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Police Officer 1

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Work Type: Classified
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Police and Public Safety

Job Title

Police Officer 1

Department

University Police

Salary

$38,733 - $47,643; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Train and serve as a Police Officer qualified to carry firearms; patrol the campus community, testify in court proceedings, maintain accurate records; operate and maintain law enforcement equipment; enforce university, state and local laws; investigate suspected criminal incidents and respond to emergency situations. Graduate and receive Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) certification from a Basic Police Academy in the State of Tennessee. (Candidates with law enforcement certification in another state must successfully complete a lateral training class and achieve POST certification). Successfully complete all Field Training Program requirements as indicated by Daily Observation Reports and review by the Training Sergeant.

Required Education

High School diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) required.

Required Related Experience

No experience required.
Honorable discharge required if have military experience.

Required License/Registration/Certification

US citizen, 18 years of age minimum, valid drivers license. Must pass a psychological and physical examination administered by a licensed professional at the department’s expense.

Desirable Related Experience

Two (2) years of discipline free law enforcement experience and training preferred.
Bachelors degree preferred.

Desirable License/Registration/Certification

Tennessee POST certification preferred.
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2021AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: September 27, 2022

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