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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

SUMMARY:

The Public Safety Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crimes, enforce traffic laws, recognize parking violations, issue traffic citations, and identify safety hazards and violators.

Performs security checks of agency or campus buildings.

Conducts investigations of crimes, accidents, and reports incidents committed on agency or campus premises

Directs traffic during periods of high density to facilitate smooth flow.

Arrests violators, writes incident reports, and testifies in court, as required.

Responds to alarms, calls for assistance, checks for locked or unlocked buildings and offices, as necessary, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance.

Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, assists with checking the alarm systems and emergency power supply, and inspects and maintains fire extinguishers.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:

Constant to frequent in-state and area travel is required. Required to carry and use a firearm.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and regulations, for security. Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques. Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order. Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in law enforcement or a related field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, or a similar academy, in accordance with ACA 12-9-106.

Must possess valid Arkansas driver


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