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Campus Safety Officer (Part-Time)

Lewis University


Contact Information


Lewis University
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446


Phone Number:

  • 815-836-5137

Fax Number:

  • 815-836-5900

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled


  • Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options

Position Details

The Position:

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 Safety Officer is a member of the Police Department's professional staff.

We currently have an opening for a part-time Campus Safety Officer.

The function of the Campus Safety Officer is to maintain security and safety for assigned areas, effectively respond to requests for service and enforce University policies. Campus Safety Officers are part of the University's team of first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency situations.


    • React quickly and calmly to emergency situations, determine an appropriate course of action, and ensure an appropriate response utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment to resolve the issue.
    • Provide first-responder first aid including CPR and utilization of an AED.
    • Understand basic emergency response principles.
    • Provide campus wide security patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect the University's students, faculty, staff, real property and equipment; report any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards, or suspicious circumstances.
    • Provide assistance with investigation of suspicious and/or criminal occurrences on campus.
    • Assist police, fire, and public safety agencies as necessary.
    • Provide functional supervision to student workers as assigned.
    • Perform individual post functions as set forth in department orders including checking, locking, and opening University buildings and offices.
    • Provide motorist assistance such as vehicle unlocks and jump-starts.
    • Perform crowd control duties as necessary during special events or emergency incidents.
    • Control vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow.
    • Enforce University behavioral standards and policies firmly, tactfully, equally, and with respect for the rights of others. -Enforce University traffic and parking regulations.
    • Answer phone calls and dispatch police personnel as necessary.
    • Monitor and dispatch fire and burglar alarm activations.
    • Facilitate campus notification according to department policy.
    • Answer general information questions concerning directions, parking, and campus regulations.
    • Write reports and maintain appropriate documentation according to departmental standards.
    • Ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, and examination of record.
    • Participate in the development and presentation of crime prevention programming and community education.
    • Collaborate with Resident Life staff and other key Student Services departments to provide programming and community outreach.
    • Appear as needed in University judicial hearings and criminal and traffic court.
    • Use appropriate discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
    • May be required to work overtime on an as needed basis and may be called upon to perform other assigned duties as required by the Deputy Chief or Chief of Police. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma.
  • Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to walk, run, climb, provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment, 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.
  • Ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory, and manual dexterity. 

Preferred Qualifications:

The most qualified candidates will have successfully completed some level of post-secondary education and have previous public safety experience in addition to being proficient in common business computer software applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. 

Application Process:

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at:

Lewis University Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are 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, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

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