Police Officer

Job Title: Police Officer
Position No.: PROF-POL-FT-11072013
Department(s):   Police Department
Reports To: Chief of Police
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Responsible for ensuring the safety, welfare and protection of HBU students, employees and visitors and the protection of public and personal property.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for traffic control and enforcement of federal and state laws and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Patrols campus and housing area to ensure protection, safety and welfare of students, employees and visitors.  Meets with these individuals to discuss such issues when necessary.
  • Enforces state, county and local laws.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks such as writing investigation reports, processing vehicle registrations, etc.
  • Acts as first responder for medical, first aid, CPR and hurricane relief.
  • Performs quarterly meetings with residential students regarding personal safety.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • High school diploma or GED and completion of recognized police academy and zero to six months prior experience.
  • Basic state certification
  • CPR and Emergency Care certification
  • Duty weapon qualification

Additional Info:

  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate specific equipment or tools (i.e., handgun)
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations and laws.
  • Ability to provide clear direction
  • Shows consideration for others, listens effectively, cooperates well with others, establishes and maintains relationships, is adaptable, remains calm under pressure and is persevering.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, seeks all necessary information for problem solving, sets clear objectives and priorities.
  • Is self-reliant, decisive, proactive, influential, enthusiastic and makes a positive impression on others.
  • Strong communication skills.
While performing the essential duties of the job, the employee is required to regularly work in outside weather conditions and be physically active.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In exercising these functions the employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds regularly.  The employees must be able to see objects up close.


Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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