Apply for the Police Officer at Washtenaw Community College

Are you committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others by delivering exceptional educational programs and services? Washtenaw Community College (WCC), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of America’s top college cities, is hiring two Police Officers. As a mission-driven organization focused on student success that offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits program, WCC offers their employees a generous retirement savings plan, affordable and comprehensive health, wellness, and dental insurance, significant paid time off for vacation, personal and sick time and free tuition reimbursement for employees and eligible dependents. Check out more of our Total Rewards here.

These positions are within the WCC Public Safety Department, which creates a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Law Enforcement/Campus Resource Officer must meet Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification. This position works to educate the campus community regarding safety and security, minimize risk for the college and enforce all college policies and procedures and enforcement of the laws of the State of Michigan. These responsibilities are performed ethically and consistently with the college’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity, equality, and inclusion. In general, campus police officers will be scheduled to work 8-hour shifts, day or afternoon, during Monday – Saturday. Officers will not work midnights or holidays with limited weekends. Additional hours may be scheduled during peak times or as required, subject to 24-hour on-call for emergencies. Duties are performed in an office environment, in college buildings, and in the field. In the field, the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions.

Current Washtenaw Community College Employees’ Salary is determined by BOT Policy 5005***An Administrative Group employee whose job has been reclassified or who is promoted to a new position shall have his/her salary set at the new salary range minimum or at 10% above the current salary, whichever is greater. Starting rate/salary is determined based on the education and work history listed on the application, but at a minimum will be $27.00/hour. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish a culture on campus where the public safety department is part of the community and works closely with community members to provide for the safety and security of the students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
    • Provide campus patrols through foot patrol and motor vehicle operation (where applicable).
    • Perform escorts for students and employees to their cars and/or from building to building. Provide security for dignitaries and other visitors to the College.
    • Investigate and file remedial reports of security and safety concerns involving building structures, yards, and parking lots on campus.
    • Maintain and utilize applicable security systems such as but not limited to card access systems, CCTV, key control, and radio communications as assigned.
    • Provide medical services such as first aid, CPR, and AED as needed and as trained.
    • Enforce college rules and regulations on campus, which include conducting investigations and completing/filing necessary documentation.
    • Maintain building security by locking and unlocking College buildings and disarming and arming security alarms according to scheduled times.
    • Coordinate with non-sworn public safety staff.
    • Regulation and monitoring of parking conditions. Assisting students and employees locked out of their vehicles/classrooms and assisting with jump starts.
    • Report fire and safety hazards on campus.
    • Provide lost and found property services.
    • Develop a basic understanding of the operation of building mechanical systems to facilitate communication and problem reporting to the Facilities department, write up and route repair requisitions as needed.
    • Provide GREAT customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers.
    • Demonstrate and promote the college values.
    • Broad knowledge of college policies and procedures, including specialized knowledge of faculty, staff, and student issues.
    • Supervise and review the performance of subordinate personnel and see that the work assignment has been carried out properly and efficiently in compliance with department procedures.
    • Regular attendance on campus is required for this position.
    • Other duties as assigned.

General Qualifications

  • Associate degree required, OR equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening, and psychological and physical examination.
  • Possess a valid Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) police certification or have met the requirements of MCOLES certification upon hire.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a law enforcement officer OR experience working in a college/university as a non-sworn public safety officer for a minimum of ten (10) years and be certifiable upon hire by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in police department operations should include investigations, patrol, community policing, evidence collection, leadership, and modern-day policing principles.
  • Must maintain an acceptable driving record as required by the college insurer.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a school environment, training as a school resource officer, and certification through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).
  • Certification in defensive tactics and medical services such as first aid, CPR, and AED.

Apply to become a Police Officer at WCC

Interested applicants must complete an application online with a resume, cover letter, and transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2023.

For More Information about the Positions

Please direct all questions and comments to John Leacher, Chief of Campus Public Safety & Emergency Management. He can be reached via email or by telephone at (734) 677-5059. Washtenaw Community College (WCC) seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve our diverse community and to build on the success of our students, faculty, and staff; committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Washtenaw Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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