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Police Officer

Saint Xavier University

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Contact Information

Address:

Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Website:

Phone:

  • 773-298-3450

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/09/22

Salary:

  • $49,961.60

Sworn:

  • 9

Population:

  • 6,000 students

Position Details

Summary:

Has the sworn duty to protect life and property, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, and enforce the ordinances of the City of Chicago, County of Cook, and laws of the State of Illinois. Perform vehicular and foot patrols, investigates criminal activity, enforce traffic and parking regulations; conducts a variety of crime prevention activities to protect life and property and responds to emergencies.

Must embrace the philosophy of Community Policing and be willing to interact and work with members of the University community on a daily basis in an effort to proactively address their concerns. Recommends law enforcement and security programs, policies, techniques, or procedures that reflect our commitment to the University's Mission and Core Values.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate department equipment on patrol; make periodic interior and exterior premise checks of University grounds to determine existence of unusual or hazardous conditions; take appropriate action when such conditions are detected; assist with investigations of suspicious persons, places or things.
  • Run, walk, stand for long periods of time, climb, stoop, and lift and carry equipment and injured or persons or animals required.
  • Obey lawful orders of superiors; perform appropriate tasks and duties assigned by supervisor or designee.
  • Learn, correctly apply and adhere to University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices and procedures. 
  • Work independently or as a team member and make sound decisions with minimal direction and under stressful circumstances. 
  • Promptly answer radio calls; and promptly respond to assigned calls for police service.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, and complete reports and document activities both verbally and in writing.
  • Review and record necessary and pertinent information at roll call; be properly groomed and maintain equipment and uniform in neat, orderly manner; and inspect assigned vehicle for proper equipment and/or damage prior to leaving for patrol.
  • Assist with accident and criminal investigations; protect accident or crime scenes; help aid the injured; help control traffic and/or the public; collect and preserve evidence; observe interviews of witnesses and suspects; help determine the cause of accident; prepare accurate reports and/or diagrams; and observe issuance of citations and arrests.
  • Support Certified Police Officers to: identify, pursue, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons who violate federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances; restrain resisting individuals; search arrested persons; administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption; seize contraband; transport arrested persons to police facility; make warrant inquiries; fingerprint suspects; and appear and testify in court as a witness or an arresting officer.
  • Assist motorists with disabled vehicles; request emergency assistance when needed; remove debris to eliminate traffic hazards.
  • Help evacuate persons from dangerous areas, secure buildings and other areas, and assist other University departments or governmental agencies in disaster or emergency situations.
  • Attend and successfully complete assigned continuing education and training programs, and qualify with lethal and non-lethal weapons as required by department procedures and/or needs.
  • Attend and successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board.
  • Establish rapport and enhance communication with members of the University community to create a better understanding of University Police functions, purpose, and goals within the community, to determine community needs, and to assist in resolution of community social problems.
  • Support the departments Community Policing initiatives by giving crime prevention and safety presentations. Conduct listening tours with key stakeholders of the University community and report findings through chain of command. 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill, and/or required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field with coursework in police science, police administration, criminal justice, or law enforcement preferred.
  • Experience in public safety, or law enforcement is preferred.
  • Candidates with policing experience either working for, or in a jurisdiction routinely servicing, an institution of higher education; or community policing liaison officer are preferred.
  • Currently certified or eligible for immediate re-certification, as an Illinois Peace Officer, by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  • Must be eligible for, or possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Selection process could include a panel interview, psychological assessment, physical assessment, drug screening and an extensive background investigation.

Environmental Factors:

Must perform work in all types of inclement weather, with hazardous elements, in hazardous location, with poor lighting conditions surrounded by personal danger without loss of productivity or quality.

Equipment Overview:

Radio, handgun, rifle, taser, handcuffs, lockout tools, radar, mobile computers, cellular phones flashlight, camera, fingerprint kit, breathalyzer, body armor, office computers and various types of office equipment.

Shifts Available:

8 AM to 4 PM

4 PM to 12 AM

Swing Shift: 3 evening shifts 4 PM - 12 AM and 2 midnight shifts 12 AM - 8 AM

Additional Expectations:

We inspire success by working together to provide meaningful, personalized service in a spirit of excellence. SXU seeks candidates that deliver value-added services in a responsive, collaborative, effective, and respectful manner.

The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University.

Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant.

To Apply:

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sxuedu



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