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University of Texas at Arlington
  • Position Number: 3511609
  • Location: Arlington, TX
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police
Job Summary

  • Police Officer: To enforce the law, provide service, information, and aid to citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders.

  • Cadet: To attend and satisfactorily complete a Basic Peace Officer Course, qualifying for commissioning as a peace officer of The University of Texas System Police.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Police Officer: The officer is to perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System.

  • Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful processes.

  • An officer is to arrest offenders with or without a warrant when authorized by law.

  • Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals and recover stolen or lost property. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.

  • In addition, an officer must confer with local enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.

Cadet: Attends classes, maintains comprehensive notebooks, and completes homework assignments.

  • Participates in the physical training program, firearms training, defensive tactics program and practical problems to demonstrate the following required abilities: necessary strength and agility to subdue and restrain persons resisting arrest including the proper use of handcuffs and other restraining devices; adequate hand, arm and upper body strength and ability to safely operate a handgun and/or should weapon with either hand and qualify with same on a prescribed course; necessary agility and endurance to pursue violators on foot; ability to scale a reasonable barrier or obstruction while in foot pursuit of violators, to include running up and down flights of stairs; ability to remove an injured or unconscious person of reasonable size from an area of danger; ability to safely operate an automobile on a public street or highway without the use of any specialized equipment peculiar only to the operator while utilizing the police radio and emergency equipment such as siren and emergency lights.

  • Actively participates in classroom discussions and group projects and demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge gained in the Basic Police Officer Course. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED. Must be able to pass the required UT System physical fitness test. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Criminal history must not contain any felonies or misdemeanors above a class C within the last ten (10) years (Does not include traffic violations).

Preferred Qualifications

Possess a current basic TCOLE License. Two (2) years of law enforcement experience. Thirty (30) hours of college or more from an accredited college or university. Experience working in higher education or equivalent environment.

Working Conditions

Police Officer. Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work day or night hours on one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of danger. Cadet. Academic setting. Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation and meet TCOLE licensing eligibility. Must have an acceptable driving record and be eligible to operate a UT owned vehicle. Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. If not currently a Texas resident must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Office of the Director of Police. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law. This position is classified as security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.


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