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University of Notre Dame
  • Position Number: 2183830
  • Location: Notre Dame, IN
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Police Officer

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Police Officer.

Applications will be accepted until 3/31/2021.

Are you looking for an opportunity where your work impacts the experience of thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors from all over the world? Being a Police Officer for the University of Notre Dame can provide you with that opportunity. The Notre Dame Police Department is a full-service police department recognized by the State of Indiana with the authority to enforce Indiana State Laws, make arrests, and conduct criminal investigations. The Campus is comparable to a small town, and those we serve come from all over the United States and throughout the world. This translates to unique experiences and interactions with those of various cultures, customs, and ethnic backgrounds. At the University of Notre Dame, we strive to provide superior customer service which is second to none, so the ability to relate well to others and communicate both in writing and verbally with a diverse population, in all types of circumstances, is a must.

Duties of a Police Officer at the University of Notre Dame include responsibility for the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal activity, as well as violations of the University rules of conduct. This will involve completing reports, processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, providing traffic and parking enforcement, testifying in court and at University proceedings, promoting a safe and orderly environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike, protecting dignitaries, providing security at sporting and other events, and completing training as directed by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, the University Administration, and the Chief of Police or his/her designee.

The University of Notre Dame offers a wide variety of benefits, including unique perks not commonly offered at other workplaces. Educational benefits are available for our team members, spouses, and children. Medical and prescription insurance plans, including eye and dental options, are very competitive. Further information regarding benefits can be found at


Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate with various constituencies
  • Ability to supervise and adapt to rapidly changing situations, making appropriate decisions under stressful circumstances
  • Must maintain strong customer service focus even in difficult policing situations
  • Must meet minimum standards regarding acceptance for training by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board as specified in Indiana Administrative Code Title 250 Rule 3.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • College Degree
  • 3 years experience as a Police
    Officer or 1 year employed by the Notre Dame
    Police Department
  • Employed by the University of Notre Dame for
    1 year

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at to Job # S21228. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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