Job details

Eastern Washington University
  • Position Number: 2205565
  • Location: Cheney, WA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Campus Police Officer

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokanes innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Job Summary:
Eastern Washington University is currently seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer. This position will perform general duty police work to protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, and prevent and investigate crime.

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school graduation or GED
  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Valid drivers license
  • No previous felony convictions
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications, except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current commissioned police officer

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to verbally communicate with both internal and external constituents in a professional and direct manner while maintaining customer service.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and build relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and customers.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to make decisions in emergency/harmful situations, as well as the use of problem solving skills as part of daily work responsibilities.
  • Exemplifies roles requiring leadership and the associated characteristics of a strong leader: accountability, integrity, self-motivated, and a desire to lead others by example.
  • Must be computer literate and able to operate software programs associated with campus police duties.

Job Duties:
% of Time: 50
Responsibility / Duty:
Patrol a designated area on foot or in a patrol car to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statues, and ordinances. Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, conduct fire watches as necessary, property damage, or other irregularities. Community oriented policing (COP).

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
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 crimes.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
Issue misdemeanor citations; investigate, arrest and/or book suspects into applicable detention facilities for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony offenses.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
5% Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency.

5% 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.

5% Prevent or disperse illegal gatherings or demonstrations; maintain surveillance of an area suspect for criminal activity. Perform other duties as required.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • Applicants will be required to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Fitness test, a written test and participate in an oral board interview as part of the recruitment process. Applicants will be notified of the dates/times for these components of the process. The fitness test consists of), push-ups (minimum of 20/within 90 seconds), sit-ups (minimum of 25 within 90 seconds) and squat thrusts (minimum 35 within 3 minutes). Human Resources will contact applicants regarding the next available Fitness Test dates.
  • Applicants with a current commission from the Washington State CJTC or an equivalent States certifying agency will not be required to participate in PAT testing and/ or written test.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work rotating shifts. Entry level applicants will be required to attend a 720 hour basic law enforcement academy and certify as a peace officer as a condition of continuing employment. Lateral applicants must also have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy. Out of state lateral applicants must achieve certification by the Washington State Equivalency Academy within one year or employment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass both a psychological and polygraph test prior to entrance into the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy for both entry and lateral applicants.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $64,020 $84,000

Posting Date: 03/30/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: Testing dates to be determined

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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