Public Safety

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About UCCS PD/Jobs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community 24/7 all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 30,000 calls for service. Our officers patrol the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle.

Job Opportunities
For current openings please go to Jobs at CU and search for the job you are interested in (e.g. Police Officer or Police Officer Intern).
If we do not have any current openings and you would like to be notified when jobs are posted please click here.

Experienced Officers
In accordance with the State of Colorado's Classified position rules, applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:
        • Must have current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification and one year of law enforcement experience.
        • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License without:
             o Felony or domestic violence convictions.
             o Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.
             o Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.

Note: Positions are subjected to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

Police Officer Interns
In accordance with the State of Colorado's Classified position rules, applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered: 
        • Must have current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification.
        • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours).
        • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License without:
             o Felony or domestic violence convictions.
             o Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.
             o Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.

Police Communication Tech
Communication Tech job duties are as described, but not limited to, the following:
        • Protecting the public by receiving, analyzing, interpreting, and prioritizing multiple simultaneous emergency and non-emergency calls for service for police, fire, ambulance, rescue, security, parking, facilities, and other university and outside departments and agencies using multi-line telephone consoles, multi-channel radio consoles, multiple computer systems and data bases and multiple alarm systems to promptly and accurately determine the level of response required for each prioritized event and to allocate and deploy the appropriate and necessary resources.
             o In reference to above calls, employee records and document details of call information by accessing and operating a computer-aided dispatching system.
             o In reference to above calls, employee expeditiously processes, coordinates and relays concise, accurate information by accessing, extracting, analyzing and interpreting general, criminal justice, departmental, university and other printed or computer bases information resources.
             o Employee enters, audits, modifies, updates, corrects, removes, replaces, records, documents, retrieves, distributes and secures local, state and national criminal justice records an data-bases, departmental and University databases, lists, logs, forms, files, records, memoranda, and written procedures.
             o Employee operates and monitors numerous computers, radios, and alarms systems including 911 notification, fire alarms, and building control alerts. Position analyzes the alarm information in order to deploy appropriate emergent and/or non-emergent response and records all incidents activity into CAD.
             o Employee must pass all phases of training, demonstrate and maintain job duties and proficiencies, and abide by all UCCS Policies and Procedures.

 
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