St Edwards University
  • Office of Campus Safety - University Police
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Police Officer

Perform responsibilities as a Police Officer for St. Edward's University. Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities, consistent with the university mission, vision, and operating principles.


  • Represent the university in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Pro-actively patrol while protecting the property of St. Edward's University to prevent crime, maintain the peace, and investigate criminal activities that may occur.
  • Respond to emergency & non-emergency radio calls and investigate violations of the law and university policies & regulations.
  • Enforce all applicable laws and university regulations.
  • Conduct follow up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift.
  • Prepare cases for presentation in court and testify as a witness when called.
  • Give directions, information and reasonable aid to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Open and Close facilities as required
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Valid Police Officer License issued by TCOLE.
  • Be 21 years or older at time of employment
  • Possess a valid Texas Class C Driver's License, and have a good driving record (in compliance with university insurance carrier).
  • No convictions of a class B or higher misdemeanor or its equivalent
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; skill in operating computer systems
  • Not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.
  • Be of good moral character, having temperate and industrious habits; be able to learn the applicable laws, policies, and departmental rules and regulations;
  • Be able to follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Be able to work flexible hours, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be in good health with the ability to pass a Physical Agility Test.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to complete required Field Training Program.
  • Successful candidate must complete an education and/or criminal background check.


  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking), Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Access).
  • Prior University or College Law Enforcement Experience
  • One year (30 / + hours) of credit from an accredited college or university

Special Conditions
This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Must be able to work 24/7/365 on any assigned shift with varying days off. This position is considered "Mission Critical." In order to meet the needs of the University and of the department, shifts are subject to change on short notice and University Police Officers must be available for recall to the university in emergency situations, such as man-made or natural disasters. The department is organized along a standard law enforcement model: Police Officers must wear a uniform on duty; are subject to inspection and a formal chain of command.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

Application Process
The selection process is comprised of multiple steps in which a series of tests, examinations, and background investigations are administered. A rigorous and challenging selection process will identify individuals best qualified for employment with the department.

  • Step 1 ' Application for employment on
  • Step 2 ' Tests
    • Physical fitness test (Police Officers only)
    • Written examination (Police Officers and Telecommunication Operator applicants)
      • Firearm qualification (Police Officers Only)
  • Step 3 ' Turn in Personal History Statement
  • Step 4 ' Background Investigation
  • Step 5 ' Oral Interview Board
  • Step 6 ' Chief's Interview
  • Step 7 ' Medical Test *
    • Medical Exam
    • Audio screening
    • Vision examination
  • Step 8 ' Psychological exam *
    Step 9 ' Drug screen *
    Step 10 ' Job Offer

* indicates order may be changed due to scheduling

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J202013
Posted: 6/30/20
Available: Immediately

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