Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Police Officer

Apply now Job no: 493328
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Police Officer
Posting Location Abilene
Department ACU Police Department
Employee Class Nonexempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities

A. Protection of life and property on the campus and other properties of Abilene
Christian University and certain other extended jurisdictional areas, providing for the overall safety of persons and the protection of University and personal property.

B. Enforcement of all local, State and federal laws on the ACU campus, other ACU properties and other defined jurisdiction areas. Enforcement of all applicable university rules and regulations concerning parking and other university regulations on the ACU campus.

C. Provide patrol, respond to calls for service, and maintain enforcement of local, State and federal laws off-campus within the extended jurisdictional area provided by annual agreement between the Abilene Police Department and the ACU Police Department.

D. Conduct initial on-scene investigations and filing of appropriate offense reports both on-campus and within the extended jurisdictional area as agreed upon by Abilene Police Department and ACU Police Department.

E. Providing other safety and security services to ACU faculty, staff and visitors as
needed.

Essential Duties

A. Protection of life and property.

1. Patrol of all ACU campus and properties and other extended jurisdictional areas. Patrol may include foot patrol, vehicle patrol and bicycle patrol.

2. Respond to all emergency calls for service on ACU campus, all other ACU properties, as well as within the extended jurisdictional areas.

3. Investigate all suspicious activity reported or observed on ACU campus, properties or within the extended jurisdictional areas.

4. Patrol and monitoring of all campus buildings and facilities, locking/unlocking as needed.

5. Work closely with Student Life and Residence Life Education and Housing personnel regarding security and personal safety needs for all members of the ACU community residing on the ACU campus in applicable ACU housing.

6. Maintain relationships with APD beat officers assigned to the ACU patrol area, communicating information as needed between APD & ACUPD.



B. Enforcement of all laws and university policies/regulations on ACU campus and properties.

1. Maintain a working knowledge of all applicable local, State and federal traffic and penal laws, fairly applying and enforcing them within the ACU on-campus and off-campus jurisdictions.

2. Monitor all ACU parking lots for violations of university parking regulations and issue applicable citations to violators and vehicles.



C. Conduct initial on-scene investigations and filing of proper reports.

1. Respond to all calls for service within university jurisdiction, extended jurisdiction, or as requested by outside agencies.

2. Assess situations, determining offense if any, conducting initial interview with victims, suspects and witnesses as applicable.

3. Notify other emergency response personnel as needed. Assist other law enforcement agency or other emergency response personnel as required or requested when incidents occur outside of or adjacent to university police jurisdiction.

4. Complete and file proper reports and forms as required by departmental policy and/or law.



D. Providing other safety and security services to ACU faculty, staff and visitors as needed.

1. Provide safety/security escorts of individuals on campus when requested.

2. Assist members of ACU community with vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts on or near ACU campus when requested.

3. Assist with unscheduled unlocks of buildings /offices as requested by ACU faculty or staff.

4. Maintain a service-oriented attitude at all times.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills

1. Personal communication skills, verbal, written and social.

2. Basic computer skills.

3. Basic telephone skills.

4. Good interpersonal skills and specifically the ability to positively and professionally interact with people in enforcement situations, which often create stressful or negative encounters with people.


B. Training Modules Required

1. Complete annual training hours as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for annual validation of Texas Peace Officer License.

2. Annual firearms training and qualification scores as mandated by TCOLE and Departmental policy.

Qualifications

A. Professional

1. High School Diploma or GED certificate.

2. Current Texas Peace Officer TCOLE license certification.

3. Valid and non-suspended or inactive Texas Drivers License.

B. Personal

1. Because of ACU’s affiliation with the churches of Christ, this employee must be a professing Christian willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university while employed by ACU.

2. Have no felony convictions of any kind, or any misdemeanor convictions of crimes involving moral turpitude.

3. Have no convictions for DUI/DWI.

4. Have the ability to work well without direct supervision.

5. Have the ability to interact well with all students, faculty, staff and visitors of ACU, maintaining a positive, service oriented attitude in all types of circumstances and contacts.

6. High level of personal integrity and confidentiality due to working with and access to sensitive information pertaining to criminal and university investigations.

7. Adaptability and resourcefulness in handling unanticipated scheduling changes and other unusual circumstances typical of law enforcement duties.

Physical Demands

A. These are physical demands that are regularly required to perform this job.

1. Must be able to perform basic physical skills such as walking and the ability to stand for extended time periods and in all types of weather conditions, day or night.

2. Must be able to lift and carry loads such as traffic cones, barricades, items of evidence, office supplies and perform other minor physical labor related to providing services such as vehicle jump starts, vehicle unlocks and occasional changing of automobile tires for individuals.

3. Must be able to use physical force as necessary to execute arrests, restrain individuals as needed in performance of duties and perform other essential job duties.

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

Incentives

Officers work one weekend a month on a 5/8 schedule.                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Full uniform and all equipment provided.


112 holiday hours provided every year.


Training and fitness membership to the university recreation center provided.


Officers earn additional event pay while working special events (sporting events, sing song, homecoming, etc.)


Retirement 

Employees have the option of contributing an amount of 0% to 8% of base pay into the 403(b) retirement plan. ACU will then contribute an equal percentage of an employee’s base pay into the plan, to a maximum of 8%. 

ACU Education Benefit 

Full-time employees of Abilene Christian University are eligible to apply for a discount in tuition for courses taken at ACU for up to six hours during any fall, spring and/or the combined summer terms.


Dependent Children of Full-Time Employees
For classes taken at ACU, upon employment, a full-time/reduced full-time employee may apply for a tuition discount for up to thirty-six credit hours for his or her children during the academic year. 


Spouses of Full-Time
For classes taken at ACU, upon employment, a full-time/reduced full-time employee may apply for a tuition discount for up to thirty-six credit hours for his or her spouse during the academic year.


Abilene Christian Schools Benefit

ACU will provide the dependents of full-time employees $5,900 per academic year for students in K-6th grade and $6,300 per academic year for students in 7th-12th grade. Half-time employees are eligible for $3,000 per academic year. Employees are eligible for 50% of the benefit beginning with their start date of employment at ACU and 100% of the benefit during their second year of employment.



 

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