University Police

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

At Penn Public Safety, our mission is to enhance the quality of life, safety and security of our community. We strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence and respect of our community. This website provides an overview of some of the many services we offer to those living, working and visiting Penn’s campus.

University of Pennsylvania police officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order, and responding to calls for service.

Mediates domestic and other disputes for the purpose of preserving peace and preventing crime; identifies pre-delinquent and delinquent acts by children and youths by effective disposition of juvenile offenders. Interacts with various segments and individuals in the community to explain the functions of the Department and its responsibilities in the administration of justice. Attends public gatherings and protects the rights of the people to assemble peacefully as described in the Guidelines on Open Expression. Provides police and customer services, which include enforcing laws and regulations, counseling, first aid and general assistance as required. Utilizes proactive policing techniques to prevent criminal activity and to enhance the quality of life for the community. Regulates vehicular and pedestrian traffic to expedite its flow. Enforces Federal, State , City and University laws, ordinances and regulations through patrol investigations, inspections and through the apprehension and prosecution of violators. Investigates traffic accidents in order to compile and disseminate information essential to the needs of the interested parties, and for accident prevention and education of the public. Investigates criminal offenses and takes necessary steps to identify, arrest, and testify in the criminal justice proceedings. Prepares reports and maintains records essential to the effective operation and management of the Department. Perform other duties as assigned.

A high school diploma or GED and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Candidates for this position must possess Act 120 certification (must be a graduate of a Pennsylvania municipal police academy or a graduate of an out-of-state police academy program recognized by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission). Further, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully pass a criminal background check. Must sign a confidentiality statement. Committed to serving the interest of the University of Pennsylvania community and the strategic goals of the Division of Public Safety.

This position is classified as essential personnel (24 hours/7 days), which may require weekend assignments and holiday assignments.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.