The Lewis University
Police Department is a trained, professional organization committed to providing
a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty,
staff and visitors. The Campus Police Officer is a member of the Police
Department professional staff.
We currently have an opening for a full-time
The function of the Campus Police Officer is to maintain security and safety for
assigned areas, effectively respond to requests for service and enforce
applicable state and local laws in addition to University policies. Campus
Police Officers are an integral part of the departmentís overall community
policing strategy. Campus Police Officers are part of the Universityís team of
first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency
React quickly and calmly to
emergency situations by determining an appropriate course of action and
ensuring an appropriate response utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment
to resolve the issue.
Conduct investigations at the
scenes of crimes and accidents by gathering evidence; locating and questioning
witnesses and giving aid and support to victims.
Appropriately utilize computerized
law enforcement records systems.
Provide first aid including CPR and
utilization of an AED.
Understand basic emergency response
Respond to and investigate fire and
burglar alarm activations.
Assist in implementation of the
University Emergency Operations Plan as prescribed.
Participate in routine patrol and
Provide campus wide police patrol
on foot and in vehicles to protect the Universityís students, faculty, staff,
real property and equipment.
Investigate any observed
disturbances, irregularities, hazards or suspicious circumstances.
Candidates will have
successfully completed an accredited police academy and be certified by the
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as peace officer or have
comparable education and experience.
Must be at least 21
years of age and have a high school diploma and a minimum of 60 hours of
post-secondary education (or an equivalent combination of education and
Must possess a valid
Illinois driverís license with a good driving record.
Must be able to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Candidates must also
possess the following:
Ability to walk, run,
climb, provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment
(including police bicycles and various weapon systems), and work outdoors in a
variety of adverse weather conditions.
Must be able to work
with flexible schedules involving evening, weekend and holiday work.
Ability to successfully
complete various required departmental training programs (including police
bicycle and defensive tactics).
Ability to send and
receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity.
Must pass a
psychological exam, basic skills assessment and personality profile.
Must pass a physical
Must pass a background
investigation including a fingerprint check. Candidates must not have any felony
convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions.
The most qualified
candidates will have successfully completed a bachelorís degree at an accredited
institution, have previous public safety experience in a campus environment and
be proficient in common business computer software applications such as email,
word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice,
Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a
Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and
prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal
opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse
background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be
accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in
the United States.