This recruitment may be used to fill more than one opening. Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Safeguarding the academic community with P.R.I.D.E.
Lateral-specific hiring at the University of Washington could land you one of the best police officer jobs in the Northwest. Think about it. Are you tired of running from call to call with no time to practice community policing? No consistent back-up? Concerned with your city or county budget?
All qualified LATERAL candidates are invited to participate in the streamlined selection process, designed for the experienced officer.
The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) is committed to working with the community in resolving problems through community policing practices and keeping the community educated as to safe practices to protect yourself and your property. Our community stays involved by taking responsibility in reporting crimes, suspicious activities, and practicing crime prevention techniques. Situated on a beautiful campus, the UW police force, security personnel and the involvement of the community create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The University of Washington Police Department is housed in a new, state-of-the-art police facility that was completed in June 2016. We are looking for some dedicated professionals with police experience to join our ranks. We have so much to offer including a pleasant atmosphere policing a student population, specialty positions, working Pac-12 sporting events, lucrative overtime assignments and an opportunity to practice the community policing and service expected from our nationally accredited police department. We are committed to officer training, a high officer-to-area ratio and innovative policing strategies.
OUR MISSION The University of Washington Police Department actively collaborates with our community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving and enforcement. We use innovative practices, continuing training and partnerships to provide professional public safety services, thereby reducing crime and the fear of crime. In doing so, we foster and maintain an environment that supports the well-being of our students, staff, faculty and visitors.
OUR VISION The University of Washington Police Department aspires to be a world leader in innovative campus public safety practices. Our commitment to excellence supports the campus community's pursuit of academic and research goals in an environment free of crime and the fear of crime.
OUR VALUES The University of Washington Police Department is a team of full-time and part-time commissioned, civilian & volunteer personnel dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the University of Washington campus. We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior, and we conduct ourselves with P.R.I.D.E. in all we do.
As part of the University of Washington community, UWPD provides law enforcement services to the largest college population and sports stadium in the State of Washington. We also provide security to visitors including dignitaries and other invited guests, contributing a vital role in the safety, security, and success of the University of Washington. The University of Washington Police Department has the exclusive responsibility to provide law enforcement services for the main campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. UWPD responds to public calls for service within a very diverse community as well as provide preventive patrol of the campus and nearby areas, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, and University regulations. Police Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations, make arrests, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. Officers also provide for the safety and security of persons and property at university events and attend community meetings. Officers have the opportunity to participate in a number of lateral assignments such as bicycle patrol, field training officer, detectives and crime prevention. UWPD Officers exercise police authority on surrounding city streets as agreed to under a memorandum of understanding with the Seattle Police Department and through provision of the Washington Mutual Aid Peace Officers Powers Act (RCW 10.93.070).
All qualified LATERAL candidates are invited to participate in the streamlined selection process designed for the experienced officer:
A streamlined hiring process that treats you as an experienced officer includes: -Resume and basic UW on-line application -Half-day interview (includes ride-along, oral board and writing skills) -Conditional Offer -Polygraph Examination -Background investigation -Psychological Examination -Medical examination (to include drug screen) -Official Offer of Employment
Once Hired: -A Field Training Orientation program designed specifically to assist you in transitioning to the UWPD -A one year probationary period -Applicants who are required to participate in the equivalency academy for the purpose of becoming a certified peace officer must attend the first available session of the equivalency academy as a condition of employment.
The Department serves a daily population of more than 75,000 people by utilizing a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving approach to law enforcement. Our community is very diverse and includes faculty, staff, students, visitors and patients. UWPD has 80+ full-time employees including 47 commissioned officers of various ranks, Police Dispatchers, and administrative support staff. The Department operates an Enhanced 911 Communications Center.
UWPD is proud to be internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Initially accredited in 2005, the agency has maintained compliance with required international standards/best practices, and has achieved reaccredited status in 2008, 2011, 2014 and in 2017.
DUTIES The University Police department has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the Seattle campus of the University of Washington, 24 hours a day. Police Officers at the University of Washington respond to public calls for service within a very diverse community, providing law enforcement patrol of the campus and nearby areas, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, and University regulations. Police Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations, make arrests, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. Officers also provide for the safety and security of persons and property at University events and attend community meetings.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statutes, and ordinances;
Inspect buildings and grounds for trespassers, 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 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
UW Police Officers have unique opportunities to work in specialized units and assignments. These units and assignments include:
Community Outreach Unit;
Field Training Officers;
Plain clothes details;
Explosives Detection K-9 Unit;
Dignitary Protection assignments;
Police Officers work a variety of shifts depending on their assignment. These shifts may include traditional 5x8s or 4x10s, with some weekend work required.
Salary is commensurate with an applicant's relevant experience;
Uniforms, equipment and dry cleaning provided;
Twelve paid holidays per year;
Employees earn sick leave at the rate of eight hours per month. No limit is placed on accrual of sick leave. Upon retirement, employees are paid for 25% of their unused accrued sick leave;
Paid vacation accrues at 8 hours per month. The accrual rate increases over time to a maximum of 15.33 hours per month;
Retirement age 53; retirement benefit = 2% for each year of service;
Choice of 5 medical and 3 dental plans to cover employees and eligible dependents;
Employer-paid life insurance with employee-paid options to increase the level of coverage;
Employer-paid vision care plan;
Optional long- and short-term disability programs;
Voluntary enrollment in University-sponsored investment funds;
Partial tuition exemption program.
Choice of local credit unions;
Hometown Home Loan program (home buying plan);
Use of recreational sports facilities at staff rate;
Numerous special event overtime opportunities;
Specialty pay incentives for Field Training Officers.
Be at least twenty-one years of age at time of hire;
U.S. citizenship at time of examination;
High school graduation or equivalent;
No felony convictions;
No convictions for child abuse;
No convictions for domestic violence;
Possess a valid Washington State driver's license (by date of hire);
At least two years of full-time college credits (90 credit hours if quarter system or 60 credit hours if semester system) in police science or allied field.
Active status as a commissioned police officer with at least one year of experience or completion of academy.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
**Lateral candidates must have successfully completed a State Law Enforcement Academy, been employed continuously for two years and have current certification as a Police Officer. Federal law enforcement officers/agents, corrections officers, jailers, game wardens, military police officers, special or reserve officers/deputies, or any other such positions which fall outside the above guidelines do NOT qualify for Lateral positions. For current Officers with less than two years of experience, please apply to Campus Police Officer: ENTRY positions when available.
Fluency in other languages (such as Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Russian)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Condition of Employment
Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and their services and facilities are available at all times. Must be flexible for scheduling.
EZ-Hire Program We are committed to Lateral Officer Hiring and we are committed to you.
-No immediate out-of-pocket testing expenses -No gathering in a room for a written test -No physical test required if you are a current law enforcement officer
We are serious about you becoming a Husky. Consider joining our CALEA accredited agency today.
A satisfactory completion of criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR LATERAL APPLICANTS
Application Deadline: May 11, 2017. Oral Boards: May/June
Please note: It may take 2 to 4 months to successfully complete all phases of the selection process from Oral Boards to Official Offer of Employment.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.