Utah State University

Police Officer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/9/2020 6:31 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Business & Finance
University Police
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Seeking Police Officer who will understand and work within the parameters of the department mission and governing values. Enforce state, local, and university laws, ordinances, and regulations and perform community service activities. Complete accurate incident reports. Assure a prompt response to calls for service. Protect the campus and campus citizens through a proper balance of foot, bike, and vehicle patrol.



  • Ensure a prompt response and a proper disposition to all calls for service.
  • Prepare quality reports when appropriate.
  • Ensure that crimes are properly investigated, and that evidence is properly gathered, reported, and preserved.
  • Promote the general safety of persons, property, and equipment through a proper balance of vehicle, foot and bicycle patrol.
  • Facilitate the safe and smooth flow of traffic by directing traffic, and enforcing traffic laws through citations and verbal warnings.
  • Keep the University community informed through appropriate public relations activities.
  • Develop a relationship of trust by becoming personally acquainted with members of the campus community.
  • Use investigative skills to assist in investigations as directed by supervisor.
  • Provide direct support to the chief and other supervisors by completing special assignments and projects.
  • Keep the Chief informed of any issues sensitive to the department or the University.
  • Foster good interdepartmental relations by cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in information exchange.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of laws applicable to current duties, department policies and procedures, University regulations, and police operations.
  • Maintain physical readiness.
  • Maintain a minimum of 40 hours of law enforcement training approved by the Chief.
  • Maintain other certifications in areas needed for patrol work (e.g. firearms, ACT, radar/lidar, intoxilyzer, pursuit driving).
  • Work rotating shifts that include weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Problem Solving:

  • The Police Officer has the authority to enforce State Law and University regulations within the jurisdiction of the University or as directed by the Chief. 
  • The Incumbent may make arrests and may be required to use physical and/or lethal force in the line of duty. 
  • The incumbent is faced with high stress situations and split-second decision making on a daily basis. 
  • Crisis situations frequently arise and the officer must reason clearly to solve the problems inherent in crisis situation. 


  • Maintains a daily activity log while on duty
  • Makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action as needed. 

Critical Thinker:

  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify solutions and approaches to problems.

Team Building:

  • Works to create a team-based environment.

Decision Making:

  • Makes coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner.

Customer Services:

  • Develop relationships that promote open communication and creates strong strategic business decisions.

Service Orientation:

  • Actively looking for ways to help others. 


Minimum Qualificaions:

  • Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Utah, or have the ability to become certified upon hiring, and be over the age of 21 at the time of appointment. 
  • Must have a Utah driver license or be able to obtain one within a month of start date to perform the essential job responsibilities. 
  • Must have an excellent driving record. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Has not been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills consistent with law enforcement on a university campus. 
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and commit to equity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, and cultures.

Core Characteristics:

  • Maintain confidentiality. 
  • Accountable. 
  • Commitment to ethical behavior. 
  • Honest and trustworthy. 
  • Strong work ethic. 
  • Commitment to the improvement of USU. 
  • Detail oriented. 
  • Service oriented attitude with excellent customer service skills. 
  • Enjoy working with students.
  • Selfless member of a team. 
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic. 
  • Deductive reasoning, problem solving, and prioritizing skills. 


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Physical: This position requires moderate physical activity, including the handling of average weight objects up to 25 pounds and/or standing or walking more than four hours per day.  Employees may be exposed to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.


The primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting, retrain or subdue individuals, walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/ or carry light moderate weight; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including firearms and handcuffs.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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