School Resource/Certified Law Enforcement Officer

School Resource/Certified Law Enforcement Officer


Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: 252-536-2551

Job Location

Administrative Services / Security


$35,000.00 Annually


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Closes: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Flexible, Non-Traditional

Reports to

Chief of Campus Security

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess current certification as a Law Enforcement Office in the State of North Carolina as described in North Carolina Statutes. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age on date of hire.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, working well with others
  • Ability to utilize a customer-focused approach in performing duties
  • Ability to accurately receive information and make sound decisions
  • Ability to be self-directed and to complete work independently
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communications
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Must successfully complete drug screening and background check

Current valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills
  • Eight (8) years experience working in the field as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Experience working in a college or school environment as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Position Description

The School Resource Officer position is a full-time, salaried position.  The staff member is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities specifically related to the college environment during the academic year. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include working with and mentoring students, disseminating information, arbitrating disputes, and providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigative, and other public safety services. 

The selected candidate must have successfully completed the basic recruit training at a certified Police Academy and possess current certification from the State of North Carolina as a Law Enforcement Officer as described under North Carolina Statutes.  Reports to the Chief of Campus Security.

Performs necessary police and law enforcement services including, but not limited to:

  • Must complete required courses and certification as deemed necessary by the College.
  • Attends required annual safety training and continuing education.
  • Attends department and College meetings as appropriate.
  • Incumbent must be able to work in a collegiate environment.
  • Incumbent must establish and maintain a good working relationship with manager, co-workers, faculty, staff, students and the general public providing excellent customer service.
  • Conducts routine preventative patrol of assigned school premises and surrounding areas; maintains an open-line of communication with all members of the school community.
  • Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the school community; responds to public disturbances; maintains civil obedience at school functions.
  • Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral; settles disputes among students; attempts to resolve any and all complaints from members of the school community.
  • Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the school; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to the public concerning crime prevention and related police matters in the school environment.
  • Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the school community; enforces traffic violations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
  • Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillance's; conducts follow-up investigations.
  • Enforces regulations of the College; arrests offenders; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests. Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions.
  • Prepares written reports, forms, and other documents as required. Completes monthly reports
  • Provides support and assistance to students and employees. Takes appropriate police action in emergency situations.
  • Uses or maintains equipment, including specialized equipment, i.e. computer, fire extinguisher, etc. Communicates verbally and in writing; in person and by two-way radio and telephone, occasionally under stressful conditions.

Duties may also involve teaching about related public safety programs.

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