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  • Patrol the campus, either on foot or in a patrol vehicle, with a two-way radio
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the campus including its topography, buildings, streets, persons, organizations, and various campus groups and their relationships
  • Constant patrol of his/her assigned area to observe persons and property therein for the purpose of preventing criminal acts.  The deterrent factor is one of his/her most important functions
  • Lock/unlock and check buildings for security, particularly at night.
  • Keep a constant watch for fire, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous situations
  • Observe suspicious persons or circumstances with the aim of crime prevention and apprehension of criminals
  • Enforce federal and state laws
  • Enforce campus traffic and parking regulations
  • Make arrests in accordance with departmental arrest policy
  • Investigate violations of college policy within his/her patrol area/the patrol officer is the primary investigator for all minor complaints/major cases are referred to the Spartanburg Public Safety Department
  • Investigate all complaints within jurisdiction, both traffic and non-traffic
  • Responsible to recognize and apprehend wanted persons, wanted automobiles, and stolen property within college jurisdiction, even though the crimes may have happened in other jurisdictions
  • Give first aid to injured or sick persons; provides or arranges for necessary transportation
  • Direct traffic when necessary to relieve congestion or provide special controls
  • Escort deposits and/or deliver bank bags to bank or Business Office according to SLED procedures for premise security companies
  • Escort females upon request after dark
  • Perform special service functions as required, such as escorting heavy equipment, etc.
  • Writes a thorough report on every complaint, accident, or other significant incident
  • Other duties may involve detective work and court appearances




  • Minimum 21 years of age, High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, valid driver’s license, must qualify for firearms and legals, must pass SLED certificates and a background check.
  • Minimum of two years’ relative experience preferred.
  • Honesty and integrity, the ability to remain calm and to function efficiently in the worst imaginable circumstances, leadership, good oral and written communication skills, thorough knowledge of the criminal law and traffic regulations which he/she is charged with enforcing; basic qualifications in first-aid and CPR techniques, ability to drive motor vehicles safely in both normal and emergency situations, skill in the use of several items of police equipment including firearms, two-way radios, fingerprint equipment, cameras, etc.


DISCLAIMER:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.


We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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