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Police Officer

Posted on: March 26, 2024
Communications Specialist
  • Full Time
  • Brookings, SD
  • Applications have closed

Website SDSU Police Department

Fully accredited law enforcement agency

South Dakota State University Police Department is seeking a dedicated individual to serve and protect the campus community.  
Job Responsibilities:  In this position you will provide professional law enforcement and public safety services for the state’s largest institution of higher education and the surrounding community.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Knowledge of: 
Vehicle and firearm use and safety.
Law enforcement principles and procedures
First aid principles
Interviewing and interrogation techniques
Federal, state, and local laws, legal procedures, along with critical incident management
Computer support systems.

Ability to:
Conduct vehicle and foot patrol of university property and buildings.
Transport large amounts of money
Interpret, enforce, and abide by state and local laws and university regulations.
Enforce situations analytically, impartially, and objectively.
Record pertinent information accurately and completely.
Work independently with or without detailed supervision.
Handle stressful situations.
Interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.
Exercise tact, patience, and discretion in dealing with people of varying backgrounds and temperaments.
Prioritize work to meet competing deadlines.
Walk and stand for extended periods of time.
Work rotating shifts to cover nights, weekends, and holidays.
Minimum Requirements: 
United States citizenship 
Attainment of at least 21 years of age at time of appointment
Possession of or ability to obtain a South Dakota driver’s license.
Must successfully complete the SD LE Academy or have current LE certification.
Must successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination and psychological screening.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Current SD LE certification or reciprocity eligible certification in another state.
Comments: Must be able to provide a highly visible law enforcement presence on campus to deter and detect criminal activity; locate weaknesses and safety hazards and be in a position to quickly respond to any and all emergencies or critical incidents. Must maintain a firm understanding of legal processes, state and federal laws, university regulations, proper police procedures, proper emergency response and adjust to each area as it changes. Must be able to maintain calm demeanor when dealing with upset, intoxicated, disorderly persons. South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the university to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to the university’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. 
Benefits:  South Dakota State University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance. 

Application Procedures:  South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site; to apply, visit: