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University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Position Number: 2089894
  • Location: Kansas City, KS
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

University Police Officer

Public Safety - Police Operations
Police Operations - Main Campus Shift 1

Position Title:
University Police Officer

Job Family Group:
University Support Staff

Job Description Summary:
Assist in the University's goal of providing a high-quality educational experience by affording a safe environment for staff, students, and visitors. Uphold state statutes, city ordinances, and University policies. Provide education and protection to the staff and students at KUMC. Enforce laws as well as campus policy to keep the peace and maintain a safe and secure campus while promoting a positive image of law enforcement. Police Officers regularly conduct criminal investigations, perform searches and seizures, arrest offenders, present criminal cases to prosecutors for prosecution into district and municipal courts, respond to medical and other emergencies, write moving traffic violations and assist other local law enforcement agencies. High school diploma or equivalent. Certified or ability to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. No convictions of or diversions from any felony crimes, or any misdemeanor or felony crimes of domestic violence. Special Qualifications: U.S. citizen; 21 years of age; valid driver's license; drug screen for new hires (certified positions); and annual fire arms qualification (certified positions).

Job Description:


$23.52/hour, $48,911 Annual

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
  • As per State specifications. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Must be able to fulfill requirements of an approved Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Must possess a valid, unrestricted driver's license (corrective lenses acceptable).
  • Requires use of firearms; therefore to be eligible, candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime per 18 U.S.C. 992(g)(8)(9).
  • Must be eligible to attend a basic law enforcement training program acceptable to KLETC or already be certified as a law enforcement officer.
  • Candidates must take and pass a drug screen test as mandated by the State. Per KSA, candidates must submit and successfully complete a background investigation, medical and psychological examinations, and a physical fitness assessment.
  • Must be willing to receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) years experience in general law enforcement or two (2) years education in criminology at the college level. Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of law enforcement.

Job Duties Outlined:

Professional Policing Law Enforcement Operations
  • Responds to all reporting of incidents, problems, requests for assistance and issues throughout the University and surrounding community; and manages incidents and crisis situations (e.g. emergency alarms, evacuations, bomb threats, etc).
  • Participates in crowd control.
  • Transports prisoners and suspects.
  • Performs patrol duties including foot, bicycle and motorized vehicles and police service duties. Investigates felony and misdemeanor offenses and suspicious activities.
  • Participates in special operations.
  • Operates police operations equipment including motor vehicles, two-way radios, pagers, bicycles, firearms, cameras and other equipment in a safe and prudent manner.
  • Remains abreast of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, statutes and regulations. Investigation and Arrests Procedures Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations.
  • Collects and disseminates intelligence information. Identifies, protects and processes crime scenes.
  • Collects, marks, photographs and secures evidence and contraband.
  • Operates audio and video recording equipment.
  • Identifies drug substances and offenders.

Tactical and Legal use of Techniques and Tools
  • Utilizes safety measures during suspect contact.
  • Executes custodial arrests of suspects.
  • Ensures that no person's civil rights are violated.
  • Searches, detains and conducts field interviews of suspects or suspicious persons.
  • Determines when to use force, type of force to use, up to and including deadly force.
  • Employs unarmed and intermediate weapons for self-defense and active counter measures.
  • Applies necessary restraints and controls to uncooperative subjects.
  • Applies necessary physical, soft and hard restraints to patients.
  • Facilitates cooperation between patients, emotionally disturbed persons (EDP), psychiatric patients and staff.
  • Searches buildings, vehicles and/or locations as legally allowed/justified.
  • Photographs and fingerprints prisoners and suspects.
  • Public Safety and Protective Services
  • Participates in special operations that may involve other local, State or Federal agencies.
  • Performs escorts/guards money, dignitaries, persons, controlled and dangerous substances.
  • Provides courtesy vehicle lockout and stranded motorist services.
  • Secures and unlocks doors.
  • Detects and reports violations of University rules and regulations.
  • Detects and reports public safety hazards.
  • Coordinates with Security Services, Parking and Landscape Services, Facilities Operations, public utilities, City police and fire departments in matters of public safety.
  • Responds to fire and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Administers CPR.
  • Oversees/carries out evacuations.
  • Manages and controls spectators at athletic and special events.
  • Community Service
  • Remains highly visible to and acquainted with members of the University and Rosedale communities as well as area merchants.
  • Works with medical and mental health professionals to safeguard patients and property.
  • Employs interpersonal communication skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Actively supports the Community Policing program, officers and philosophy.
  • Engages in activities that will build an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust between the University and Rosedale communities, surrounding merchants and the University Police department.
  • Addresses the problems of crime, fear of crime, social disorder and physical disorder.
  • Identifies and prioritizes problems. Meets and strives to exceed customer needs.
  • Reports any community problems to Community Policing officers when appropriate and necessary.
  • Works with the community to prevent and/or resolve problems and enhance the quality of life.
  • Networks with other agencies and departments.

  • Maintains control and accountability of keys, uniforms and department equipment.
  • Operates and performs some preventive maintenance for motor vehicles, bicycles, radios and firearms.
  • Reports or repairs inoperative/defective equipment.
  • Reports all service and maintenance concerns/needs of motorized vehicles to Fleet Vehicle Manager.

Effective Communication and Reporting
  • Operates a two-way radio equipment in accordance with FCC regulations and departmental policy.
  • Writes and submits clear, concise, legible and timely reports.
  • Completes reports and forms. Utilizes computer terminal and software packages (i. e. ARMS, GroupWise, etc.) to prepare reports, prepare additional information, receive information, convey information.
  • Conveys all necessary information to supervisors and/or fellow officers in an effort to keep them abreast of problems and/or concerns which may have surfaced during their absence.
  • Remains constantly abreast and knowledgeable of current Federal and State statutes that pertain to law enforcement.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation for presentation when necessary.

  • Receives and participates in a minimum of 40 hours of training annually.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with firearms quarterly.
  • Successfully completes defensive tactics and arrest procedures training.
  • Participates and performs satisfactorily in the department's Wellness program.
  • The above actions may be reviewed daily by the first line supervisor or higher.
  • Actions are reviewed for legal compliance with applicable laws and statutes, situational outcomes that correlate and support the department's Vision, Mission, Core Values and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

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Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR001199.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Centers mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at

KU Medical Center proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package through the state of Kansas, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit

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