Utah State University

Police Officer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2023 6:19 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Public Safety
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The successful candidate 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. 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 the captain.
  • 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).
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must have a Utah driver license or be able to obtain one within a month of start date.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills consistent with law enforcement on a university campus.
  • Candidate will be required to pass a physical fitness test, to POST standards, in order to be considered for hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utah POST Certified or certifiable by hire date.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to write reports containing technical information.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Skilled in the use of first aid procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Skilled in completing accident and criminal investigations.
  • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
  • Skilled in the operation of police equipment such as radar and breath alcohol analyzers.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Skilled in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures.

Job Offer Contingent upon the Following Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Must have a clean driving record.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

College/Department Highlights

The University Department of Public Safety protects life and property and provides the campus community with a secure and safe living, learning, and working environment. The men and women of the USU Department of Public Safety are highly trained and experienced public safety professionals who adhere to high standards of integrity and professionalism.


We patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and enjoy a direct line of communication to local law enforcement and members of the surrounding community. We have officers both on foot and in vehicles who can respond quickly anywhere on campus.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

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

*updated 09/2023


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