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Police Officer

Apply now Job no: 502901
Work type: Nonexempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Police/ Public Safety

To patrol assigned campus areas on foot, in patrol car, or on bicycle to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators. Provide the University community with a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and learn. To ensure the security of all Campus buildings and residential housing. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

Position Number: S79560 & S72250

This position is a Grade: 9 - 40 with an approximate salary range of $54,390-$66,190 and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications

Lehigh University offers a comprehensive and family friendly benefits package which includes but is not limited to Health Care, Retirement and Educational benefits. Information can be found on our website

1. Provides routine safety, security and enforcement services to the campus.

•Responds to campus emergencies (e.g., accidents, behavioral, criminal, fire, medical, etc.) as needed.
•Maintains visibility/accessibility. Generates own work by activity while on duty.
•Patrols campus grounds by vehicle, foot or other means. Completes daily assignments without supervision.
•Checks and secures buildings.
•Responds to alarms.
•Assures buildings are cleared for fire alarms.
•Directs or reroutes traffic around incidents or disruptions.
•Warns and/or arrests violators.
•Disperses unruly crowds at public gatherings.
•Issues tickets for traffic/vehicular/parking violations.
•Maintains annual proficiency with firearms training and defensive tactics.

2. Investigate crimes, accidents, and/or other incidents

•Investigates accident scene to obtain clues and gather evidence, questions suspects, witnesses and/or victims.
•Prepares incident reports/criminal complaints.
•Arrests or assists in arrest of criminal and/or suspect.
•Prepares assigned cases for court and testifies as necessary.
•Interacts with outside agencies such as the District Attorney's office or contracted services.

3. Emergency Response

•First responder for all types of campus emergencies: accidents, behavioral, criminal, fire, medical, etc.
•Provides urgent and necessary patient information to responders.
•Directs individuals to and from scene including campus responders, ambulance, fire department, personnel, etc.

4. Crime Prevention and Community Outreach

•Participates in crime prevention activities and initiatives for students and/or other campus constituents.
•Makes community contacts while on duty. Establishes rapport with students, faculty, staff and visitors.
•May act as Department Instructor for various topics.
•Regularly makes contact with Lehigh community members.
•Provides assistance services to campus constituents - e.g., building lockouts, jump starts, keys locked in vehicles, etc.

5. Paperwork/Administration

•Responsible for ensuring that all reports and incidents are recorded properly and professionally for each incident in a timely manner during the shift/same day of incident.
•Documents Police activities and issues - i.e., writes/files daily activity reports, maintains daily log sheet, and writes incident/accident reports.
•Makes bank deposits or provide transportation (for bank deposits) for University departments.

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist  

This position works with minors

This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community


•High school diploma or GED is required

•0-1 years of related work experience

•ACT 120 Certification is required

•Maintains NIMS certification

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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