Law Enforcement Officer Position

Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer

 

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Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on March 01, 2024
PST Partner Agency since December 04, 2023

Vacancies: 2

Testing Deadline: March 17, 2024.

Important Information

EWU Police officers are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism to serve the Eastern Washington University community. The EWU Police department has 15 full time, commissioned officers patrolling the university campus and its adjacent property. EWUPD is always looking for the best and brightest who are willing to answer the call to serve to join our amazing team.

The mission of the Eastern Washington University Police Department is to continuously earn the public's trust by providing positive, courteous and competent police services to the EWU community we serve.

Integral to our commitment to community policing, we strive to build collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the community we serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

Entry Level Candidates: In addition to testing with PST, you must also complete an online application here: Campus Police Officer Application

Lateral Candidates: Please apply directly with EWU PD here: Campus Police Officer Application

Community Information

Our police department has 15 commissioned police officers who patrol and protect our campus community 24 hours a day, year-round. Our department’s primary jurisdiction is the 325-acre campus, which includes a population of over 12,300 students and 1,200 faculty/staff members. Community oriented policing is at the heart of our success here in Eagle Country. Our department is committed to building relationships with community members while providing the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe.

Department Information

The EWU Police Department is a fully commissioned Police Department that resides within a campus community. We are located in Cheney, WA which sits approximately 16 miles west of the bustling city of Spokane WA. Our police department has 15 commissioned police officers who patrol and protect our campus community 24 hours a day, year-round. Our department’s primary jurisdiction is the 325-acre campus, which includes a population of over 12,300 students and 1,200 faculty/staff members. Community-oriented policing is at the heart of our success here in Eagle Country. Our department is committed to building relationships with community members while providing the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe.

On a typical shift, our officers engage in a wide variety of activities, such as:

  • Responding to, investigating and solving crimes;
  • Patrolling the streets, residence halls, administrative buildings and grounds of our campus;
  • Providing safety and security at sporting events and other special events;
  • Assisting our campus community with battery jumps, safety escorts, vehicle and door unlocks;
  • Providing backup to neighboring agencies; and
  • Connecting our vulnerable community members with resources and services.

Officers who wear our uniform take an oath to honestly and faithfully serve and protect our campus and community. Our officers take this job to heart, and it requires top-notch training and education. Our officers participate in an average of 54 hours of training per year, which enables them to stay up-to-date on various law enforcement topics and changing technology, prepares them for split-second decisions, allows them to effectively serve and protect the public, as well as advance their careers and enabling growth in the department.

Job Description

Classification Title: Campus Police Officer

· Classification Code: 387E

· FLSA: Non-Exempt

· RCW Exemption Criteria: No Response

· Position Type: Classified

· Bargaining Unit

· Salary / Wage Range: 51

· Application Types Accepted:

Position Details

Position Description Information

· Working Title: Campus Police Officer

· EWU Position Number: C99466

· CUPA Code: No Match

· Job Summary/Essential Functions:

· Inspire Awesome with Eastern Washington University. We are currently seeking applications for Campus Police Officer.

· This position will perform general duty police work to protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, and prevent and investigate crime.

· On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

· EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

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Conditions of Employment

· Applicants will be required to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Fitness Test and participate in anoral board interview as a part of the recruitment process. Applicants will be notified of the dates/times for these components of the process. The fitness test consists of a 300 meter run (to be completed in no more than 71.0 seconds), pushups (minimum of 21/maximum of 35), sit ups (minimum of 30/maximum of 38) and a mile and a half run (to be completed in no more than 14.31 minutes). Human Resources will contact applicants for the next available Fitness Test.

· The selected candidate will be required to work rotating shifts and attend any required training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy. The successful candidate will be required to pass both a psychological and polygraph test prior to entrance into the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check and pre-placement physical prior to beginning work. This is an Agency Shop position.

· For a full description of the conditions of employment for this position, please contact Kim Davis at (509)359-6904.

· Pre-Placement Physical Yes

· Hearing Test Yes

· Medical Monitoring Post Hire No

· Protective Equipment Eye & hearing protection; protective gloves, leather boots, ballistic vest

· Required Degree:

· Degree required by: No Response

· Required Discipline(s) for Degree:

· Minimum Qualifications:

o High school graduation or GED; At least twenty-one years of age;

o Possession of a valid driver's license; No previous felony convictions;

o AND two years of full-time college in Police Science or allied field; OR one year of police or campus security.

o Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

o Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

· Preferred Qualifications:

o Current commissioned police officer OR

o Has completed Criminal Justice Training Commission reserve police officer academy and has been employed for the last two years as a police officer.

· County: Spokane

· Work Schedule Type: Other

· Work Schedule: 7K- 6-month rotation of 10 hour 40 minutes shifts per day

· % Full Time: 100

· Term of Appointment: 12 months

Area Information

County: Cheney
Population: Enrollment - 10,746
# of Staff: 15 Commissioned

Hiring Status

Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer has 2 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 17, 2024.

We are currently looking to fill 4 vacancies with our agency asap.

Salary Information

$68,412 - $92,004

Benefit Information

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and a LEOFF2 retirement plan. Additionally, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees & families, discounted staff rates for accessing the fitness center, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally Eligible to Work in the US
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement Two years of full-time college; OR one year of Police or Campus Security Experience; OR equivalent education/experience. 
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification No
Prior Experience Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Current Hiring Status
Body Decorations Yes
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential 2 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 year(s).
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Unlawful sexual misconduct.

Contact Information

Eastern Washington University Police Department - Police Officer

609 W 7th Street
Cheney, WA 99004 Cheney County
5093596012

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required