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East Stroudsburg University
Patrol Officer

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

Hiring Agency

Agency: East Stroudsburg University
Address: 200 Prospect St.
City: East Stroudsburg
State: PA    Zipcode: 18301
Contact: ESU Human Resources
Phone: 570-422-3422
Fax: 570-422-3450
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

East Stroudsburg University is hiring a Patrol Officer! Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to internships, careers and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun.

As the Patrol Officer, you will need to think creatively and be comfortable performing community-oriented policing. You will be an active member of the University Police team and will work closely with the Chief to provide assistance and enforcement. You will thrive in this role if you like combining your leadership and interpersonal skills while interacting with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The shift is comprised of foot patrols with significant interaction with the residential population. The officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the university community. To be successful in this role, you must be adaptable, a quick thinker and a problem-solver.

The hours of work vary and include shift work on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. Includes night, weekend, and holiday shifts. When our team shows up for work, they are energized and motivated to succeed - all while being the most crucial piece to keeping the ESU operations humming.

What Will I Do At ESU? (AKA Essential Duties)

Direct and control traffic and parking on university grounds enforcing vehicle laws by issuing warnings, parking tickets and citations for violations of university and commonwealth traffic regulations.
Provide safety and Law Enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities at this university.
Transport by state-owned vehicles, persons to hospitals and university funds/valuables to proper locations.
Respond to calls, including fire, bomb threats or any other university emergency.
Investigate suspected crimes, report findings and arrest where Rules of Criminal Procedure require, following university arrest policy guidelines.
Investigate accidents involving persons or property, reporting same and pursuing appropriate course of action on university grounds.
Cooperate and work with local, state and other police authorities, as needed.
Testify in court or legal proceedings, as necessary.
Display and remove temporary signage on campus.
Prepare and maintain reports of daily activities.
Utilize radio communications equipment, accomplishes routine administrative duties and perform other related work as required.
Participate in education and training courses, as requested.
Practice safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Operate state vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
May advise student or community activity groups.
Perform related work as required.


What We're Looking For (AKA Qualifications)

Be 18 years or older and a citizen of the United States.
High School Diploma or GED Equivalency.
Act 120 certification or active commissioned police officer status. One year of police experience and formal training in the provisions of basic police services or any equivalent experience or training.
The ability to successfully complete the university Firearms Qualification Requirements at required intervals.
Must satisfactorily complete Act 180 updates annually.
The ability to have & maintain access to the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN).
Possession and Maintenance of a valid motor vehicle operator's license with the ability to operate state vehicles.
Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility, and health as may be required.
Knowledge of commonwealth laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors at commonwealth facilities.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions appropriate to responsibilities assigned as a law enforcement officer.
Knowledge of and skill in practicing emergency first-aid and CPR techniques.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Some knowledge of group behavior.
Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons.
Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Ability to work nights, weekends, overtime and/or any shift.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/02/2022

Application Period Ends: 11/02/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $47,799.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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