Company: University of West Alabama
Posted on: May 3, 2021
University Police Officer/School Resource Officer
Effective: January 20201
The University of West Alabama (UWA) Police Department is a
full-service law enforcement agency serving UWA. UWA is currently
seeking a full-time Police Officer who will also serve as the
University Charter School (UCS) School Resource Officer (SRO). This
Police Officer will predominantly be assigned to UCS and report to
UCS administration, unless it is a law enforcement matter. Under
those circumstances, acceptable law enforcement action and protocol
will be followed. The Police Officer will generally work the hours
as required by the UCS administration. During times they are not in
session, this Police Officer will follow the schedule as assigned
by the UWA Police Department, unless that workload dictates the
Police Officer is assigned to a regular shift. Weekend work and
shift work will be necessary; and shift adjustments are not
uncommon, sometimes with little advance notice. Regular and
predictable attendance is required.
Police Officers are the primary representatives of the UWA Police
Department, directly responsible for the delivery of public safety
and law enforcement services on and near the campus and other
properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University. Police
Officers work under the general direction of and report directly
to, the Chief of Police. Police Officers must work independently as
well as collaboratively, carrying out instructions and
self-initiating activity in a manner consistent with law,
regulations, department policies, and standard procedures.
This position is funded through external sources. No guarantee or
commitment is made for future or continued employment once the
external funding has ended or been terminated.
High school degree or equivalent.
Background check required before employment.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor
vehicle operators driving record and Alabama Drivers License.
Knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures, and the
ability to apply this knowledge to specific situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with Police Department personnel, other UWA employees, outside law
enforcement agencies, and the public.
Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and
Excellent decision-making capabilities in emergency and
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong reading comprehension skills, with the ability to follow
written and oral directions, and thorough knowledge of English
grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Basic computer skills including word processing and Microsoft
Outlook; ability to learn new programs.
Certified police officer by Alabama Peace Officers Standards
Extensive knowledge of public safety activity and methods.
Extensive knowledge of law enforcement computer technology and
Extensive knowledge of law enforcement terminology and
Skill in reading and interpreting maps to determine locations and
Example of Duties and Tasks Performed
Patrol the UWA and UCS campus on foot, in police vehicles, or by
other means to deter crime, direct traffic, provide service or
assistance to employees or visitors to campus, and to enforce
traffic and parking regulations.
Investigate disturbances, suspicious circumstances, traffic
accidents, or violation of UWA and UCS regulations when prompted by
phone calls, alarms, citizens requests, or officers observations.
Talk with individuals to determine the causes of disturbances or
accidents. Take reports and complete forms to record an
Direct traffic at UWA and UCS events using barricades, traffic
cones, traffic vests, and flashlights.
Assist local police department when called to enforce state laws
and city ordinances.
Attend and testify in municipal, circuit, district, juvenile court,
and before a grand jury; review case file and prepare for
Complete police documents such as daily activity reports, vehicle
impound records, traffic accident reports, warning reports,
permission to search, advice of rights, incident offense reports,
arrest reports, bond forms, complaint forms, fingerprint cards, and
warrants of arrest to record activity on shift, complete arrest,
investigate traffic accidents or other incidents of law
Demonstrate customer service experience requiring a very high level
of diplomacy and professionalism.
Perform related work as assigned.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and
continues until the position is filled.
To Apply: Application forms can be obtained from the University
Police Department in the Craiger House. Applicants should submit a
completed application form along with a resume to the following
University Police Department
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470
The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability
or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of
Minority applications encouraged
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