Public Safety Officer - Public Safety and Transit

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Sep 24, 2023
Full time Public Safety/Police

Job Description


Public Safety Officer - Public Safety and Transit

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202300326

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Public Safety


Position Summary

Public Safety Officer

Department of Public Safety and Transit

Full Time

Primary Responsibilities

  • Protects and serves the students, visitors, faculty, and staff of the Southeast Missouri State University campus
  • Patrols and protects the properties, buildings and grounds of campus
  • Investigates crimes for presentation to municipal and county attorneys for criminal prosecutions
  • Responds to requests for service and campus emergencies
  • Enforces student Code of Conduct and makes referrals to the Office of Student Conduct
  • Conducts patrols and makes routine security checks of campus buildings
  • Performs protective duties to provide police services in assigned areas of campus
  • Provides safety and crime prevention education for the campus community

Required Qualifications

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • College degree not required; college coursework or degree a plus
  • Must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation; Must be free of any felony arrests or convictions, arrests or convictions of a crime of moral turpitude, or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of domestic violence
  • Must be Missouri POST certified or have completed an approved academy training program and become Missouri POST certified by first day of employment
  • Must possess a valid Missouri operator's license
  • Must pass police officer selection test at the semi-finalist stage; Test date to be determined and test location will be scheduled on campus
  • Must be available to work any hours, rotating shifts, days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service and community policing philosophy
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a verified negative drug screen and polygraph examination

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 6, 2023. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Click on the APPLY button at the top of the page and complete every section of the online application. A letter of interest addressing all position qualifications, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references must be submitted for application materials to be complete.

Additional Information

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan (

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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