Careers At Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Campus Police Officer- Full Time

Department: Campus Police
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Position: Campus Police Officer 

Department: Campus Police

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Classification: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

Standard of Christian Commitment:  

The divine mission of the Seminary mandates that all personnel must demonstrate a commitment to the purposes of the Seminary. Every employee shall be an active member of a local church of believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is expected that conduct becoming a follower of Jesus Christ will be portrayed in the community.


JOB SUMMARY:

  • Campus Police Officers report to the Assistant Chief of Campus Police and are a key part of the professional presence and service mandated by SWBTS leadership and provided by Campus Police. 
  • The Campus Police Officer is responsible for all aspects of policing and safety for the SWBTS campus community. This is a sworn police officer position that requires an ability to
  • preform the essential functions of a police officer. 
  • The Campus Police Officer must become and or remain a POST certified law enforcement officer sanctioned through the Texas Commission
  • on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), in accordance with 37 Tex. Admin. Code 217.1.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
A Campus Police Officer will have the following essential job functions:

  • Provide policing services as a uniformed patrol officer for the SWBTS campus community, which includes all SWBTS personnel, Faculty/Staff, students, guests and visitors as well as SWBTS property, e.g. buildings, equipment and intellectual property.
  • Must be able to maintain TCOLE certification and perform any additional in-service training that may be mandated by the Chief of Campus Police.
  • Provide additional police protection services for Chapel, Graduation and any other designated special events that may be held on campus.
  • Effectively utilize community based policing strategies to proactively engage with our campus community, guests and visitors while exemplifying servant based leadership principals.
  • Manage building access control systems including lock/unlock protocols and key control.
  • Interact professionally and efficiently with outside agencies (federal, state, local) when situations dictate their presence and assistance.
  • Provide traffic/parking control and enforcement on SWBTS property.


EDUCATION:

  • Campus Police Officers should have a minimum of four (4) years of post-secondary education. Relative experience in a law enforcement capacity may substitute for the education preference.


EXPERIENCE:

  • Campus Police Officers will have a minimum of 20 years of law enforcement experience, possess excellent communication skills and be able to qualify with pistol, rifle and shotgun.


SUPERVISION:

  • Campus Police Officers will supervise, as directed by the Asst. Chief, security officers and civilian staff persons.
  • Campus Police Officers will report to the Assistant Chief of Campus Police.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Campus Police Officers will work primarily from a patrol vehicle and in a wide variety of environments to include, extreme weather conditions and various work schedules. 
  • Patrol Officers will generally be assigned to a consistent 5-8 or 4-10 work schedule but must be willing to adjust hours according to the needs of the Campus Police Department.


EQUIPMENT:

  • Campus Police Officers may be assigned the following equipment: firearms (shotgun,handgun, assault rifle), taser, chemical agents, restraint equipment, crowd control devices, radio, patrol vehicle, patrol bicycle, and any other equipment assigned by a supervisor.

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