As promised, I am posting our job opening here. More info on us at www.usm.edu/police Pay isn't great, but if you have a FT academy you should be eligible to start right away and attend a refresher course in your first year. If you have a PT or RI academy we can see about a waiver but it would be case by case. Posting Number: 0003354 Job Title: Patrol Officer Grant Funded? No Possible Internal Promotion? Position Type: Staff Campus: Hattiesburg Department: University Police Pay Grade Level: 07 Job Summary: The position of patrol officer performs law enforcement and police department duties involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of state laws and university rules and regulations. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include the following: Performs law enforcement activities to include enforcing federal, state and local laws and University rules and regulations, responding to emergency calls involving crimes, disturbances, accidents, personal injuries, fires and natural disasters; investigating crimes and violations of University rules and regulations and accidents; engaging in proactive police patrols to prevent crimes, disorder, property loss and accidents; providing a wide range of community services involving traffic and crowd control, security at special events, crisis intervention, referrals, escorts, motorist assistance, public information, emergency notification, medical assistance, etc. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three months of related experience Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with prior law enforcement experience holding a certification from acceptable training academy will be given preference. Posting Date: 01-08-2015 Closing Date: 01-15-2015 Special Instructions to Applicants: Preferred candidate will be required to pass a background check, criminal history review, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and have a valid drivers license.