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Police Officer, UNK Police

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Description
Police Officer, UNK Police, 56514
Job Description or Duties: The University of Nebraska at Kearney Police Department (UNKPD) is a professional law enforcement agency, manned with State of Nebraska Certified Police Officers sworn and empowered through the State of Nebraska. UNK Police Officers patrol campus, respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, enforce laws (including traffic), conduct criminal investigations, and carry out other law enforcement related activities. Enforce all state laws, city code and UNK Regulations. Respond to criminal, civil and medical incidents. Complete investigations on each incident arresting suspects when needed and completing the necessary paperwork. Respond to and investigate traffic accidents completing necessary paperwork. Enforcing Nebraska motor vehicle laws, issue citations or warnings and completing necessary reports. Patrol campus to provide safety and security to all those on the UNK campus. Complete building checks which include making sure all doors are secure and individuals in the buildings are authorized to be there. Provide security at events held on the UNK campus. Respond to fire alarms, burglar alarms and send alert notifications per policy. Enforce all UNK parking regulations. Provide safety programs to students, faculty and staff. Lock/Unlock buildings. Admit authorized personnel into buildings when necessary. Maintenance of the Police and Parking Services vehicles. Assist other law enforcement agencies and any other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must be Nebraska Law Enforcement certified or able to obtain Nebraska Certification through reciprocity. Please see for admission requirements.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer applicants who are already Nebraska Law Enforcement certified.
HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins August 7, 2018. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Ricci Fast,, (308) 865-8911. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522
SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environmentThe University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator.
For a copy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Police and Parking Services or visit the website:
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