available vehicle, in accordance 
with Department Policy and Attorney General's guidelines.
										    
Conducts searches of persons, premises, automobiles or property with
probable cause.
										    
May process juvenile arrests.
										    
Communicates to dispatcher/control center all crimes/disturbances in 
progress, using radio in patrol vehicle or hand held radio.
										    
Identifies to dispatcher locations and selects locations to stop violators 
that ensures safety to officer, public and violator.
										    
Records the arrest of individuals (e.g. completes forms, fingerprints, 
and photographs) to document arrests.
										    
Provides police protection when large sums of money are in transit.
										    
May escort and transport accused to detention centers.
										    
Makes investigations of complaints involving misconduct, suspicious 
behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions, and other matters within 
the field of police operations.
										    
Notes and reports holes in the pavements, other dangerous holes, 
fallen rocks and trees, imperfect lights, and other conditions constituting 
dangers or hazards.
										    
Administers first aid in the case of accidents or emergencies.
										    
Attends line up/roll call for briefings of criminal activity, training, etc.
										    
Reports orally to supervisors on the results of investigations, personnel 
status and on emergency or potential emergency situations.
										    
Confers with in-coming/off-going colleagues to discuss such things as 
criminal activity, unresolved incidents and other matters.
										    
Provides special services to other departments as required.
										    
When assigned to night duty, checks and notes whether gates, doors, 
gratings, and entrances are securely fastened when they should be and, 
if they are not, investigates and notifies interested persons and Campus 
Police Headquarters of conditions which should be corrected.
										    
Maintains accountability for all keys (e.g. for vehicles, gates, and doors) 
to limit access to restricted areas.
										    
Checks cars and persons in restricted areas to determine if presence 
is authorized and removes if necessary.
										    
Inspects patrol vehicle for weapons and contraband before and after 
prisoner transport and before starting shift.
										    
Conducts field sobriety tests to determine probable cause for breath 
or blood test and/or arrest for alcohol or drug use.
										    
Assists stranded motorists by notifying the proper service providers 
(e.g. auto club or tow truck).
										    
Issues verbal/written warnings and summonses to traffic violators and 
explains legal procedures regarding summonses.
										    
Directs traffic, places emergency signaling devices (flares, cones) or takes 
other necessary action to ensure a safe and orderly flow of traffic when 
confronted with unusual traffic conditions (e.g. accidents, stoplight failures, 
major events).
										    
Notifies dispatcher of hazards on roadway (e.g. missing or vandalized signs,
dead animals, debris, and vehicles).
										    
Gathers information from accident parties and witnesses to determine the 
facts of accidents and to complete accident reports.
										    
When necessary, apprehends, warns, and/or takes into custody violators 
of the law.
										    
Guards prisoners during arrests/processing and/or while receiving medical 
services.

Gives testimony under oath in court.
										    
When assigned to Campus Police Headquarters, receives complaints,
takes proper action by notifying Campus Police Officers and/or Security 
Officers by radio or other means, and helps maintain accurate records.
										    
Prepares clear, accurate, and informative reports of significant activities 
and conditions.
										    
Summarizes in writing the statements of witnesses and complainants and 
forwards reports to investigators when further investigation is necessary.
										    
Takes inventory of physical objects (e.g. keys, equipment in car) and 
logs accordingly.
										    
Establishes and maintains field contacts and intelligence sources 
(e.g. maintenance workers, housing officials, etc.).

Maintains essential Campus Police records and files.
										    
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, 
office, or related units.
   
 
REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:
Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an 
approved high school equivalency certificate.
						    
AGE:
Minimum of 18 years of age.
										    
CITIZENSHIP:
United States citizenship.
										    
NOTE:  At the time of appointment, applicants for this position must 
submit acceptable proof of meeting the indicated requirements.
										    
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Appointees must be able to complete satisfactorily the police training 
course administered by the Police Training Commission. Such training 
includes successful attainment at a level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
										    
NOTE:  Candidates certified from the eligible list for this title may be 
required to undergo a medical examination administered by appointing 
authority. Any psychological, medical, or physical condition or defect which 
would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the 
appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated 
as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.
										    
NOTE:  Appointees to this position shall qualify annually in the use of firearms.
										    
LICENSE:
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

			    
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:										    
Knowledge of legal requirements governing arrests, search, seizure 
and evidence.
										    
Knowledge of the legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities of 
college/university employees, students, and campus visitors; and 
knowledge of the legal rights of the apprehended and their families.
										    
Knowledge of the proper police procedures to be used in dealing 
with people and safeguarding buildings and property.
										    
Knowledge of the problems involved in following prescribed procedures 
embodied in police rules and regulations.
										    
Knowledge of maintaining order in buildings and on the campus 
grounds and areas, among visitors, and in controlling vehicular 
traffic to ensure safety, reasonably rapid movement of traffic, 
and a minimum of interference.
										    
Knowledge of all campus locations, including doors, switches, 
heating plants, elevators, fire and safety equipment, as well as 
department locations, and the time and place of regular and special 
meetings and events after a period of training.
										    
Knowledge of basic first aid.
										    
Knowledge of resources available from other agencies, such as K-9 units, 
State Police Laboratory, Medical Examiner and Fire Department.
										    
Knowledge of juvenile laws and procedures.
										    
Knowledge of investigative resources such as NCIC/SCIC and ATS/ACS.
										    
Knowledge of the use of appropriate and legal force and devices 
to restrain struggling suspects.
										    
Knowledge of Department Policy and Attorney General's guidelines 
in the use and discharge of firearms.
										    
Knowledge of back-up procedures when called upon by other 
officers in need of assistance.
										    
Knowledge of courtroom testimony requirements.

Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written 
directions.
										    
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and 
from demonstrations.
										    
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific situations, 
the laws, local ordinances, and campus police rules and regulations.
										    
Ability to deal courteously but effectively with varied types of persons, 
individually and in groups, in varied situations.
										    
Ability to assess the need for additional assistance (e.g. ambulance, 
fire, Haz-Mat).
										    
Ability to determine the speed of vehicles by pacing or by using radar
units after a period of training.
										    
Ability to operate a patrol vehicle under varying conditions.
										    
Ability to conduct chemical analysis of the breath of a person arrested 
for violation of driving while intoxicated statues, after a period of training.
										    
Ability to ascend and descent stairs/ladders during alarms or 
responses to calls.
										    
Ability to note significant facts and conditions by observation when 
on patrol or traffic duty.
										    
Ability to recognize and report situations and conditions which are 
potentially dangerous.
										    
Ability to remain calm and decisive in emergency situations.
										    
Ability to perform repetitive operations, including the answering of 
inquiries, without loss of equanimity, patience, or courtesy.
										    
Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officers, campus 
visitors, students, faculty, and others.
										    
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when controversies 
arise.
										    
Ability to recognize abnormal behavior and be able to control, effectively, 
the situation when disturbed people are involved.
										    
Ability to make on the spot decisions.
										    
Ability to perform tactfully and judiciously under pressure
										    
Ability to take charge of situations in a professional manner.
										    
Ability to give testimony under oath in court.
										    
Ability to write clear, accurate, and comprehensive police reports.
										    
Ability to maintain essential campus police records and files, 
including the log.
										    
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, 
or related units.
										    
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign 
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms 
of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
such persons may not be eligible.
		    
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
32271CC401500FA16-
32271CBilingual In Spanish And EnglishSC4015N/AFA16-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

4/7/2004