Serves as a commissioned law enforcement officer responsible for protecting persons and property for the University of Houston. Endeavors to detect and prevent crime in order to maintain peace, order and security.
Enforces all laws, including but not limited to, penal and traffic laws.
Patrols assigned area on foot or in a police vehicle.
Responds to all calls for assistance, service, and hazardous situations.
Conducts preliminary investigations of reported incidents, completes required reports.
Conducts crime prevention program presentations.
Attends required annual training seminars.
Utilizes police equipment such as firearm, baton, handcuffs, mobile and handheld radios, camera and other equipment.
Performs other job-related duties are assigned.
Requires a high school diploma or GED,
valid Texas driver's license,
at least 21 years of age,
the applicant must have successfully completed a TCOLE basic licensing course and passed the TCOLE licensing examination, or be within 45 days of completion of a TCOLE recognized basic peace officer licensing course.
Additional Posting Information:
Salary will be based on years of experience:
Police Officer I: 0 – 3 years ($42,000)
Police Officer II: 4 – 7 years ($44,000)
Police Officer III:8 plus years ($46,000)
Additional Monetary Benefits:
Special Event overtime pay
Uniforms & equipment provided
Paid University Holidays
Education Incentive after probationary period
State Benefits, Longevity Pay and Retirement
Tuition benefits up to 3 hours/week based on eligibility
Hazardous duty pay of $10 a month for each 12-month period of lifetime service credit
Additional Job Prerequisites:
Candidate for hire must have/or be able to obtain a Texas Driver’s License at the time of a bona fide job offer.
UH Department of Public Safety require all applicants to complete the criminal history fields on their application. Applicants with incomplete criminal history fields will not be considered for hire.
Required information includes, but may not be limited to:
Last 4 digits of SSN
An applicant is required to pass multiple phases: i.e.,
Multiple types of reviews
Tests (oral and written)
Background check clearance…
Applicants who do not pass their test will be eligible to re-apply and re-test after three months if there is a Police Officer job posted.
Must be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License at the time of job offer.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.