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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387F
Category: Protective Services


Perform general duty police work and lead other police officers.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class perform patrol duties of the police officer and are responsible for regularly directing police officers when serving as the senior officer on duty or when otherwise required. Incumbents are required to obtain certification or complete a basic law enforcement course as approved by the Washington Law Enforcement Officer's Training Commission. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under regulations of the State.

Typical Work

Direct a shift of police officers when the senior officer is off duty or when otherwise directed;

Write reports covering activity of squad or shift assigned; review and correct reports of subordinate officers;

Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot or by vehicle to maintain security;

Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, fire, property damage, or other irregularities;

Direct and regulate traffic; investigate accidents or crimes; administer first aid; issue citations for violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court; present evidence and testify against persons accused of crime;

Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm systems; prepare, type, and distribute reports;

Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity;

Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest, and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses;

Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation or equivalent; twenty-one years of age; possession of a valid driver's license; no previous felony convictions. U.S. citizenship may be required; and two years of police or campus security experience which has included six (6) months of experience as a campus police officer. College level training in a police science related field or law enforcement may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to one and one-half years of the required experience.

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

Examination Requirements:

• The examination (including written, E & T, and oral components) will consist of a scored examination of the applicant's experience involving public contact, ability to drive safely, ability to follow written and oral instructions, training, physical and personal qualifications related to the ability to perform the duties of a Campus Police Officer and supervisory duties. An oral examination may be used to determine supervisory qualifications and detailed knowledge of departmental procedures.

Class Specification History

New Class: 7-19-74
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 2625) effective July 1, 2007