The Police Officer is
a sworn peace officer, having met all applicable requirements of the Illinois
Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Under general supervision,
performs functions related to the preservation of public peace and order, the
prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection
of persons and property, the enforcement of laws of the State of Illinois and
the rules and regulations of Prairie State College. Performs a variety of law
enforcement and security related duties to ensure the safety of students,
faculty, staff, visitors, and maintains security of the college property and
relationship to the Police Sergeant.
B23; Police Officer
Responds to public
safety emergencies, complaints, concerns or questions; administers proper
procedures to ensure public safety; conducts criminal investigations; enforces
parking regulations, controls and direct traffic. Initiates and completes
follow-up investigations and prepares applicable crime and incident reports.
Conducts traffic crash
investigations. Completes traffic crash reports in accordance with the State of
patrols of college property and surrounding areas to: deter criminal activity,
proactively preserve law and order, while maintaining positive public relations.
investigates criminal activity, safety and fire hazards and other
Responds to life and
property emergencies; responsible for immediate evaluation of the emergency and
notification of emergency personnel in accordance with the PSC Emergency
Operations Plan, via the proper chain of command.
assistance; participates in community service activities; uses safe work
practices and procedures and provides courteous customer service. Establishes
and maintains cooperative working relationships.
Maintains clean and
serviceable equipment, including firearms. Attains and maintains Basic First
Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
Maintains a law
enforcement presence at college functions and provides escorts as needed.
Serves as a presenter to
college community in self-defense measures, personal safety awareness and crime
patrols via mountain bicycle for strategic areas of campus to include pedestrian
Knowledge of the
principles, practices, methods and procedures of law enforcement and traffic
The employee is
subject to both indoor and outdoor work with substantial exposure to seasonal
weather conditions. The position requires moderate physical activity involving
standing, walking, driving and running. Medium physical labor is required
including exerting, up to 50 pounds of force in order to lift, carry, push, or
pull or otherwise move objects. The employee must have enough flexibility to
maneuver on uneven terrain, and be able to jump over obstacles. The employee is
subject to high levels of public contact requiring hearing, talking, explaining
and directing others.
Must be 21 years of age
and a citizen of the United States.
Associates Degree in
Criminal Justice or related field or 60 hours of college credit from an
accredited college or equivalent combination of education and experience at an
accredited college; or police agency; or 4 years of continuous active duty
service (Honorable) with the U.S. Armed Forces.
Must have completed a
Law Enforcement Basic Training Course at a law enforcement training academy
approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
(Examples; Chicago Police Academy, Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, Cook County
Sherriff’s Police Academy or Illinois State Police Academy.
Valid driver's license.
Personal history with no
written and interpersonal skills.
Must have tact and the
ability to communicate with people and be able to take command of a wide variety
of situations, some of them life-threatening.
Must be able to
interpret and apply basic criminal law, Federal, State and local policies,
procedures, laws and regulations.
Must pass a physical
agility, background investigation, written exam, psychological exam and drug
Must be able to meet
physical fitness standards as defined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
and Standards Board and the college.
Bachelor Degree in
Criminal Justice, Police Science or other related field.
Completion of Illinois
Mandatory Training Act Certification.
of basic Illinois Criminal Law and procedure via documented police training
programs/certification/course work in criminal law.