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Armed Public Safety Officer

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff



Quinnipiac University's Department of Public Safety invites applications for Armed Public Safety Officer.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Patrol
  • Critical Incident Response
  • Campus Services
  • Residential Life/Student Affairs
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Administrative

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Conducts security patrols of all Quinnipiac properties 24/7, year-round. A vehicle may be assigned.
  • First responder to all emergencies on campus to protect life and property.
  • First responder to all emergencies off campus with local law enforcement.
  • Conduct preventive patrols and routine security checks of all off campus building and structures.
  • Investigate incidents, conduct interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects, collect and preserve evidence, write investigative reports.  
  • Look for possible criminal activity, persons needing assistance as well as maintenance issues. Reports maintenance issues to the Facilities Department.
  • Detain persons who commit offenses and turns custody over to local law enforcement.
  • Respond to calls for service and all emergencies on campus and request additional resources if needed.
  • Investigate complaints and write comprehensive reports using the NexGen report writing system.

Campus Services

  • Secure (arm/disarm) alarms at most administrative and academic buildings on a set schedule throughout the week.
  • Secure and unlock buildings upon request by faculty, staff and facility personnel.
  • Identify and attend to any building safety hazard and address the hazard as appropriate.
  • Serve as emergency notifying agency for facilities related issues after business hours.
  • Work with responding personnel (Police, Fire Department, Utilities, EMT's, Paramedics) in handling medical emergencies on campus.
  • Assist students with arrangements for lockouts or jump starts.
  • Set up barricades and other traffic controls to assist various facilities projects and arrange for the towing of vehicles out of restricted areas.
  • Perform any other duty as directed by Chief of Public Safety.

Residential Life/Student Affairs

  • Respond to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the residence halls and report findings when necessary.
  • Assist RHD staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents, and non-affiliates in the residence halls.
  • Perform room searches upon request of RHD staff and authorized by a supervisor.

Parking Enforcement

  • Enforce all parking regulations in campus parking lots.
  • Patrol the parking areas during the enforcement hours.
  • Issue citations to vehicles found in violation of the parking regulations.
  • Arrange towing of vehicles when the offence warrants.


  • Issue no trespass orders in accordance with department policy.
  • Complete all required reports and associated paperwork in a timely, accurate, and complete fashion.
  • Comply and enforce administrative policies and procedures.


Mandatory Qualifications:

The Department of Public Safety has adopted the standards set forth in Connecticut Public Act 13-188. Armed Public Safety Officers employed by Quinnipiac University must possess the qualifications set forth in this act.

  • The Armed Public Safety Officer shall be a retired member of an organized local, state or federal government agency as a law enforcement officer, defined by section 53a-3 of the general statute, 18 USC § 926C - Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers pursuant to the standards of the Connecticut Public Act. 13-188.
  • Served as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more and separated from such service in good standing.
  • Valid State of Connecticut Pistol Permit.
  • Ability to obtain a Connecticut State Police Approved Armed Security Guard Firearms Permit (Blue Card).
  • Advanced computer skills required.
  • Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including criminal history check and background inquiry with prior law enforcement agency.
  • Candidate must pass physical exam and drug test.
  • Candidate must past psychological examination.
  • Candidate must pass a physical agility test.
  • Candidate must pass a Field Training Program.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and common sense appropriate to the related circumstances.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of job-related information.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.

Mandatory Documentation Requirements:

  • A letter or certificate stating that candidate graduated from an approved Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and/or State Police Academy.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's previous Police Chief/Law Enforcement Executive indicating service as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more and separated from such service in good standing.
  • Valid Connecticut driver's license.
  • DMV driving record history.

Educational Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body and be able to reach overhead. Ability to perform work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time. Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete the assigned job task. Be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up top 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work during inclement weather conditions.
  • Visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data; report writing, viewing a computer terminal; reading; visual inspection, shooting a firearm and nighttime driving.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
  • Strong, clear and efficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Conflict resolutions and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and use of de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention.

Reasoning Skills:

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent judgement and decision making.

Computer Skills:

  • Advanced computer knowledge within area of responsibility. Use of desktop and lap top computers, multi-line telephone, and other computer systems used by the department.

The hiring process for this position will consist of in-person interview, reference checks, successful passing of a criminal background check, drug test, physical pre-screening, physical agility test and a psychological exam.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Review of applications and interview process will begin early Spring 2021.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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