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Police Officer I

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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Open Date 11/11/2021 Requisition Number PRN28445B Job Title Police Officer I Working Title PO1 Job Grade E FLSA Code Nonexempt Patient Sensitive Job Code? No Standard Hours per Week 40 Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Shift Rotating Work Schedule Summary

Rotating: 24/7 rotating shifts, holidays and weekends.

VP Area President Department 00471 - Public Safety Location Campus City Salt Lake City, UT Type of Recruitment External Posting Pay Rate Range 22.94 to 26.56 Close Date 12/11/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Summary

About University Safety

Safety is a top priority for the University of Utah. The Chief Safety Officer is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all campus safety initiatives, as well as overseeing the University Safety Department, which includes a central administrative Office of the CSO, as well as public safety operational divisions, which include University Police, Campus Security, U Health Security, Emergency Management, Community Services, and an Emergency Communications Center.

Safety looks and feels different to each person, and U Safety is committed to working with the community to foster a safe environment where all individuals feel empowered and equipped to succeed in their work, education, and other business with the university. As such, it is important that all staff stay aware of, and demonstrate support for, issues related to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally.

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Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to: patrol, security, investigations, criminal gang activity, crime prevention, surveillance, and other law enforcement related duties. Utilizes proper skills to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and equipment throughout the University community. Officers work a variety of hours which may require overtime or on-call assignments.

UUPD will recognize years of service for lateral transfers in the following manner:

* 1 year of service credit given per year of prior patrol/investigation experience as a LEO with other law enforcement agencies.* 1 year of service credit per year of prior task force experience as a LEO.* 1 year service credit given per 2 years of prior corrections/SFO (Special Functions Officer)/BCO (Basic Corrections Officer) experience as an LEO with Adult Probation and Parole.

A University of Utah Police Officer is considered "topped out" in the HR Compensation approved salary system at 12 years of service.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on-campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the University of Utah Public Safety building and surrounding campus areas if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.


1. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls, i.e., thefts, accidents, assaults. Gives assistance, assesses, and remedies the situation as appropriate; files a written report.

2. Conducts or assists in a variety of criminal and civil and traffic-related investigations by applying specialized skills, gathering evidence, and protecting the crime scene.

3. Assists the criminal intelligence operation by gathering information from other law enforcement agencies, confidential informants, or the general public to provide substantiated facts.

4. Takes initial reports/complaints, prepares written reports and maintains detailed and accurate records for files, follow-up investigations, and court purposes.

5. Performs surveillance in high-risk or known crime areas in order to apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity.

6. Obtains and serves search/arrest warrants as well as apprehends suspects; performs warrantless searches and seizures as necessary.

7. Interviews and interrogates witnesses/suspects to acquire relevant information.

8. Prepares cases for local, State, and Federal prosecutors; testifies and gives evidence in court.

9. Participates in the motorist assist program to promote a positive public image, i.e., helping people who are locked out of their cars, have dead car batteries, flat tires, etc.

10. Maintains issued equipment and supplies.

11. Assists in the classroom and field training of new officers; instructs classes; gives presentations to various public groups.

12. Officers may be asked to participate in COP (Community Oriented Policing) events when necessary.

13. Uses logic and reasoning to independently make critical decisions, and uses initiative and common sense in a variety of police functions.

14. Officers must safely effect arrest(s), pursue suspects on foot, safely control combatant(s), respond to emergencies, accept rotating shift and 24-hour on-call shifts, protecting and ensuring the safety of University students, staff, faculty, and visitors while working extended hours in demanding and stressful environments. Therefore, Officers must annually pass a physical fitness assessment as a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

* Certification as a Utah Category 1 Peace Officer or willing to attend Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Course (POST)* United States citizen on the date of appointment* A valid Utah Driver's License to be obtained upon date of hire.* Considerable human relation and communication skills* Qualified applicants must successfully complete the department approved physical fitness test, a thorough background investigation, and must be willing to submit to a drug screening test* Bachelor's degree in Criminology, Police Science, or a related area is preferred


FELONY CONVICTION - Applicants may not have been convicted of a crime which could have been punished by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or by imprisonment in the penitentiary of this or another state. Felony convictions as a minor (under 18 years of age) may not automatically disqualify an individual, and will be individually reviewed.

MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION - Misdemeanor crimes involving violence, sexual conduct, or dishonesty require a minimum two year waiting period from date of conviction or involvement. Conviction of misdemeanor crimes not listed above may require a one (1) year wait depending upon the crime and severity.

MORAL CHARACTER - Applicants shall demonstrate good moral character, as determined by a department conducted background investigation including criminal history records as well as expunged records. Conviction of any criminal offense is an indication that the applicant may not be of good moral character and may be grounds for disqualification. Applicants may be required to take a truth verification examination which will be used as part of the background investigation.

MILITARY SERVICE - Applicants will be disqualified for any discharge less than honorable.

PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL CONDITION - Applicants must pass a psychological evaluation with a passing suitability rating. Specific questions as to the suitability of a candidate\'s physical and mental condition will be determined during this examination.

TATTOOS - Tattoos, brands, and decals cannot be obscene, offensive, distract from professional appearance, or interfere with on-duty actions and responsibilities.

ILLEGAL DRUGS - Applicants may not have used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial position, or while employed in a position which carries a high level of public trust. Applicants may not have sold, manufactured, cultivated, or distributed any illegal drug. Any use of LSD or PCP will automatically exclude the applicant from the process. Applicants may not have used hard drugs or their derivatives and synthetic equivalents within five (5) years prior to the application closing date.


Must have the State of Utah Post Certification.

* All out of state lateral applicants must complete and pass the Utah POST waiver test prior to hire.* Utah POST standards: * Utah POST waiver test:


Current Recruitment Preference: At this time the UUPD is hiring lateral certified Category 1 Peace Officers due to a lack of availability to place applicants in the POST academy.

University of Utah Benefits information:

Health Benefits summary:

University employees in benefit-eligible positions at 50% FTE or greater, are eligible to participate in the Employee Health Care Plan.

University employees who complete the WellU requirements receive a discount on their cost of enrollment in the University's Employee Health Care Plan of up to $40 per month. If the rate is less than $40 per month, WellU participants will pay $0.

Coverage Highlights:

* Services covered under all plan options is the same. The Plan Design Options vary in the way the plan pays for eligible services.* The University pays approximately 90% of the cost of health care coverage.* Employee rates are paid through pre-tax payroll deductions for family members other than a domestic partner and domestic partner's children.* Because a domestic partner is not a recognized dependent under current tax law..... click apply for full job details

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