• Certified Commissioned Police/Public Safety Officer

    Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for Certified Commissioned Police/Public Safety Officers.


    In accordance with the Mission and Value of Southwestern Illinois College, the Patrol Officer is a full-time commissioned officer (uniformed) position. The position is assigned shifts variably, to cover 24 hours, 7-day a week, schedule, and expected to be available for occasional overtime and holiday work. Patrol Officers are expected to perform collateral duties in an area of expertise/interest needed by the Department to fulfill its mission and AQIP initiatives. Enforces applicable policies, regulations and laws. Performs work of routine to complex difficulty in guarding and protecting life and property in buildings and on the grounds. Provides available services and assistance to the college community. Regulates the activities of the general public and other persons in the protection of property from fires, theft, vandalism, trespassing, and other hazards. Reports all pertinent information regarding actions occurring during a work shift. Position subject to having successfully completed the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Peace Officer Certification, background check, medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug testing upon initial hiring and randomly thereafter.




    1. High school diploma or GED required, college degree desirable.
    2. Have a valid Law Enforcement certification as a Police Officer in good standing with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) or equivalent state certification recognized by ILETSB, preferably in a college campus environment.
    3. Must be at least 21 years of age and a US Citizen.
    4. No record or criminal convictions of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
    5. Professional certification s in Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services or other areas related to Public Safety desirable.
    6. Possess a valid Driver’s License.  Must have a good driver’s record with the Illinois Secretary of State Office or other states.
    7. Possess a valid Firearms Operators Identification Card (FOID).
    8. Successful submit and pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination, oral interview, and in-depth character background check.
    9. Ability to obtain and maintain certification as a First Responder, AED and CPR.
    10. Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, and discretion based on an acquired knowledge of college, departmental, administrative policies and procedures. (Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.)
    11. Ability to write legibly, speak clearly, and manage multiple and sometimes stressful tasks which may involve radio and personal communication at the same time.
    12. Ability to respond to and investigate vehicle accidents.
    13. Ability to conduct/perform foot and vehicle patrol.
    14. Knowledge of techniques for crime prevention.
    15. Knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), and Federal Education Records Protection Act (FERPA) desirable.
    16. Competency in using building alarms, closed circuit television system, and access control systems.
    17. Maintain an appropriate balance of courtesy, politeness, discretion and assertiveness in dealing with people encountered in the college community.




    $22.00 per hour


    This position will reamin open until filled.



    Required application materials, such as resume, cover letter and references, should be attached to your application. Other required application materials i.e., transcripts, etc., should be attached after your application has been submitted. Go to your My Job Applications page from the careers home page of your account.