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Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • Position Number: 2489280
  • Location: Kingsville, TX
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police
Job Title
Police Communications Officer I

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

University Police

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Kingsville, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Police Communications Officer I, under supervision, handles routine and emergency radio, telephone, and 911 calls for service following special or written instructions for transmitting and routing calls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receives incoming emergency/non-emergency telephone calls from the public and disseminates information via radio for all law enforcement, medical, and emergency personnel.
  • Monitors all telecommunications equipment including State and National computers.
  • Operates data terminals for the National Crime Information Center/Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems and personal computers for the University Police Department (UPD) computer network.
  • Monitors and responds to activation of a comprehensive closed-circuit television and computer alarm security system, including 911 and medical emergency notification, and coordinates with all appropriate agencies and personnel.

The above represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education – High school diploma or GED.

Experience – Six months experience as a Police Department Communications Officer, law enforcement dispatch, or equivalent experience.

Ability to – Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work under stress. Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment. Communication skills. Keyboarding skills.

Licensing / Professional Certification – May require Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certificate.

Other Requirements
  • Work rotating shifts, evenings, and holidays.
  • Applicant must successfully pass keyboarding test, communications performance evaluation, and complete background investigation.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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