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Shippensburg University
Patrol Officer

Position Title: Patrol Officer
Concentration: Select
Level of Entry: Select

Hiring Agency

Agency: Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive
City: Shippensburg
State: PA    Zipcode: 17257
Contact: Michael Lee
Phone: 717-477-1444
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Shippensburg University is currently accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer. This position will work a regular shift. Starting salary: $41,290 annually including an extensive benefits package and tuition waiver for employee and dependents.

The Patrol Officer is responsible for providing police services and protection for University property, grounds, facilities, residents and visitors. Performs traffic and crowd control duties enforcing all traffic laws and regulations of the Commonwealth and the University. Investigates traffic accidents and prepares accident reports. Investigates crimes and/or reported crimes making full report in writing of the findings. Patrols and secures buildings and grounds during shift.

Shippensburg University employees value teamwork and collaboration, are dependable, take initiative, solve problems effectively, communicate clearly and support organizational change. University employees work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and race, as well as those of differing religious affiliations, sexual orientation and gender. They must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the campus community.


Qualified candidates must have completed the requirements of Act 120. Possession of the Act 120 certification is required. Candidates must meet the requirements of the department’s firearms qualification process. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a valid PA driver’s license. Candidates must meet the qualifications regarding strength, agility and health. Candidates should have one year of police experience or any equivalent experience or training. An associate’s degree with major course work in police science, police administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of police experience. Successful performance in an on-campus interview is required.

For full consideration candidates should apply online at by October 31, 2020 with acceptance of materials continuing until the position is filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper documents will not be considered. All applications and inquiries will remain confidential.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 10/13/2020

Application Period Ends: 10/31/2020

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $41,290.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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