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Police Officer (Lateral)

University of Texas at Dallas Police Department - Richardson, Texas

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Entry Level Salary:
$35,381.00 annual
Top Pay:
$53,232.00 annual

Job Description

The University of Texas at Dallas Police Department is a Department of 30 sworn Police Officers, 20 Public Safety Officers, 10 Communications Officers and 10 Support Staff. UT Dallas has approximately 20,000 enrolled students, with about a quarter of those students living on campus. The campus is bordered by the Cities of Richardson, Plano and Dallas. In addition to dormitories, UT Dallas has two large apartment complexes on campus. UT Dallas PD is currently accepting applications for experienced, TCLEOSE certified police officers. This is an excellent opportunity for officer considering retirement from their present agency and wishing to get into a new field of policing. Campus Policing is very community oriented. The UT Dallas student population is growing 10-12% annually. UT Dallas is constantly building new buildings to keep up with growth. As the campus grows, the police department will continue to grow with it. UT Dallas offers excellent health benefits and there is currently no cost for employee coverage. Dental and vision coverage is also available. UT Dallas also offers education discounts to those employees wishing to continue their education. UT Dallas Officers are part of the State of Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS). Experienced Texas Police Officers that have an interest in these positions should apply online. For additional information, please contact LT. Ken MacKenzie at UT Dallas PD at ken.mackenzie@utdallas.edu or 972-883-2572. Salary Range for lateral Police Officer applicants is $35,381 - $53,232 depending on experience. APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL ALL OPEN POSITIONS ARE FILLED.

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The primary duties of UT Dallas Police Officers are to enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has a real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures. MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities. Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confers with prosecuting attorneys, preserves, evidence and maintains confidential information. Confers with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED, successful completion of a TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education) approved Basic Peace Officer Course, and has passed the TCLEOSE exam. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communications equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment. Requires good physical condition and vision, the ability to hear and speak. Must be able to operate computer keyboard frequently; drive, walk, run, stoop, climb, crouch, push, jump-over, pull, carry, reach above head, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasp and hold. Ability to lift/carry/lower, push and pull frequently 10-50 lbs and occasionally more than 50 lbs. May be exposed to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any; one of multiple shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard. Salary Range for lateral Police Officer applicants is $35,381 - $53,232 depending on experience.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High Schhol Diploma/GED (College Preferred) and TCLEOSE License
  • Experience: Previous law enforcement experience
• Age 21+ • Education High School Diploma/GED and TCLEOSE license • Experience Previous law enforcement experience PHYSICAL AGILITY REQUIREMENTS: Qualified applicants will need to complete a physical agility course. Weight Lift: This event is designed to duplicate a variety of obstacles that may be encountered that would require lifting and carrying objects. The applicant, wearing a Sam Browne, holster, and inert pistol must lift a full size spare tire from the trunk of a police car, carry the spare around the car and place it back in the trunk of the car (tire cannot be rolled or rested on the ground). Untimed Event. Stair Climb: This event is designed to simulate pursuit or running up and down stairs, such as in a building or stadium. The applicant will run up and down two conventional flights of stairs one time, or run up and down 40 stadium steps one time. Timed event: 39 seconds maximum. Obstacle Course/Street Chase and Body Drag: This event is designed to duplicate a variety of obstacles that may be encountered during a pursuit or when reaching a person in danger. It is coupled with an event simulating a foot pursuit or distance running and removing an unconscious person from a place of danger or an uncooperative prisoner to a desired location. Timed event: 60 seconds total. Obstacle Course Low hurdle: 2 foot wall Solid Wall: 4 foot simulating a small fence or loading dock Serpentine: simulating running through a crowd, around fixed objects, etc. Broad Jump: 5 foot, simulating jumping across a ditch, etc. Street chase and body drag Foot chase: run 75 yards on a designated path Body drag: drag 168 pound dummy 10 yards Salary Range for lateral Police Officer applicants is $35,381 - $53,232 depending on experience.

Contact Informaton

Ken Mackenzie

University of Texas at Dallas Police Department
800 W. Campbell RD, PD11
Richardson, Texas 75080
phone: (972) 883-2572

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