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Police Officer

(Evanston Campus)

Evanston, Illinois



Northwestern University

633 Clark Street

Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-491-3741






Application Deadline: 4/21/17





Northwestern University Opportunity

(Job ID 30781)


Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as a Police Officer (Evanston Campus).

Job Summary:

The Police Officer community policing, patrol, law enforcement, investigations, parking enforcement, building security, special event coverage and communications. Community policing and law enforcement are the primary responsibilities.

Please Note: Shift work is performed indoors and outdoors. Must be prepared to work overtime - including shift or special event overtime that occurs on off hours or days off. Police officers are essential employees who may be called in during hazardous situations and events.


Application Deadline:


April 21, 2017

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Crime suppression and law enforcement are primary responsibilities. Actively participates in community policing and crime prevention efforts. Communicates with students, faculty, and staff to inform them of the variables that influence crime as well as recommending crime prevention and security standards that can be used to reduce risk. Establishes personal contacts with community members and presents crime prevention programs.

  • Patrols the Evanston or Chicago campus on foot or by vehicle, in uniform or plain clothes, to protect lives and secure property.

  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, arrests violators, and completes police reports. Challenges suspicious persons and issues trespass warnings when appropriate, recording information on a field interview report and issuing stop receipts. Completes necessary reports with job functions, enforces traffic laws and city ordinances, and cites violators as necessary.

  • Conducts thorough follow-up investigations and makes every effort to clear criminal cases.

  • Enforce University parking rules and regulations and orders violators towed when appropriate.

  • Conducts premise checks and properly secures and unsecure doors as required.

  • Polices special events as assigned.

  • Speaks clearly and concisely using proper radio procedure.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR four years' service in a branch of the military; or graduation from a law enforcement training academy acceptable to the Illinois Law Enforcement training board and the ability to pass the Boards equivalency examination.

  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of application.

  • Must be a United States citizen.

  • Must not have any felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions defined in Illinois Compiled Statutes 50 ILCS 705/6.

Minimum Competencies:

(Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Ability, to successfully complete, or obtain a waiver for, the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meet all other standards required for certification as a police officer in the State of Illinois.

  • Ability to legally own a firearm and maintain State and Department qualification requirements.

  • Ability to meet all Police Officer minimum qualifications.

  • Ability to satisfactorily complete a comprehensive psychological exam administered by a licensed psychologist, and a financial and criminal background investigation, including criminal history/fingerprint check and driving records check.

  • Ability to pass a drug screening.

  • Ability to pass a complete physical examination including drug screening. Eye sight, corrected to 20/20, with normal color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Body weight proportionate to height.

  • Ability to satisfactorily complete a written exam to evaluate ability to perform successfully in the position.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license in state of residency and ability to operate a police vehicle in a safe manner at all times.

  • Ability, to pass a physical ability assessment test as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

  • Ability to successfully complete a field training program and a one year probationary period.

  • As required by the position, must maintain knowledge of constitutional laws, laws for arrest, search, and seizure, criminal procedure, state statutes, and local ordinances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Police Academy Graduate, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 30781.



As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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