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Western Michigan University Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: September 30, 2024

  • Responsible for safeguarding the physical well-being of persons and property in the University community.
  • Patrols the campus to provide police image and concentration of presence in specific and needed areas.
  • Investigates reports of criminal activities.
  • Locates, photographs, marks and stores evidence.
  • Apprehends perpetrators of crime, guards prisoners, assumes responsibility for the confinement, interrogation /interviewing of all parties involved in a criminal investigation and testifies in cases before various courts.
  • Provides and conducts crime prevention activities and informs and instructs the general public on ways they may protect themselves against criminal activity.
  • Checks and monitors the security of WMU buildings. Patrols buildings and checks for lapses in security, responding to alarms and taking the appropriate actions.
  • Secures buildings to prevent illegal entry or unauthorized subjects and identified/locates lost or stolen property.
  • Enforces all local and state traffic laws, monitors traffic flow, pursues, apprehends and issues citations for moving violations, investigates accidents and directs traffic when necessary.
  • Spends a portion of his/her shift enforcing University parking regulations.  

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