Police : Recruiting

Patrol officers

Patrol officers are assigned to work 210 days per year. This basically results in the two full months of June and July off. Patrol officers are assigned to work 8.25 hours per day resulting in .25 hours per day overtime pay.

Shifts are:

A 0545 - 1400
B 0845 - 1700 Mon - Fri
C 1345 - 2200
D 2145 - 0600

Campus officers

Campus officers are assigned to work 210 days per year. Campus officers work at their assigned campus when classes are in session, which is currently 177 days per year. The remaining 33 days the officer is assigned to patrol or other duties. While assigned to the campus the hours of duty will be 8 or 8.5 hours per day, depending upon the campus. Officers who work 8.5 hours per day will receive .5 hours of overtime per day.

While assigned to the campus, the campus officer works the schedule of the campus, which is generally between the hours of 0730 and 1630, Monday through Friday, with school holidays off. This schedule is worked from mid-August through May.

Since campus officers only complete part of their 210-day annual assignment at the campus, it is necessary to assign the officer to patrol or other duties from the end of school to the beginning of the next school year. This results in the officer working approximately 33 days during the months of June and/or July.

Floating campus officers work under the same basic parameters and duty hours as the campus officers with the exception that they are not assigned to one specific campus. Floating campus officers are assigned to campuses where a campus officer is absent or additional police services are needed. Floating campus officers may also be given other assignments where additional police services are needed.

Summary of positions

  Campus Officers Patrol Officers
Days employed per year 210 210
Standard hours of duty Between 0730 - 1630 Rotating shifts
Days off Normally Saturday and Sunday, shift when assigned Patrol Rotates with shift
Off on school holidays Yes Depends on schedule
Off on district holidays Yes Depends on schedule
Extra compensation if a holiday is worked Yes, but seldom assigned Yes
Standard hours per day 8, 8.25, or 8.5 depending on assignment 8.25
Overtime for hours worked over 40 per week Yes Yes
Must work during summer Yes No - off June and July

How to apply

To apply for a position in the Police Department, visit the Human Resources jobs page.