University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who
understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career
at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a
deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.
Currently, we have a
career opportunity as a Police Officer (Evanston Campus).
The Police Officer
community policing, patrol, law enforcement, investigations, parking
enforcement, building security, special event coverage and communications.
Community policing and law enforcement are the primary responsibilities.
Please Note: Shift work is performed indoors and outdoors. Must be prepared to
work overtime - including shift or special event overtime that occurs on off
hours or days off. Police officers are essential employees who may be called in
during hazardous situations and events.
April 21, 2017
Crime suppression and
law enforcement are primary responsibilities. Actively participates in community
policing and crime prevention efforts. Communicates with students, faculty, and
staff to inform them of the variables that influence crime as well as
recommending crime prevention and security standards that can be used to reduce
risk. Establishes personal contacts with community members and presents crime
Patrols the Evanston or
Chicago campus on foot or by vehicle, in uniform or plain clothes, to protect
lives and secure property.
Responds to emergency
and non-emergency calls for assistance, arrests violators, and completes police
reports. Challenges suspicious persons and issues trespass warnings when
appropriate, recording information on a field interview report and issuing stop
receipts. Completes necessary reports with job functions, enforces traffic laws
and city ordinances, and cites violators as necessary.
follow-up investigations and makes every effort to clear criminal cases.
parking rules and regulations and orders violators towed when appropriate.
Conducts premise checks
and properly secures and unsecure doors as required.
Polices special events
Speaks clearly and
concisely using proper radio procedure.
Performs other duties as
Successful completion of
a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to
a bachelor's or higher degree; OR four years' service in a branch of the
military; or graduation from a law enforcement training academy acceptable to
the Illinois Law Enforcement training board and the ability to pass the Boards
Must be 21 years of age
at the time of application.
Must be a United States
Must not have any felony
convictions or any misdemeanor convictions defined in Illinois Compiled Statutes
50 ILCS 705/6.
Ability, to successfully
complete, or obtain a waiver for, the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as
prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and meet
all other standards required for certification as a police officer in the State
Ability to legally own a
firearm and maintain State and Department qualification requirements.
Ability to meet all
Police Officer minimum qualifications.
satisfactorily complete a comprehensive psychological exam administered by a
licensed psychologist, and a financial and criminal background investigation,
including criminal history/fingerprint check and driving records check.
Ability to pass a drug
Ability to pass a
complete physical examination including drug screening. Eye sight, corrected to
20/20, with normal color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Body
weight proportionate to height.
satisfactorily complete a written exam to evaluate ability to perform
successfully in the position.
Possession of a valid
driver's license in state of residency and ability to operate a police vehicle
in a safe manner at all times.
Ability, to pass a
physical ability assessment test as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement
Training and Standards Board.
Ability to successfully
complete a field training program and a one year probationary period.
As required by the
position, must maintain knowledge of constitutional laws, laws for arrest,
search, and seizure, criminal procedure, state statutes, and local ordinances.
Police Academy Graduate, or the equivalent combination of education, training
and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Working at Northwestern University:
Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an
exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options
to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent
retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent
care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development
opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take
advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus.
Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and
other work/life balance resources.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes
in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all
races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the
opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for
successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to
Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will
apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming
submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in
your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager
will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 30781.
As per Northwestern
University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. As per
Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background
check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check
prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of
all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans
are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the