Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, a Police
Officer in the Carlow University Campus Police Department patrols assigned
areas of property used, owned or occupied by Carlow University and the Sisters
of Mercy. The primary objective of the Campus Police Officer is to provide a
safe and secure environment for all members of a diverse University community
by means of an alert and vigilant prevention patrol. In addition, they must be
equally concerned with delivery of a wide variety of services consistent with
needs of the university, its administrative staff, its faculty, students, the
Sisters of Mercy, and visitors.
This position requires a working knowledge of Pennsylvania
law, a strong interpersonal communications aptitude, customer service
orientation, and a collaborative interfacing with all University personnel. The
incumbent must possess: the ability to work independently in prioritizing
work and emergency calls, keep accurate records, the ability to problem solve
constructively; understand and follow directions as well as give directions;
strong attention to detail, the ability to work with a diverse
population; and the initiative for self-directed accomplishment is essential.
peace, order, and morality, protect persons and property, prevent crime,
and apprehend criminals within Carlow University and Sisters of Mercy
all crime, protect crime scenes, collect and preserve evidence,
investigate accidents, unlawful acts, make legal arrests of offenders, and
serve warrants and subpoenas when required
required concise reports daily, prepare cases for court, attend hearings
when scheduled, and testify before courts and other legally empowered
bodies when required.
reports of investigations and recommend further action as necessary.
familiar with and enforce Carlow University Rules and Regulations, and
procedures of the Department.
other duties, functions, and activities as assigned.
and reflects an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core
values of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy.
- In the
absence of the Chief of Police, the Police Officer will report the Police
Sergeant. In absence of the Police Sergeant, the Police will report to the
and reflect understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values
of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy.
The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job.
Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.
to communicate effectively, in person, via telephone, and in
to efficiently operate the telephone, two-way radio, email, and related
problem solving skills with ability to make decisions and take initiative
to resolve issues.
ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to handle sensitive matters
using discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment.
Physical: Must be able to carry out
vigorous patrol of the assigned area, being constantly alert to observe those
conditions of things that promote criminal activity and other incidents that
require police service by answering all calls, disposing of all complaints in a
professional manner, and recording such actions as required by the Department
Environmental Conditions: Ability to work outdoors
in all climates.
Mental: Ability to pay close attention to
detail, to work under pressure, to deal with constant interruptions, to remain
calm and composed when dealing with difficult or irate or emotionally up-set
people or situations both in person and over the phone.
Other: Weekend or evening shifts, as well as
holiday shifts are required.
Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest
standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat
others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources,
avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to
comply with legal and professional obligations.
Send cover letter and resume to HR11@carlow.edu.
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is
inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.