Qualities of a Police OfficerHUMANITY We respect life and liberty. We are sensitive and inclusive, treating everyone with dignity and compassion.INTEGRITY We are guided by the principles of justice. We employ the highest ethical standard, we demand accountability, consistency, fairness and honesty in the performance of our duties.PROFESSIONALISM We take pride in our department. We are committed to excellence in our profession, and we maintain the highest standard of education in our field.COURAGE Maintain a mental and moral strength to resist opposition and fairness of mind. Always stand by your fellow officers in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. Position duties are inclusive of all required tasks. Employees perform other related work as required.
Duties of a Police Officer
Protects life and property through the enforcement of laws & regulations; Proactively patrols assigned areas
Responds to calls for police service
Conducts preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations
Prepares written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities
Arrest and processes criminals
Testifies in court
Emergency duties required during adverse weather conditions
Ability to exercise judgment in determining when to use force and to what degree
Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night
Comprehending legal documents including citations, affidavits, warrants and other documents.
Commanding emergency personnel at accident emergencies and disasters
Takes an active role in Community Oriented Policing on campus