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Campus Police Officer

Johns Hopkins University
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
May 09, 2024

Johns Hopkins Public Safety is seeking a Campus Police Officer. The Campus Police Officer provides security services to the Homewood Campus and off-campus facilities and activities. They shall act as a first responder to mitigate any high-risk incident or event that impacts their assigned post. This position is for the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift.

Position involves shift work and rotating days off. Work will be supervised on a daily basis by the on-duty Campus Safety and Security Shift Commander.

NOTE -This position is a non-sworn, unarmed position within the current security organization.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, Segway Human Transporters, T-3 Patrol Vehicles or any other vehicles assigned for patrolling. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service and take action as appropriate to support the on-duty shift as needed.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations and collaboratively work with the on-duty shift; maintain confidentiality while writing clear, concise and accurate reports.
  • Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Provide uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property.
  • Offer proactive support of student and staff initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with various University administrators in the preliminary and follow-up investigation of complaints.
  • Report criminal offenses and disruptions; enforcing University policies and regulations, State laws and Baltimore City Ordinances.
  • Write reports and maintain records.
  • Provide escorts and other general services as needed to support the on-duty shift.
  • Work flexible shifts and any day of the week that includes holidays or weekends to assist with operational and special event assignments.
  • Use various computers and other equipment as a routine function of this position. Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins University as may be necessary.
  • Provide security for the University's on-and off-campus property, facilities, activities.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must be willing to work in a collaborative manner with university mental health professionals in stressful situations involving University personnel.
  • Must be ready, willing, and able to respond and take action to mitigate any high-risk incident or event that presents a danger to the University community.
  • Must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holiday, and overtime shifts. This may include schedule changes as needed to meet safety and security requirement of the University. Overtime may be MANDATORY.
  • Must be able to interact with the general public, students, staff and faculty in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be able to properly and professionally analyze and react to stressful and hostile situations.
  • Must also be able to work independently in absence of a supervisor, be able to make observations and write clear, concise, accurate reports containing acceptable content with proper grammar and punctuation, reflecting these observations.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand verbal and written direction, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, which includes stressful situations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to effectively deal with university students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Must be able to be trained and certified to carry and operate any weapons or devices when appropriate (OC Spray, collapsible baton, handcuffs etc.) assigned to enable the officer(s) to mitigate a threatening incident or event on the University's on and off campus properties and facilities.
  • Must be able to become certified to operate Segway's, T-3's, Bicycles, or any other equipment assigned in order to assist in performing their essential job functions.
  • Must be able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, office equipment, radio, telephone.
  • Should be proficient in using multiple computer software programs designed to prepare reports and other documents relative to the position (i.e. MicroSoft Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • A Campus Police Officer must be able to become certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section 3-307.
  • Application for a special police officer commission will be made after hire and during the initial training period.
  • The University will cover any expenses related to the application for the commission and permit.
  • Denial by the Maryland State Police of a commission or permit, or subsequent revocation of those privileges, may result in dismissal.
  • Must meet Maryland State Police requirements and investigation for a Special Police Commission and have exemplary background and integrity.
  • Must be in possession of a valid state motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Must pass a university criminal background investigation; have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).

Physical Requirements

  • Successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes a drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements.
  • Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, lift.
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, Segways, T-3 Vehicles, bicycles, baton, pepper spray, office equipment, radio, telephone, computers with current word processing and other applicable software, etc.
  • Pursue offenders, restrain or apprehend aggressive individuals and make arrests when necessary.
  • Run moderate distances and/or go up and /or down flights of steps; read, interpret, and understand University policies and procedures.
  • Withstand exposure to inclement weather.
  • Must be able to qualify and maintain certification and proficiency with all defensive weapons and issued equipment.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years' work experience preferably in Security.
  • Must be in possession of a valid state motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Five (5) years related law enforcement or prior military experience preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Classified Title: Campus Police Officer
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE
Starting Salary Range: $18.00 - $33.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 8 hours day / Rotating Shift
Exempt Status:Non-Exempt
Location:Homewood Campus
Department name: Campus and Community Patrol
Personnel area: University Administration

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