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Police Officer- Univ Police - 68588

Location: Galveston, TX
Min Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED, successful completion of a TCOLE approved Basic Peace Officer Course, has passed TCOLE exam. Possess a valid Texas Class C driver’s license. Must successfully pass the U.S. Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment. Must pass polygraph, background checks, drug testing, psychological and physical agility testing. Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons and techniques, automobiles, communications equipment, personal computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.


To enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders. Responsible for enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of The University of Texas System, including primary jurisdiction in all counties where the UT System has real property interest and secondary jurisdiction in all other Texas counties.  Exercises independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations and Director of Police departmental policies and procedures.

Department Marketing Statement

Police Department Mission:

The University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department strives to provide protection and service in a courteous manner to the faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors of UTMB in conformance with the Regents rules and Regulations, UTMB policies, or federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Department also implements programs that are aimed at preserving the assets of UTMB.

Salary Range

Starting Pay for Police Officer: $46,400

Police Career Ladder:

Police Officer I: $51,000 (1 - year Police Officer experience)

Police Officer II: $57,600 (2 - 4 years Police Officer experience)

Police Officer II: $61,200 (5 - 7 years experience)

Police Officer II: $65,520 (8 - 10 years experience)

Police Officer II: $68,688 (11 + years of experience)

Police Officer II: $72,000 (20+ years of experience)

TCOLE Certification Incentive Pay up to $1,620 annually

Education Pay up to $1,140 annually

Specific Job Related Duties
  • To perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System.
  •  Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding, when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime.
  •  Execute all lawful process.
  •  Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law.
  •  Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property.
  •  Attempt to locate missing persons.
  •  Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings.
  •  Investigate motor vehicle collisions.
  •  Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.
  •  Give testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States.
  • Confers with prosecuting attorneys, preserves evidence, and maintains confidential information.
  • Confers with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
  •  Adheres to internal controls and reporting structures.

Work Schedule

Police Officers must be willing to work assigned shift, which may include dayshift, evening-shift, or overnight midnight shifts.

Police Officers must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, which may include summer heat, winter cold, rain, and or hurricane situations.

Preferred Education

Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent, successful completion of TCOLE approved Basic Police Officer course, and has passed the TCOLE exam.

Preferred Education: College degree or at least 30 college hours, successful completion of TCOLE approved Basic Police Officer course, and has passed the TCOLE exam.

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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