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University Law Enforcement Officer

Posted on: November 18, 2020
Deputy Chief
  • Full Time
  • Brookings, SD
  • December 2, 2020

Website SDSU Police Department

SDSU, ranked #2 Best Employer in the State of South Dakota by Forbes, 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; and 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; and work rotating shifts to cover nights, weekends and holidays.

Required License: LET certification or ability to obtain certification is required. Radar certification and Firearms qualification is required. Valid driver’s license is required.

Comments: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be at least 21 years old, able to pass firearms qualification, radar certification and field training program to become certified law enforcement officer within one year of hire. 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. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: SDSU 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: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit

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