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Saginaw Valley State University: Police Officer Closing Date: June 10, 2024

Police Officer External Posting 
University Police Hourly rate:  $22.83 increasing to $23.23 effective July 1, 2024 (See SVSU Police Contract for details)

BENEFITS: SVSU offers a generous benefits package that includes university contributions to health, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, access to the Ryder Center fitness center and pool, ten official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with a 12% university contribution of an employee's salary.  In addition, police officers receive shift premium for nights and weekends, a uniform cleaning allowance, work out on duty privileges, additional holiday and campus closure compensation, as well as an individual office space. Additional benefit information is available at

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will perform a variety of law enforcement functions, including, but not limited to patrol, security, investigations, crime prevention, community policing, and traffic & parking enforcement.  The successful candidate is expected at all times to diligently follow the Mission and Vision of the Saginaw Valley State University Police Department as well as the Core Values of the University.    


  • Patrol campus grounds and perimeter in a patrol car, on foot, bike, and a 4x4 to ensure a safe environment; including traffic enforcement, emergency response, law enforcement, etc.
  • Coordinate and provide for the delivery of emergency services to campus.
  • Receive, investigate, and complete reported complaints for the campus community, and other investigative services as requested.
  • Coordinate criminal prosecutions with federal, state and/or local police agencies and with prosecutors office(s) for criminal incidents occurring within the university community.
  • Serve as liaison with other social service agencies.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement crime prevention and community policing programs and projects.
  • Assist in the coordination and patrol of special and sporting events as required.
  • Provide interim emergency medical response as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 


  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) license, or licensable upon appointment.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations in which you may not be familiar.
  • Ability to work under pressure, occasionally for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work with appropriate safety related gear including a bullet proof vest, firearms, handcuffs, etc.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports in an efficient manner.
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers desired.
  • Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job, with or without accommodation.

    Associate or Bachelor's degree  

    About SVSU:
    Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs of study for its roughly 7,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For eight consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a Great College to Work For (2016-2023).

    SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

    SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students? performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels.
    More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2023). SVSU fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website: