Police Officer

Updated: 30 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Sep 2021


Campus: Tempe

Police Officer

Job Description

Enforces university, state and federal laws and regulations to protect life and property and serve the university community.

Department Name

ASUPD Sworn/PA Leads



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$22.28 - $27.56 per hour; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Patrols buildings and grounds checking locked doors and windows and investigating suspicious activity or people.
  • Receives briefing upon arrival for duty; secures information, asks questions and participate in required departmental training and discussion of information.
  • Patrols assigned areas on foot or by motor vehicle to control traffic, prevent or deter crime and arrest violators; issues warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed.
  • Writes, and files with supervisor, crime reports and daily activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes and tickets issued in prescribed format.
  • Assists motorists and university community by delivering emergency messages; helping motorists with flat tires, stalled vehicles or keys locked in car; advises university community on crime prevention techniques.
  • Responds to emergency alarms and dispatched calls; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and facts.
  • Testifies in court in response to subpoena as witness and/or reporting officer to crime.
  • Investigates all types of crimes and accidents; performs follow up duties on crimes/accidents as directed by supervisor; interviews suspects and witnesses; collects evidence and facts; files reports appropriate as directed by federal, state or local legal requirements.
  • May assist in training new officers in the field according to established schedule and guidelines; submits written evaluation of trainee performance to supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Certification from Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST); OR, Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain AZ POST certification within six months from hire date.  Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a AZPOST Certification preferred
  • Campus Law Enforcement experience preferred
  • Evidence of a successful completion of field training program at prior agency
  • Continuous experience as a Certified Police Officer for at least one year
  • Evidence of being in good standing (cannot have been terminated or left a previous law enforcement position for misconduct as a result of disciplinary investigation)

Working Environment

  • Patrol Campus
  • Use Computers
  • Use a Radio to talk and listen
  • Communicate verbally and in writing

Department Statement

Additional Background Requirements:
ASU Police Department conducts pre-employment screening for all positions. Positions are sensitive in nature
that requires the successful completion of a background investigation, including fingerprinting. A background
check will consist of a background investigation, polygraph, medical, psychological assessment, and drug
screening. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background checks. A Department of
Motor Vehicle check will also be conducted.

An AZPOST list of automatic disqualifiers for certification is available

In preparation of your impending hire with ASUPD (contingent upon successful completion the background,
polygraph, medical and psychological examinations) please begin gathering your Police Officer Certification
and all police training documents from each agency you have been employed with. These documents will be
used to determine courses eligible for transfer into AZPOST record of equivalency training for Peace Officer
Certification and waiver exam eligibility. We cannot move on to certification testing without these documents.

Since this could be a lengthy process, you should begin to gather the documents as soon as possible. Please
keep in mind some agencies will not release the documents once an employee has separated.

The following required documents are as follows:

  • Confirmation letter or email of your attendance/successful completion of your academy class. This must include your academy class number and dates. (certificate)
  • Copy of your academy class syllabus. This must include the class number and dates.
  • Description of classes associated with academy training. This is used to determine if the content falls in line with similar AZPOST classes.
  • Letter of completion for all basic and in-service training as a sworn peace officer from every agency of employment including the number of hours for each in service training.
  • Certificates of course completion must include the Title of the course and the number of hours of instruction

All documents you provide must be verifiable and additional documentation may be requested. Therefore, to ensure this process moves efficiently, please keep all contact numbers for records you receive.

You can find detailed information on the AZPOST Waiver Process here:

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services .

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Police Department will not be a sponsor for this position. 

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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