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How do I find job opportunities at the University Police Department?

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How do I find job opportunities at the University Police Department?

There are many career opportunities with the department, whether you are interested in becoming a police officer, security officer or a civilian support staff member. Vacancy announcements are continuously updated on the Department of Human Resources website, located at the current career opportunities web page

Employment Opportunities
 
The police department employment procedure is a multi-step process, where each applicant must pass one step before progressing to the next. An applicant can be disqualified from further consideration for unsatisfactory performance at any time during this procedure.
 
A brief description of each position offered by the police department is provided below. 
 
Police Officer duties include but are not limited to the following:
Prevent and suppress crime; protect life and property; apply appropriate use of force options; pursue fleeing suspects; perform rescue operations; prepare reports; identify significant crime trends; determine reasonable suspicion to detain and probable cause to arrest; engage in community and problem oriented policing strategies; operate law enforcement vehicle, willing to work day and night shift assignments and communicate effectively with the public.
 
Property Security Officer duties include but are not limited to the following:
Prevent and suppress crime; protect life and property; apply appropriate use of force options; pursue fleeing suspects; perform rescue operations; prepare reports; identify significant crime trends; determine reasonable suspicion to detain; engage in community and problem oriented policing strategies; willing to work day and night shift assignments and communicate effectively with the public.
 
Telecommunicator duties include but are not limited to the following:
Receive emergency and non-emergency calls; Dispatch emergency response to University locations; Operate and maintain Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD); Monitor and dispatch campus-wide fire and intrusion alarms; Operate Division of Criminal Information terminal; Maintain and update departmental DCI and CCH records.
 
To see a list of positions currently available, visit the NCCU Human Recourses Staff Vacancies website.
 
The employment steps are as follows:
 
1. Applicant should complete an online application packet provided by the NCCU Human Resources Department’s website and will submit it electronically.
 
2. Human Resources will screen each application to ensure its completion, and then submits approved applications to the Police Department.  NCCU Police Department will work with HR to ensure applications for all positions are not rejected because of minor omissions or deficiencies that can be corrected prior to the testing or interview process.
 
The selection process consist of the following:
  • Background Investigation 
  • Review Board Interview
  • Final Selection
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Pre-Employment Physical 
  • Psychological Screening
  3. The department reviews and conducts a preliminary records check on each application. Candidates are considered for interviews and notified via telephone and in writing when a time and date is set. 
 
4. The initial interview is conducted by members of the department patrol division, command staff and the hiring coordinator. Successful applicants will then be given a conditional offer of employment.
 
5. Those candidates that successfully complete all conditions in the initial offer will be given a final offer of employment.
 
6.  No applications will remain on file; qualified applicants are encouraged to reapply when openings are available.
North Carolina Central University Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Applicants should expect the process to span between 90 days to 180 days
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