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Institutional Police Officer

Public Safety and Security

Reports To:
Shift Sergeant

Position Type:

Position Summary:
Under supervision, provides police services designed to provide assistance and protection to members of the University community and its guests. To enforce the rules, laws and regulations of the University and of the State of New Jersey.

Essential Functions:
1. Patrols and maintains security of all campus properties, as well as contiguous streets. 2. Responsible for making reports, both oral and written, of any irregularities, dangerous conditions, accidents and any other circumstances requiring police assistance. 3. Responds to and investigates calls for service and citizen complaints; initiates corrective action when appropriate and completes thorough written reports accurately describing action taken. 4. Acts in accordance with provisions of the New Jersey Criminal Code and Departmental policies and procedures. 5. Proactively prevent crime by engaging in foot, vehicle and bicycle patrols of the entire campus and surrounding areas. 6. Must be able to remain calm and decisive in emergencies, performing all duties tactfully and judiciously with a high degree of professionalism. 7. Contributes to the professional image of the Department and the University by conforming to standards of dress, conduct and behavior. 8. Maintains crowd control during university events. 9. Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions and reports significant actions, occurrences and conditions and other matters within the field of police operations. 10. Provides police protection when large sums of money are in transit. 11. Gives first aid in the case of accidents or emergencies. 12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
-Must be a US citizen -Must possess a valid drivers license. -Must pass NJSACOP written and oral exams and one or more oral interviews. -Must pass medical and psychological examinations as required. -Must be high school graduate or equivalent. -Must be able to qualify with the department issued firearm pursuant to the schedule and course of fire as determined by the Attorney General of New Jersey. -Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions. -Ability to take direction and work harmoniously with associates, superior officers, campus visitors, students, faculty and others.

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  • Employment at NJIT is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act which mandates new employees, who are not NJ residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment to certain positions. For more information on the act please click here.
  • As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.
  • Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students.   Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.
  • If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please visit the Department of Human Resources located in Fenster Hall, Room 500, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 or call (973) 596-3140. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department at hr@njit.edu.
  • Information regarding NJIT campus security, personal safety, and fire safety including topics such as, disciplinary procedures, crime prevention, NJIT Police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and crime statistics for the most recent three year period is available on the NJIT Department of Public Safety website. Please click here. If you would like to obtain a copy of NJIT's Annual Security Report containing this information, you may contact the NJIT Department of Public Safety, 154 Summit Street, Newark NJ or by phone at 973-596-3120.

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