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Police Officer

$33,000 - $35,000 a year

The Police Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crimes, enforce traffic laws, recognize parking violations, issue traffic citations, and identify safety hazards and violators.
  • Performs security checks of campus buildings.
  • Conducts investigations of crimes, accidents, and reports incidents committed on campus.
  • Directs traffic during periods of high density to facilitate smooth flow.
  • Arrests violators, writes incident reports, and testifies in court, as required.
  • Responds to alarms, calls for assistance, checks for locked or unlocked buildings and offices, as necessary, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance.
  • Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, assists with checking the alarm systems and emergency power supply, and inspects and maintains fire extinguishers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and regulations, for security.
  • Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques.
  • Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order.
  • Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Must possess valid Arkansas driver?s license. Must be able to gain certification by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Certification Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106, or an approved law enforcement training academy within 9 months of appointment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

University, Campus, and Community Description

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. The university offers more than 75 undergraduate and more than 50 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K?12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date

Position Summary and Qualifications


Physical Demands Checklist
Sitting, Kneeling, Standing, Balancing, Lifting/Carrying, Walking, Climbing, Crawling

Physical Exertion
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds, Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds, Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds, Primarily outdoor work

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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.