Patrol Officers

Slippery Rock University   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on November 13, 2022

Patrol Officers

Slippery Rock University invites applications for Patrol Officers. 

Position Summary
Slippery Rock University is currently recruiting for multiple patrol officers. Patrol officers on a university campus perform community oriented policing. Our officers are highly interactive with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The role is one of assistance and enforcement, and the officers are viewed as problem solvers. We look for leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make presentations and relate to our student population. The officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the University community.

This is an essential personnel position.


Enforce Commonwealth of PA laws and University regulations
Patrols campus by foot, bike or vehicle
Monitors/responds to calls for criminal, general assistance, campus emergencies
Provides emergency first aid as needed
Completes written reports on necessary forms promptly and accurately
Patrols campus property and buildings to assure proper security and reports general building and grounds security issues
Completes/files reports of crime and other police matters and conducts initial investigations;
Provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as needed
Provides safety and law enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities
May advise student or community activity groups
Files appropriate criminal charges for violation of Commonwealth laws and/or enforces vehicle code violations
Investigates traffic accidents and prepares reports
Directs traffic, enforces parking regulations, makes criminal arrests, serves warrants, transports prisoners, takes fingerprints, attends hearings, testifies and enforces University policies and procedures
Attends required training
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Candidate must be a citizen of the United States. Must have graduated from an accredited high school or have an equivalent education acceptable to the Commission. Must pass a medical and psychological test for the performance of the duties of a Police Officer. Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment. Candidate must have completed Act 120 certification as prescribed by the Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission. Candidate must be available to work shifts, holidays and weekends. A successful campus interview and passing a criminal background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who have had police work within the last two years; have knowledge of Commonwealth criminal and traffic laws, rules and regulations; experience with computer software, including Microsoft Word Office Suite; excellent communication skills; and possess an understanding of diverse populations.