Community policing, patrol, law enforcement, investigations, parking enforcement, building security, special event coverage and communications. Community policing and law enforcement are the primary responsibilities.
Crime suppression and law enforcement are primary responsibilities. Actively participates in community policing and crime prevention efforts. Communicates with students, faculty, and staff to inform them of the variables that influence crime as well as recommending crime prevention and security standards that can be used to reduce risk. Establishes personal contacts with community members and presents crime prevention programs.
Patrols the Evanston or Chicago campus on foot or by vehicle, in uniform or plain clothes, to protect lives and secure property.
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, arrests violators, and completes police reports. Challenges suspicious persons and issues trespass warnings when appropriate, recording information on a field interview report and issuing stop receipts. Completes necessary reports with job functions, enforces traffic laws and city ordinances, and cites violators as necessary.
Conducts thorough follow-up investigations and makes every effort to clear criminal cases.
Enforce University parking rules and regulations and orders violators towed when appropriate.
Conducts premise checks and properly secures and unsecure doors as required.
Polices special events as assigned.
Speaks clearly and concisely using proper radio procedure.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree or four years’ active duty service in a branch of the military.
Must be 21 years of age at the time of hire.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must not have any felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions defined in Illinois Compiled Statutes 50 ILCS 705/6.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability, to successfully complete, or obtain a waiver for, the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meet all other standards required for certification as a police officer in the State of Illinois.
Ability, to successfully pass the Police Officers Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test within the required guidelines established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Ability to legally own a firearm and maintain State and Department qualification requirements.
Ability to meet all Police Officer minimum qualifications.
Ability to satisfactorily complete a comprehensive psychological exam administered by a licensed psychologist, and a financial and criminal background investigation, including criminal history/fingerprint check and driving records check.
Ability to pass a complete physical examination including drug screening. Eye sight, 20/20, with normal color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Ability to satisfactorily complete a written exam to evaluate ability to perform successfully in the position.
Possession of a valid driver's license in state of residency and ability to operate a police vehicle in a safe manner at all times.
Ability to successfully complete a field training program and a one year probationary period.
As required by the position, must maintain knowledge of constitutional laws, laws for arrest, search, and seizure, criminal procedure, state statutes, and local ordinances.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highl...y collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.