Schedule Information: Upon successful completion of field training, assigned to a permanent shift. The Police Officer may be assigned to any of the three locations - Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Schaumburg.
Hours per Week: 40 hours (overtime possible)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Vacation, Sick, and Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Education Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense.
Duties of Position: Police Officers duties include responsibility for the protection and well-being of the students, visitors, staff and facilities of William Rainey Harper College.
Responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crimes, the preservation of peace, enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the arrest and prosecution of violators, and other duties as assigned. In accomplishing these tasks the Police Officer may:
Patrol campus by motor vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime; to enforce criminal and traffic laws, college rules and regulations; and to check the security of buildings, functioning of outdoor lighting and traffic signals, and road conditions.
Monitors and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic as required.
Responds to calls for a variety of services including investigation of alarms, animal control, assistance to motorists, building maintenance problems, domestic problems, thefts, and other acts against persons or property.
Observes, investigates and reports unusual conditions bearing on the safety and/or security of the College community.
Observes college activities and inspects college properties for unsafe conditions that could lead to injury.
Takes necessary action to correct unsafe practices or conditions and reports all potential safety hazards.
Recommends safety and security procedures for specific problem areas of the College.
Investigates, reports, and records traffic violations and accidents by interviewing witnesses, measuring distances, sketching diagrams, taking photographs and conducting field sobriety tests to determine cause and fault.
Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches; detects and collects evidence.
Prepares results of investigations for referral and/or prosecution.
Refers appropriate “Student Conduct Code” violators to the attention of the College’s student judicial officer.
Processes arrestees by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports arrestees to jail as required.
Determines appropriate actions to be taken by weighing evidence and applying knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to solve the problem and administer justice; prepares and processes documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits, and warrants.
Records information at scenes of crimes by sketching diagrams, taking photographs, or taking notes.
Prepares reports for use by department, college or other agency.
Testifies in court or by deposition to present information accumulated at scenes and through investigations.
Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering first responder level service; lifting dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing buildings and evacuating occupants.
Responds to fire and ambulance calls to direct traffic, escort fire and ambulance vehicles, establish security perimeters and maintain order.
Inspects and maintains law enforcement equipment by observing and cleaning to keep the equipment in reliable operating condition.
Determines content for various public safety programs such as crime prevention, personal safety, playground safety, and provides delivery to the college or community.
Provides advice and general information to students, staff and campus visitors.
Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field OR combination of college education and experience or equivalent experience. (Equivalent experience is defined as one year of college equivalence for every two years of “on point” job-related experience)
Current valid certification as a full-time Law Enforcement Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board or the ability to obtain an out of state waiver from the ILETSB.
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field OR combination of college education and experience or equivalent experience.
No Felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
Ability to patrol all facilities on foot.
A valid driver's license.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Valid FOID card or ability to obtain.
Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Uphold the College and Police Departments Mission and Values.
Successful completion of an oral interview.
Successful completion of a background investigation.
Successful completion of a psychological evaluation.
Successful completion of a medical examination.
Prior Supervision experience of a police sergeant of above
Specialty assignments in municipal or college police departments to include experience in police accreditation, field training, evidence technician, breath operator, etc.
Application Review Date:Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: July 13, 2023.
Required Documents:***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.