Qualities of a Police Officer

  • HUMANITY
    We respect life and liberty. We are sensitive and inclusive, treating everyone with dignity and compassion.
  • INTEGRITY
    We are guided by the principles of justice. We employ the highest ethical standard, we demand accountability, consistency, fairness and honesty in the performance of our duties.
  • PROFESSIONALISM
    We take pride in our department. We are committed to excellence in our profession, and we maintain the highest standard of education in our field.
  • COURAGE
    Maintain a mental and moral strength to resist opposition and fairness of mind. Always stand by your fellow officers in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. Position duties are inclusive of all required tasks. Employees perform other related work as required.

Duties of a Police Officer

Expectations and Duties

  • Protects life and property through the enforcement of laws & regulations; patrols assigned areas
  • Responds to calls for police service
  • Conducts preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations
  • Conducts interviews
  • Prepares written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities
  • Arrest and processes criminals
  • Testifies in court
  • Emergency duties required during adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to exercise judgment in determining when to use force and to what degree
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night
  • Comprehending legal documents including citations, affidavits and warrants but not limited to
  • Commanding emergency personnel at accident emergencies and disasters
  • Takes an active role in Community Oriented Policing on campus