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Armed Public Safety Officer

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


Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Armed Public Safety Officer.  Under the direction of Quinnipiac University's Chief of Public Safety, we invite applications for the position of Armed Public Safety Officer. This is an opportunity to join the university to protect and provide a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Members of the Armed Forces that were honorably discharged with a Military Police Occupational Specialty are encouraged to apply.  

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission for the employee and their dependents, and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

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 more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.

Patrol duties:

  • Armed first responder to all emergencies on campus to protect life and property.
  • Responds to calls for service. Conducts preliminary investigation and writes thorough and detailed incident reports. Contacts local law enforcement as necessary.
  • Responds with local law enforcement, fire and EMS to all emergencies occurring off campus at Quinnipiac owned properties.
  • Conducts preventive patrols and makes routine security checks of all off campus buildings and structures.
  • Detects and investigates criminal activity on university property.
  • May detain persons who have committed offenses and turn custody over to local law enforcement.
  • Conducts parking enforcement, issues citations, and tows vehicles as necessary.

Campus security services:

  • Conducts security patrols of all Quinnipiac properties 24/7, year-round. Patrols are made primarily by vehicle.  Walking and bicycle patrols are also performed.
  • Answers all alarm calls. Sets/resets alarms. Manages building access control.
  • Makes reports of unsafe building and grounds maintenance issues to Facilities Department.
  • Serves as emergency notifying agency for facilities related issues after business hours.
  • Assists community members, guests and visitors needing help or support.
  • Provides security and crowd management services at special events such as athletic events, move-in, and graduations.
  • Provides escorts and dignitary protection.
  • Performs other duties as directed by Chief of Public Safety or designee.

Residential Life/Student Affairs:

  • Responds to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the residence halls.
    Assist Residential Hall Directors with uncooperative or confrontational residents and unregistered guests.
  • Assist Residential Life staff with enforcement of housing policies.
    Perform room and/or vehicle searches as authorized by university policy.

Optional Specialized duties:

  • Bike Patrol
  • Field Training Officer
Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements:

  • A letter of recommendation from your former law enforcement executive/chief or Commanding Officer indicating that you served as a local, state, federal or military law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 2 years or more and separated from such service in good standing.
  • Current State of Connecticut Pistol Permit.
  • Connecticut State Police Armed Security Guard Firearms Permit (Blue Card).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates must pass an extensive pre-employment background investigation.
  • Candidates must pass a physical abilities test and drug screening.
  • 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.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent computer skills within area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge and use of technology such as Axon body cameras, video conferencing, mobile digital terminals, and CAD/RMS.
  • Successful completion of the department’s Field Training Program is required. 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body and be able to reach overhead. Be able to 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.

The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time for a period of time.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


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

Newly hired officers will be assigned to either the evening shift or the overnight shift, based on the needs of the department at time of hiring. Evening and overnight shifts include shift differential pay.

  • Armed Public Safety Officers are members of the Public Safety Officers Collective Bargaining Unit.
  • The hourly rate of pay is $24.00 per hour. 
  • Overtime opportunities are available.
  • The hiring process for this position will consist of in-person oral board interview, reference checks, Chief’s interview, full background check, drug test, physical demands evaluation (fitness for duty), physical pre-screening requirements, and a psychological exam.

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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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