Police Officer In Training

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full time   Public Safety/Police

Job Description

Prairie View A&M University

Police Officer In Training

Job Title
Police Officer In Training

Prairie View A&M University

University Police

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Police Officer in Training, under supervision, receives classroom instruction and on-the-job training in the Texas A&M University Police Department.

Candidates in the available applicant pool will be contacted by the University Police Department as Police Officer positions become available. Application submissions are active for one year from the date of the Job Requisition being posted.


  • Attends a field training program sponsored by the University Police Department.
  • Observes and assists qualified police officers in the performance of routine police activities.
  • Studies and becomes familiar with Texas A&M University and University Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Learns layout of Texas A&M University campus including buildings, streets, major departments, etc.
  • Becomes proficient in the use of police vehicles and equipment, which requires operating a vehicle.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of full-time employment

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • None.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population. Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must have a State of Texas class 'C' vehicle operator's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Other Requirements:

Must be in excellent physical health and stamina. Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. Successful completion of the field training program. The applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment. Applicants must successfully pass a psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PVAMU_External/job/Prairie-View-PVAMU/Police-Officer-In-Trianing_R-028842

About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu. Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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