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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Police Officer
Position Classification Code: O2007
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 1P
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Performs general patrol and operational police duties, such as making arrests and enforcing criminal codes and statutes; may assist in investigations or serve as a member of special teams or task forces. Carries a firearm.
Standard Duties:
Assigned to Field Services Division and patrols assigned areas in a vehicle, on foot, or on a bike; works under direct and indirect supervision; may work shifts; files reports on incidents; conducts preliminary investigations; investigates traffic accidents; testifies in court; makes arrests and issues citations as necessary; directs and routes traffic; gives information to visitors; responds to intrusion and panic alarms; uses equipment related to law enforcement function; processes crime scenes; responds to and manage all types of emergencies; provides emergency assistance as necessary; and performs related work as required/assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University's mission, vision and goals.
Skill in verbal communications, crime prevention, the use of force to control and arrest, emergency vehicle operations, first aid procedures, and crash and criminal investigations.
Ability to engage in stressful physical activities associated with emergency response and use of force situations. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to communicate in writing and orally at a high level, to include street encounters, report writing, prosecuting cases, and providing courtroom testimony and depositions. Ability to complete highly technical administrative paperwork. Ability to gather and organize legal evidence. Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork. Ability to gather and organize legal evidence. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and procedures. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate's degree (any field).
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- 2 years' experience as a certified PO; or 2 years' experience allowing for a combination of education (16 related credits equivalent to 6 months experience), and/or military service (honorably discharged), and/or certified PO experience.
   Certifications/License- State of New Mexico Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or ability to attain certification within one year of hire.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-