CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER
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
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
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
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
Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and forwards results to
Executes official documents (e.g. warrants, subpoena) as directed when
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an
approved high school equivalency certificate.
Minimum of 18 years of age.
United States citizenship.
NOTE: At the time of appointment, applicants for this position must
submit acceptable proof of meeting the indicated requirements.
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.
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
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
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and
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,
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
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
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
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:
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This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.