District Police, Patrol Officer
Austin, TX 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

District Police, Patrol Officer

Job Description Summary:

To provide safety and security to the students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property at Austin Community College campuses.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

1) Performs all duties of a licensed police officer within the context of a college environment; coordinates and assists other officers.
2) Writes and files daily logs, incident reports, issues parking permits, and citations.
3) Provides faculty and staff, students and visitors, with information and directions.
4) Opens and secures buildings and classrooms. Maintains departmental equipment and monitors college equipment inventory in routine patrols.
5) Testifies on behalf of the college in all court proceedings as required.
6) May be required to act as a lead police officer in orienting, training, or assisting other officers.
7) Informs and works collaboratively with campus managers on all issues and operations related to campus safety and security, and to address identified campus needs and concerns.


* Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Family Code, Texas Education Code, Texas Motor Vehicle Code, and Texas and National Criminal Information Centers (TCIC/NCIC) requirements.
* Current principles and practices related to safety and security.
* Investigative and interrogative procedures, and techniques and protocols for observation and memorization of critical details.
* Hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid, and CPR.


* Maintaining an established work schedule.
* Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
* Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
* Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
* Care, maintenance, and safe operation of firearms and impact weapons.
* Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
* Reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports and records.
* Interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
* Communicating with violators and mediating difficult situations.
* Operating motor vehicles during emergency, high-risk situations.
* Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Technology Skills

* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience

* No work experience is required.

Required Education

* High school diploma or educational equivalent and successful completion of an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency Program.

Preferred Education

* Thirty college credit hours.

Special Requirements

* Texas Peace Officer License and Valid Texas Drivers License.
* Must meet all Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education requirements for employment as a patrol officer.
* District Police Officers must be able to work at or on any district property and must be able to work any of three shifts covering twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
* Ability to successfully complete criminal background check, drug screen, and psychological and physical examinations prior to employment. Past supervisors may be interviewed for a reference.

Physical Requirements

* Work is performed in various environments.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and climbing.
* Required to restrain persons.
* May need to feel for objects texture, size, shape.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 80 pounds.
* Perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and able to receive detailed oral communication.
* Able to expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely, and may include yelling over noise and distance to be heard.
* Subject to physical harm such as with weapons and physical attacks.
* May be exposed to a variety of temperatures, noise, moving mechanical parts, communicable diseases, or chemicals.
* Specific vision abilities may include close vision, depth perception, distance vision, color vision, and ability to focus.


* Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Salary Range

$45,537 - $65,055

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

February 1, 2022

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security.ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

EEO Statement

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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