The University Police Department is NOT the University Parking Office. For information about parking or parking tickets on campus, visit the University Parking Office web page.
We are a full-service law enforcement agency with officers commissioned through the Louisiana Department of Public safety and Corrections. All of our officers are certified according to the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council’s requirements within the first year of employment.
We offer job experience in a learning environment.Our Field Training Officer Program orients new officers to police work and gives them a chance to experience "street work" in a learning environment prior to expectations of solo action.
We offer professional educational and training opportunities. Employees at Southeastern Louisiana University can qualify for a University Program through which they may attend job-related college credit courses during work hours and at a greatly reduced cost. In some cases, tuition fees may be entirely waived. Also, our officers, after completion of the POST Academy, attend specialized training courses including Sexual Assault Investigations, Interview and Interrogation, Crime Scene Investigations and Evidence Handling, Advanced Firearms and Firearms Instructor Schools, Hostage and Crisis Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Alcohol and Drug Identification and Enforcement. These are the same classes attended by officers and administrators from other agencies, creating networking opportunities and allowing a new officer to establish himself/herself
in the law enforcement community.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide a full range of police services by enforcing state, federal, and local laws and campus regulations through active foot patrols and mobile patrols (including bicycle patrols).
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
- Protect lives and property through active foot, bicycle, and motor vehicle patrols, enforcing laws, and investigating crimes.
- Provide first aid and emergency services.
- Investigate accidents, enforce parking and traffic regulations, and campus regulations.
- Conduct crime prevention and security programs, guard service, and directing traffic.
- Maintain logs of radio, telephone, and teletype activities and monitor alarm systems and other police radio frequencies.
- Operate police network computers and dispatch police officers in response to calls.
- Complete Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academyin order to receive commission. The POST Academy has entrance and exit requirements for physical fitness. It is recommended that applicants have a level of fitness sufficient to meet these requirements.
- Qualify twice annually with firearm. Police officers carry firearms and may be required to exercise responsible discretion in deadly force situations during the course of their duties. It is recommended that applicants be mentally prepared and resolved to shoulder this serious responsibility.
- May be assigned to the 6:00 AM 6:00 PM, or 6:00 PM 6:00 AM patrol shift. Uniform patrol officers work on designated, 12-hour shifts. Officers working on twelve hour shifts follow a two-week shift schedule. Applicants should be prepared to work weekends and holidays falling during their scheduled work shift. Officers working 6 to 6 shifts may be required to rotate between days and nights and/or change shift assignments as necessary for the Department's operations.
- We also have full-time officers stationed at our Baton Rouge Nursing Center, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and St. Tammany Center in Abita Springs. The positions at the Baton Rouge Nursing Center, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, and St. Tammany Center work a felxible schedule,40 hours per week, during the times of day classes are held.
- One year of experience in law enforcement work (you may substitute 30 college semester hours for one year of experience).
- Active State Civil Service score of at least 85% on the LEAPS - 1 year exam is required.
- Applicants must possess a valid LA Driver's License and must be able to be certified by the Southeastern Defensive Driving Course.
Examples of experience accepted as law enforcement are police officers commissioned with the power or arrest, military police, and deputy sheriffs.
Examples of experience not accepted as law enforcement are correctional officers and private security guards.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must have reached eighteenth birthday at time of application.
- An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
Starting pay is $15.00 per hour, or $2,600.00 a month for Police Officer 2.
Southeastern Louisiana University is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/AAP Employer. Southeasternrecruits, selects, employs and promotes without regard to race, sex, creed, disability, or national origin.
For more information or to apply for a position, contact the SoutheasternHuman Resource Office at 985-549-2056. The Job Order Number must be included on all applications for classified positions and applications must reach the Human Resource Office by 4:30 p.m. of the closing date. Applications of candidates not selected for employment will not be returned to the applicant. Under Louisiana law, applications and supporting materials will become public record. Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations regarding sight, accessibility or application material/ procedures should contact the Human Resource Office for special assistance during regular University business hours.
All new employees of Southeastern may be subject to Drug Testing.
SoutheasternHuman Resources 24 Hour Job Line: 985-549-5065
Hammond, LA 70402