Campus Police Officer-TCAT Stanton (Day Shift) at TNBR Careers

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Dyersburg, Tennessee

Job Description:

The Patrol Officer (Police Officer 1) supports students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors by monitoring activity on campus for the purpose of maintaining peace and enforcing laws and supports the college by ensuring a safe educational and work environment. TCAT Stanton Campus is the home campus for this position. However, officers on occasion, may be required to perform duties and functions at other DSCC or TCAT campuses.


Performs foot and vehicle patrols of campus to preserve the peace and enforce the rules and regulations of the college, state, federal and local laws, directs and manages vehicular traffic, secures and unlocks campus areas as needed.

Responds to calls for service; investigates motor vehicle incidents, criminal offenses, and non-criminal incidents; and takes appropriate law enforcement or investigative action. Monitors and reviews security camera recordings to assist in investigations and to ensure safety for the campus community.

Conducts investigations of crimes or incidents committed or occurring on campus; seeks out and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches crime scenes; analyzes and evaluates evidence; arrests offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court and disciplinary proceedings.

Assists students, faculty, staff, and visitors as needed and otherwise protects and serves. Assists with emergency planning for the campuses. Participates in emergency management and safety training and coordination. Conducts safety equipment checks as assigned. Maintains Tennessee P.O.ST certification by attending training as necessary. Attends additional training as required and needed for the college and department.

Develops and maintains a positive and professional rapport with local emergency response agencies representing the college and department in a professional manner.

Prepares and maintains various reports and records as required.

May perform other duties as required and/or assigned.


Does not have any supervisory responsibility.

Most work is performed without direct supervision; however, this position reports directly to and receives supervision from the department Chief.



  • High school diploma.

  • Must be currently Tennessee P.O.S.T certified or left a full time Tennessee P.O.S.T certified employment within the last three years and certification status must be in good standing (Note: If P.O.S.T is not current then a physical and psychological examination is required upon acceptance).

  • Must meet or exceed the minimum standard requirements as per TCA 38-8-106.

  • Official background check is required prior to a job offer being made.

  • Knowledge of campus policies and campus jurisdictional areas.

  • Knowledge of city, county, and state laws and court proceedings.

  • Knowledge of effective methods of investigation and police/security work.

  • Ability to operate law-enforcement equipment.

  • Ability to meet institutional and local area requirements related to arrest authority and weapons use.

  • Possess a basic knowledge of computer equipment and Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Associate degree or higher in Criminal Justice Technology or related field.

  • At least two years of law enforcement experience.


  • Conducts themselves in a mature and professional manner with a positive and helpful attitude.

  • Avoids becoming insubordinate, participating in gossip and other conduct unbecoming of an officer.


  • Maintains a high level of integrity and honesty.

  • Works effectively as team member to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Shares information readily with other officers and administration and listens effectively, showing openness to new ideas

  • Treats team members with dignity and trust and shows respect for others' race, nationality, gender, age, background, perspectives, experience and style. Willingly responds to requests for assistance from team members.

  • Displays a high degree of personal effectiveness; pursues objectives with consistent determination. Willing and prepared to accept personal responsibility for actions, both positive and negative.

  • Supports changes that advance the college's mission.

  • Exercises discretion and forethought in the efficient utilization of organizational resources.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (including requirements for travel or working nights/weekends/holidays):

  • Requires frequent and significant movement by foot and patrol car.

  • Requires use of hands, eye, and finger coordination, must be able to handle and operate various types of police equipment to include firearms, taser, handcuffs, baton, operation of communication equipment and/or other job tools.

  • Must be able to complete required training, including mandatory annual P.O.S.T training.

  • Must be able to wear a ballistic vest

  • Requires occasional reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, jumping, walking, running, and crouching.

  • Must occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Requires close, distance, and peripheral vision and depth perception.

  • Requires working different shifts, some holidays, and some weekends.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.

Minimum starting salary is $34,400 annually ($17.64 per hour). With additional experience pay increases to a maximum of $41,300.

Dyersburg State offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

  • 14 paid holidays

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance

  • Retirement plans

  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans

  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

  • State Employee Discount Program with over 900 merchants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position applicant must submit an application, a resume, cover letter, and transcripts if applicable. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; but official transcripts are required upon hire. You also must provide the contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references.

Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A completed satisfactory background check will be required before hire.

Dyersburg State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

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