Officers are assigned at the direction of supervision to patrol, on foot or in vehicle, designated areas on and adjacent to university-owned property. Enforces Federal and State statutes as well as the policies of Indiana University. Protects citizen’s rights, property, and persons. Identifies and prevents criminal and delinquent behavior. Maintains order and facilitates the safe, expeditious movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Assists citizens, resolves conflict, and deters crime. Provides information to students, faculty, and staff regarding University policy and procedures. Investigates complaints and accidents, documents information, and maintains records. Collects evidence, questions individuals, and drafts and enters reports, accidents, and citations in databases as required.
Issues citations and/or arrests law violators, and prepares and serves civil processes. Responds quickly to medical assistance calls, accidents, fires, disturbances, and breaches of law. Administers aid as a first responder. Provides security and law enforcement presence for buildings and property of Indiana University for special events, including commencement, athletic events, visiting dignitaries, and cultural events.
Note: This position is also open to those candidates that are currently police officers certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.
This position is posted at a LE05 level but may be filled at a higher level depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Although they will be similar, the duties and responsibilities may differ if filled at the lower rank. Please see the Requirements Section below for the qualifications listed for each level.
Patrol Officer Entry/Probationary Requirements:
High school diploma or GED and Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certification eligible.
Patrol Officer Requirements:
High school diploma or GED and one year of law enforcement experience. Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certified.
Patrol Officer – Senior Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of law enforcement experience; or Associate degree and five years of law enforcement experience; or High school diploma or GED and seven years of law enforcement experience. One specialty (FTO, Instructor, Ldr Acad, Det). No performance issues.
Patrol Officer – Master Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and ten years of law enforcement experience; or Associate degree and thirteen years of law enforcement experience; or High school diploma or GED and fifteen years of law enforcement experience. One specialty (FTO, Instructor, Ldr Acad, Det). No performance issues.
Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy or ability to enroll and successfully complete*.
Meet the Entry standards of physical fitness testing (ILEA), physical examination, psychological evaluation, drug screening, verbal interview, and background investigation. Ability to communicate and perform duties effectively and in a professional manner. Understand instructions and perform tasks efficiently. Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. Basic knowledge of computers and word processing/email/database software systems.
*Candidates that must attend and successfully complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Training course for 15 weeks must do so within one year of the hiring date. This requires an initial commute to a training site for one week, as well as weekly stays at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana for the remaining 14 weeks. The candidate will be paid while attending the Law Enforcement Academy.
Bachelor’s degree. Indiana Law Enforcement Academy certification.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Periodic overtime is required and includes athletic and other special event assignments.