Public Safety Patrol Police Officer

Posted Date 1 week ago(6/7/2021 11:07 AM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
POL Police Nght Shift A
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Full-Time position only - Position Could be Either Day or Night Shift

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions


The Public Safety Patrol Police Officer works under the general supervision of the UAMS Chief of Police and the direct supervision of a Patrol Sergeant. A UAMS police officer is a highly visible, critical public safety individual and must be committed to excellence, professionalism and community service. We are seeking those who possess integrity, dedication, honesty, moral character and sound judgment.

The Public Safety Patrol Police Officer is responsible for enforcement of traffic and criminal laws along with parking regulations. Our officers are supplied with firearm and uniforms.

Candidates must undergo an extensive hiring process which includes a stringent background investigation/security clearance, psychological evaluation, a structured interview, drug screening, and other testing according to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and

This position is governed by the Law Enforcement Standards of Arkansas and UAMS policies.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Equipment: Officers are supplied with firearm, equipment and uniforms
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution
  • Flexibility: 12 hour shifts (2-3-2 work schedule)
  • Education: Discount for officers and dependents
  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for officer and family
  • UAMS provides Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, 12 days of annual vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave (additional leave available depending on status)
  • Free Fitness Center Membership
  • Career Training Opportunities

Salary: $33,250 annually ($15.99 hourly).


  • Manages stressful situations courteously, tactfully and calmly in a professional manner
  • Exercises good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
  • Responds quickly to emergency situations and calls for service without unnecessarily jeopardizing the safety of oneself, other members of the police department or the public
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to execute written, oral or diagrammed instructions
  • Proficient in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles
  • Observes situations objectively and analytically, record and report them clearly and concisely both orally in writing
  • Ability and willingness to perform moderately physical work
  • Ability and willingness to perform work indoors, outdoors and in a vehicle
  • Exhibits good character (i.e. courteous, friendly and empathetic) as determined by a detailed background investigation
  • Attends related training classes and schools as needed
  • UAMS is a very diverse campus therefore officers must be at ease with members of other ethnic, cultural, and social groups
  • May perform other duties as assigned by superior officers or administration


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/GED required
  • Must be certified by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy as a Police Officer
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid Driver's License (Must have Arkansas Driver’s License by date of hire)
  • No Criminal Convictions

Critical Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of law enforcement practices, methods, and techniques
  • Knowledge of traffic and criminal laws, and departmental regulations and procedures
  • Maintains control of persons by use of minimal force needed in required situations
  • Skill in the operations of fire arms
  • Possesses basic computer skills with a general knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to properly prepare and write police reports
  • Communicates and maintains a good rapport with the campus population
  • Practices appropriate enforcement of parking regulations
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles used in work activities

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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