Campus Police Officer


18990 (NE S Teamsters 117 UWPO)


Perform general duty police work to protect life and property; enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, and prevent and investigate crime.


Positions allocated to this class have responsibility for enforcing campus regulations and local, state, and federal laws. Incumbents are required to obtain certification or complete a basic law enforcement course as approved by the Washington Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Commission. Incumbents have arrest powers and are required to be commissioned law officers under the regulations of the state.


Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statutes, and ordinances;

Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, fire, property damage, or other irregularities;

Direct and regulate traffic; investigate accidents or crimes; administer first aid; Issue citations for violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court, present evidence, and testify against persons accused of crime;

Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of criminal activity; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate paging system; monitor alarm systems; prepare, type, and distribute reports;

Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity;

Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses;

Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency;

Perform related duties as required.


High school graduation or equivalent; at least twenty-one years of age upon completion of the Police Academy; possession of a valid driver’s license; no previous felony convictions; AND two years of full-time college in Police Science or allied field; OR one year of police or campus security experience. U.S. Citizenship may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s experience involving public contact, ability to drive safely, ability to follow written and oral instructions, training, physical and personal qualifications related to the ability to perform the duties of a Campus Police Officer. Credit will be given for knowledge of laws and ordinances, police procedures and practices, investigation and arrest procedures and first aid.


New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 7-19-74
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
Change of BU Rep: 10-3-11 from UWPOA Police Officers BU; PERC DECISION 11185-PSRA
Revised Minimum Qualifications: 04-05-23