Police Officer

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Feb 18, 2024
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Police Officer

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for performing law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Controls traffic flow and enforces State and local traffic laws on Pacific campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols University property in patrol car, bicycle, and foot patrol.
  • Provides information and direction to staff, faculty, students and visitors to campus.
  • Enforces City, County and State laws, and University rules and regulations.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.
  • Makes arrests as necessary and prepares reports.
  • Interviews victims, complainants and witnesses.
  • Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Assists in performance of a variety of community relations and crime prevention activities.
  • Participates in public relations programs to promote better police community relations and crime prevention.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported them.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision- making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants: UOP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity. Must successfully meet the minimum qualifications of the City of Stockton and complete a background investigation, which shall include a pre-employment physical, computerized voice stress analysis, and psychological screening.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the Stockton Public Safety memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement between University of the Pacific and the Stockton Police Department.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Graduate of a California (CA) Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) approved academy and currently possesses a valid certificate, or a valid CA P.O.S.T Recertification certificate or a valid CA P.O.S.T academy Basic Course Waiver certificate.
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three (3) years).
  • Have no felony convictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior law enforcement experience preferred, but new academy graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge in Community Oriented Policing.
  • Understanding of current policing issues, philosophies, practices, and trends as applied within the University environment.
  • Certified in Basic First Aid.

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Basic computer skills in Windows operating system, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to read maps and retain street, building, and compass directions.
  • Able to research and gather information through interrogations and investigations.
  • Effectively communicate over telephone and radio equipment.
  • Effective operation of Emergency Vehicles.
  • Able to effectively qualify in the use of firearms.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Union membership required. Must pass Physical Agility Test (PAT) required to meet physical requirements for Stockton Police Department. Must successfully complete a background investigation, which shall include a background screening, pre-employment physical, and a psychological screening.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed both in and out of doors. Must be willing to work evenings, night, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $31.00-$37.44 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/27438

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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