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Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall

Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

Fax: 307.766.5607

Email: c-comp@uwyo.edu

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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Police Officer-In-Training

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7261

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 33-3051

Pay Grade: 18

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Attend and successfully complete the required (14-weeks) Police Basic Training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy to learn appropriate procedures and regulations of professional law enforcement work and become certified as a Basic Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED and successfully completed 60 college credit hours

Experience:

None

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • 21 years of age and a United States Citizen.
  • Applicants are subject to a thorough background and reference investigation, must pass physical, psychological, and oral board examinations. Police Officer-in Training at the University of Wyoming must maintain physical fitness standards as determined by the Chief of Police in order to perform maximum physical effort when required.
  • Upon successfully completing a program of initial training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, meeting the age requirement of 21 years of age and being certified as a Basic Peace Officer, position will then be considered for reclassification to Police Officer at the University of Wyoming at the direction of the Chief of University Police.
  • If accepted as a certified Basic Peace Officer, then position must achieve Advanced Peace Officer within two years of employment with the department, and must achieve Professional Peace Officer certification within three years of employment.
  • Professional Peace Officer certification must be maintained throughout the Officer's continued employment by completing 40 hours every two years of continuing education credits approved by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Methods to determine reasonable suspicion to detain, probable cause to search and arrest, and use force as directed by supervisor.
  • Geography of the City of Laramie and the location of buildings on campus.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Learn new methods, techniques, skills, and procedures.
  • Exercise judgment in assisting with determination of reasonable suspicion to detain, probable cause to search and arrest, and use force as directed by supervisor.
  • Quickly enter and exit a vehicle; lift and drag heavy objects; climb or pull oneself over obstacles; crawl in confined spaces and balance on uneven or narrow surfaces
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views, opinions, and antagonistic environments.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents sufficient to assist in preparation of citations, affidavits, warrants, and investigative reports as directed by supervisor.
  • Acquire a knowledge of police methods, practices, procedures and techniques and apply this specific knowledge to specific regulations.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly, will all segments of the population.
  • Evaluate a situation and make decisions as to appropriate action under pressure in accordance with rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Observe and monitor people's behavior or objects to determine compliance with laws, codes and regulations, and accurately recollect details.
  • Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Pass a background and reference investigation.
  • Demonstrate physical fitness by meeting physical fitness standards as determined by Chief of Police.
  • Communicate effectively by phone, police radio system, or in person in a group or one-on-one setting.
  • Learn, understand, make inferences, interpret, and enforce federal, state, and city laws, codes and regulations.
  • Use and properly care for firearms and related police emergency equipment.
  • Pass psychological and oral board examinations.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Attend and successfully complete the required Police Basic Training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy to learn appropriate procedures and regulations of professional law enforcement work.

Become certified as a Basic Police Officer.

Working Conditions:

Classroom indoor/outdoor environments; regularly exposed to hazards associated with law enforcement.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.


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