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Police Officer

Company: University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Police Officer

Functional Title


University Police

Salary Range

$64,000 - $75,000, depending on qualifications

Pay Basis


Position Status

Regular full-time



Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Open Date


Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


Desired Start Date

Job Summary

To enforce the law; provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require; prevent crime; suppress disturbances; investigate criminal offenses; and arrest offenders.
Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has a real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties. Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures. Other job duties as assigned.

Physical demands: Must be able to perform extensive standing, driving, walking, climbing; to lift up to 50lbs. regularly. Must be able to push/pull, stoop, kneel, grasping ,talking, hearing, eye/hand/foot coordination.

Working Condition: Exposure to weather, campus environment, as well as general office setting.

Minimum Education and Experience

High School diploma or GED, successful completion of a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) approved Basic Peace Officer Course, and attainment of TCOLE certification. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communications equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment. Requires good physical condition and vision, the ability to hear and speak. Must be able to operate computer keyboard frequently; drive, walk, run, stoop, climb, crouch, push, jump-over, pull, carry, reach above head, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasp and hold. Ability to lift/carry/lower, push and pull frequently 10-50 lbs and occasionally more than 50 lbs.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bi-lingual preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful processes. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons. Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities. Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confer with prosecuting attorneys, preserves, evidence and maintain confidential information. Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.

Physical Activities

Working Conditions

Additional Information

Qualified applicants will need to complete a physical agility course. As candidates are accepted, test information will be sent via e-mail. A valid form of identification must be presented on testing day.

This position also requires an extensive criminal background check that can take several weeks to complete. Additional information regarding the University of Texas at Dallas Police Department can be viewed at

What we have to Offer:
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Tuition Benefits

  • Medical insurance - including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Long and short-term disability

  • Retirement Plan Options

  • Paid time off

  • Paid Holidays

    About UT Dallas

    The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged to their pursuit of excellence.

    Special Instructions Summary

    Once the employment application is received, candidates will receive a Physical Agility Assumption of Risk Waiver via email. This form MUST be submitted at the time of testing or the applicant will be disqualified. This form will be sent to the e-mail noted on the application. On the test day, candidates must bring a valid form of identification. Candidates are encouraged to wear work-out clothing.

    Physical Agility Test location and information will be sent to the email address noted on the application.

    Weight Lift: This event is designed to duplicate a variety of obstacles that may be encountered that would require lifting and carrying objects. The applicant, wearing a Sam Browne, holster, and inert pistol must lift a full size spare tire from the trunk of a police car, carry the spare around the car and place it back in the trunk of the car (tire cannot be rolled or rested on the ground). This event is not timed.

    Stair Climb: This event is designed to simulate pursuit or running up and down stairs, such as in a building or stadium. The applicant will run up and down two conventional flights of stairs one time, or run up and down 40 stadium steps one time. Timed event: 39 seconds maximum.

    Obstacle Course/Street Chase and Body Drag: This event is designed to duplicate a variety of obstacles that may be encountered during a pursuit or when reaching a person in danger. It is coupled with an event simulating a foot pursuit or distance running and removing an unconscious person from a place of danger or an uncooperative prisoner to a desired location. Timed event: 60 seconds total.

    Obstacle Course

    • Low hurdle - 2 foot wall

    • Solid Wall - 4 foot simulating a small fence or loading dock

    • Serpentine - simulating running through a crowd, around fixed objects, etc.

    • Broad Jump - 5 foot, simulating jumping across a ditch, etc.

    • Street chase and body drag

    • Foot chase - run 75 yards on a designated path

    • Body drag - drag 168 pound dummy 10 yards

      Important Message

      1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

      2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Keywords: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson , Police Officer, Other , Richardson, Texas

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