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Police Officer Lateral Aurora

University of Colorado

University of Colorado Aurora CO United States

1 week ago

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

University Police Department/Operations Division...

Police Officer Lateral Position #00767419 - Requisition #28041

This position is eligible for a one-time non-base-building hiring bonus of $5,000, half paid upon start and half paid at completion of the 14-week Field Training Officer program.
• Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds

Why Join Us:

If you like community policing, building relationships with those you serve and having a healthy work-life balance, then we have just the job for you. Come join us as a police officer at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus (, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. You'll have an important job - protecting those who protect others through ground-breaking, life-saving research that's at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare.

As a patrol officer on campus, you need to have all the state-mandated training as other law enforcement officers and be prepared for any situation. But we're not bouncing from call to call for the entire shift. In fact, we have the time to walk around campus and build relationships with the students, faculty, staff and visitors who make our campus special. That's one of the reasons a recent survey shows that the majority of campus constituents support our Police Department and three-quarters feel safe or very safe here.

We have some very competitive benefits, too. A discounted RTD EcoPass, generous 401(a) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution and Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness are just the start. You can also take classes at any of our four CU campuses tuition-free, while your dependents can attend at a free or discounted rate.

The starting annual salary for lateral candidates ranges from $65,000 to $91,994.

Job Summary:

The purpose of Police Officers is to enforce the law in order to protect persons and property; prevent, detect, and solve crimes; and maintain order. By statute, positions are commissioned as peace officers. Basic peace officer definitions are found in C.R.S. 16-2.5-105, 16-2.5-120, and 16-2.5-139 with specific authorities for individual agencies or departments found in their supporting statutes or delegations made by executive directors, presidents, or governing boards and shall require P.O.S.T. Board certification. Some agencies may designate positions with para- military titles, such as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, etc.

By agreement with local police jurisdictions, the work involves the following: enforcing the laws and regulations; exercising powers of custody and arrest; restraining citizens suspected of unlawful behavior; detecting criminal activity; investigating complaints and incidents; interviewing witnesses; gathering evidence; responding to emergencies and requests for assistance; providing traffic and crowd control; writing appropriate reports and citations; preparing cases for prosecution by the district attorney by executing warrants; and testifying in court proceedings. The work may involve conducting safety training; providing first aid; and providing security escort service. Some positions may perform work in police programs such as crime prevention, community relations, or drug awareness.

Examples of Work Performed:

Patrol: Conducts foot and vehicular patrol to detect and deter criminal activity. Contacts and identifies persons on reports of criminal or suspicious activity. Arrests, books, and transports suspects or prisoners. Initiates emergency procedures on gravely disabled persons. Assists other law enforcement by serving arrest warrants, directing traffic, collecting evidence, covering officers on emergency calls near the campus etc. Testify in court.

Investigation: Process crime scenes by collecting and preserving evidence, interview suspects, victims, and witnesses. Conduct investigative follow-ups. Conduct special or target investigations to apprehend criminals or deter crime (i.e., special patrols of bike racks, parking lots or buildings where frequent crimes have occurred). Prepare case documents and evidence for prosecution through the district attorney. Testify in court.

Traffic: Direct traffic for routine activities, special assignments, and emergencies. Conduct traffic enforcement, DUI investigations, and parking enforcement. Investigate traffic accidents. Testify in court.

Report Writing: Write criminal offense reports, custody reports, incident reports, field interviews, traffic accident reports, criminal traffic citations, and other reports as required. Review reports written by subordinates for content, clarity, and completeness.

Emergency Response: Respond to all intrusion, panic and other system alarms. Respond to all fire calls, chemical spills, bomb threats, and other hazardous situations. Evacuate persons, coordinate and assist emergency response units. Respond to medical and other emergency calls. Maintains an adequate level of fitness in order to respond to both emergent and non-emergent situations.

Service Calls and Special Assignments: Escorts persons. Access areas to authorized persons. Provide motorist assistance. Perform public speaking on topics such as crime prevention, campus orientation, and the mission of the University Police Department. Provide police protection for visiting dignitaries. Work graduations, other ceremonies, special events and public gatherings.

Training: Participate in training in criminal law and procedure, firearms, first aid and CPR, hazardous materials, chemical weapons, impact weapons, KOGA and so forth. Maintain proficiency and certification in required skills.

Computer Utilization and Data Entry: Utilize police and law enforcement computers and software programs for reports, information on suspects, crimes, significant incidents, intelligence, and investigations.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting annual salary for lateral candidates ranges from $65,000 to $91,994.

This position is eligible for a one-time non-base-building hiring bonus of $5,000, half paid upon start and half paid at completion of the 14-week Field Training Officer program.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree as it relates to this position
• Experience within the past 12 months at a Municipal, County, State or University Law Enforcement agency.
• 2 years experience as Colorado P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy Patrol Experience

Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Driver's LicDriver'snd no:
• Felony convictions
• Domestic violence convictions
• Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years
• Alcohol or drug-related convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.
• Note: Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 16-2.5-102, C.R.S

• Combination of education, as it relates to this position, and experience/training as it relates to this position may substitute for the required education but not for the 2 years of experience at a Municipal, County, State or University Law Enforcement agency.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience as a Police Officer for a higher education or health care healthcare
• Experience using ARMS (Automated Records Management System) or similar computerized law enforcement records management system
• Experience using Microsoft Word and Outlook
• Bilingual or multilingual
• Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Highly developed analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to quickly make decisions and accept responsibility under pressure
• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
• Professionalism, leadership skills and organizational integrity
• Environmental awareness
• Good physical strength and agility
• Advanced technical and professional police knowledge, including knowledge of federal, state, local, and University laws, rules, regulations, procedures and processes; law enforcement information systems; incident management systems; investigative principles and procedures; court decisions that relate to policing; criminal laws and procedures; and on-going interrelated knowledge in the areas of firearms, first aid, CPR hazardous materials, chemical weapons, etc.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
• Outstanding customer service skills.
• Attention to detail
• Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Conditions of Employment:
• The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Must have no felony convictions or domestic violence history.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and have acquired no more than seven points in the last year and/or no more than 12 points within the last two years; no alcohol related traffic offenses in the last three years; and no repeat alcohol offenses.
• Must be able to speak and comprehend English fluently.
• Must be willing and able to work rotating and/or straight shifts, weekends, and holidays; stay over late or come in early to cover shifts; and provide off-hour contact information to be accessible during non-work hours in case of emergencies or to cover unscheduled staffing shortages.
• Persons in this position must remain in such physical condition that they can successfully complete required job performance testing.
• Applicants will be required to pass a Police Department Background Check which may include one or all of the following: Personnel History Questionnaire, Integrity Interview, Polygraph Examination, Fingerprint Check, Drug Screen, Credit/Civil Check, Criminal History and Driving Infractions Check, Reference Checks, and Post-Conditional Offer Pre-Placement Physical and Psychological Examination.
• This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures
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