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Police Officer

University of Texas Police at Houston - Houston, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$48,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$72,000.00 annual

Job Description

The University of Texas Police at Houston (UTP-H) is a member of the University of Texas System Police. It is staffed with a dedicated team of sworn and civilian professionals that serve, protect and preserve the “daily campus life” at the number-one cancer center in the nation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (US News & World Report), and the prestigious University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UT-Health). Both institutions are part of the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center located in the heart of the nation’s energy capital, Houston, Texas. UTP-H is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services. Accredited since 1994 it has most recently received meritorious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®). We are currently accepting applications for a Police Officer. The primary purpose of the Police Officer position is to serve and protect the community, enforce the law, aid all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, mitigate disturbances, investigate criminal offenses and arrest offenders.

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Key Functions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions.
  4. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
  5. Give credible 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.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : High School or GED
  • Experience: : None required, 10 years preferred.
Education Required: High School Diploma or GED, successful completion of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Course. Has passed TCLEOSE exam. Preferred: 60 college hours from an accredited college or university. License/Certifications Required: Possess Peace Officer License from TCLEOSE and a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by the Director of Police of The University of Texas System. Preferred: Ten years of experience working in a law enforcement agency of 75 commissioned personnel or more. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems certification. Experience Required: None Preferred: Successful completion of the prescribed Field Training Program. Note: Must successfully complete the UT-System Police Lateral Academy after hire.

Contact Informaton

Sgt. Wisneski

University of Texas Police at Houston
7777 Knight Road
Houston, Texas 77054
phone: 713-563-2154

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