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Police Officer

Romeoville, Illinois



Lewis University

One University Parkway

Romeoville, IL 60446

Phone: 815-836-5270

Fax: 815-836-5900






Population: >6,000

Sworn Officers: 9


Application Deadline: Until Filled




The Lewis University Police Department is a trained, professional organization committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The Campus Police Officer is a member of the Police Department professional staff.


We currently have an opening for a full-time Police Officer.

The function of the Campus Police Officer is to maintain security and safety for assigned areas, effectively respond to requests for service and enforce applicable state and local laws in addition to University policies. Campus Police Officers are an integral part of the departmentís overall community policing strategy. Campus Police Officers are part of the Universityís team of first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency situations.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • React quickly and calmly to emergency situations by determining an appropriate course of action and ensuring an appropriate response utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment to resolve the issue.

  • Conduct investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents by gathering evidence; locating and questioning witnesses and giving aid and support to victims.

  • Appropriately utilize computerized law enforcement records systems.

  • Provide first aid including CPR and utilization of an AED.

  • Understand basic emergency response principles.

  • Respond to and investigate fire and burglar alarm activations.

  • Assist in implementation of the University Emergency Operations Plan as prescribed.

  • Participate in routine patrol and security activities.

  • Provide campus wide police patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect the Universityís students, faculty, staff, real property and equipment.

  • Investigate any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards or suspicious circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates will have successfully completed an accredited police academy and be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as peace officer or have comparable education and experience.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma and a minimum of 60 hours of post-secondary education (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • Must possess a valid Illinois driverís license with a good driving record.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Candidates must also possess the following:

    • Ability to walk, run, climb, provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment (including police bicycles and various weapon systems), and work outdoors in a variety of adverse weather conditions.

    • Must be able to work with flexible schedules involving evening, weekend and holiday work.

    • Ability to successfully complete various required departmental training programs (including police bicycle and defensive tactics).

    • Ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity.

    • Must pass a psychological exam, basic skills assessment and personality profile.

    • Must pass a physical examination.

    • Must pass a background investigation including a fingerprint check. Candidates must not have any felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions.

Preferred Qualifications:


The most qualified candidates will have successfully completed a bachelorís degree at an accredited institution, have previous public safety experience in a campus environment and be proficient in common business computer software applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

How to Apply:

For a full description and to apply, visit:

Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.











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