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
- Maintain peace, order, and morality, protect persons and
property, prevent crime, and apprehend criminals within Carlow
University and Sisters of Mercy areas.
- Investigate all crime, protect crime scenes, collect and
preserve evidence, investigate accidents, unlawful acts, make legal
arrests of offenders, and serve warrants and subpoenas when
- Prepare required concise reports daily, prepare cases for
court, attend hearings when scheduled, and testify before courts
and other legally empowered bodies when required.
- Review reports of investigations and recommend further action
- Be familiar with and enforce Carlow University Rules and
Regulations, and procedures of the Department.
- Perform other duties, functions, and activities as
- Demonstrates and reflects an understanding of and commitment to
the mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of
- 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 Police Detective.
- Demonstrate and reflect understanding of and commitment to the
mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of
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
- High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and
- Act 120 Certification
- Ability to communicate effectively, in person, via telephone,
and in writing.
- Ability to efficiently operate the telephone, two-way radio,
email, and related systems.
- Proven problem solving skills with ability to make decisions
and take initiative to resolve issues.
- Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to handle
sensitive matters using discretion, diplomacy, and good
- Strong business ethics.
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 policy.
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
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
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