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Police Officer (Lateral)

Harper College

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Contact Information

Address:

Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Phone:

  • 847-925-6430

Fax:

  • 847-925-6087

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/20/24

Salary:

  • $54,101 - $63,266


Position Details

Experience Requirements: 

  1. Current valid certification as a full-time Law Enforcement Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board or the ability to obtain an out of state waiver from the ILETSB.
  2. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field OR combination of college education and experience or equivalent experience.
  3. No Felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
  4. Ability to patrol all facilities on foot.
  5. A valid driver's license.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Valid FOID card or ability to obtain.
  8. Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  9. Uphold the College and Police Departments Mission and Values.
  10. Successful completion of an oral interview.
  11. Successful completion of a background investigation.
  12. Successful completion of a psychological evaluation.
  13. Successful completion of a medical examination. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Prior Supervision experience of a police sergeant of above
  2. Specialty assignments in municipal or college police departments to include experience in police accreditation, field training, evidence technician, breath operator, etc. 

Educational Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field OR combination of college education and experience or equivalent experience. (Equivalent experience is defined as one year of college equivalence for every two years of "on point" job-related experience)

Job Description:

Schedule Information:

Upon successful completion of field training, assigned to a permanent shift. The Police Officer may be assigned to any of the three locations - Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Schaumburg.

Supervision:

The Police Officer is directly supervised by Deputy Chief and Chief of Police, Harper College Police Department. The incumbent may provide direction to other Police Officers and Community Service Officers.

About The Team:

The Harper College Police Department provides and environment where all members of the community can safely learn, work and visit. The goals of the department are to reduce crime, create collaborative relationships with campus constituents supporting student success and enhance community and law enforcement partnerships.

Responsibilities:

Duties of Position:

  • Police Officers duties include responsibility for the protection and well-being of the students, visitors, staff and facilities of William Rainey Harper College.
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crimes, the preservation of peace, enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the arrest and prosecution of violators, and other duties as assigned.
  • In accomplishing these tasks the Police Officer may: Patrol campus by motor vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime; to enforce criminal and traffic laws, college rules and regulations; and to check the security of buildings, functioning of outdoor lighting and traffic signals, and road conditions.
  • Monitors and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic as required.
  • Responds to calls for a variety of services including investigation of alarms, animal control, assistance to motorists, building maintenance problems, domestic problems, thefts, and other acts against persons or property.
  • Observes, investigates and reports unusual conditions bearing on the safety and/or security of the College community.
  • Observes college activities and inspects college properties for unsafe conditions that could lead to injury. Takes necessary action to correct unsafe practices or conditions and reports all potential safety hazards.
  • Recommends safety and security procedures for specific problem areas of the College.
  • Investigates, reports, and records traffic violations and accidents by interviewing witnesses, measuring distances, sketching diagrams, taking photographs and conducting field sobriety tests to determine cause and fault.
  • Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches; detects and collects evidence.
  • Prepares results of investigations for referral and/or prosecution. Refers appropriate "Student Conduct Code" violators to the attention of the College's student judicial officer.
  • Processes arrestees by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports arrestees to jail as required.
  • Determines appropriate actions to be taken by weighing evidence and applying knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to solve the problem and administer justice; prepares and processes documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits, and warrants.
  • Records information at scenes of crimes by sketching diagrams, taking photographs, or taking notes.
  • Prepares reports for use by department, college or other agency.
  • Testifies in court or by deposition to present information accumulated at scenes and through investigations.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering first responder level service; lifting dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing buildings and evacuating occupants.
  • Responds to fire and ambulance calls to direct traffic, escort fire and ambulance vehicles, establish security perimeters and maintain order.
  • Inspects and maintains law enforcement equipment by observing and cleaning to keep the equipment in reliable operating condition.
  • Determines content for various public safety programs such as crime prevention, personal safety, playground safety, and provides delivery to the college or community.
  • Provides advice and general information to students, staff and campus visitors.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned. 

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