Assists school administrators in creating and maintaining a safe and secure school climate and learning environment for students, staff and visitors; provides full range of law enforcement services to the district—including crime prevention, physical security, criminal investigation, warrant service, prisoner transport as well as emergency plans and operations. Exercises jurisdiction routinely over school age children in Marion County, regardless of specific location.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Conduct walking patrols of schools and school campuses, maintaining high visibility.
Establish and maintains rapport with students. Prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact with students.
Serve as a positive role model for students.
Establish and maintain rapport and routinely works closely with school administrators. Participate in all campus activities as a full member of the school team.
Correct the conduct of students and makes student disciplinary recommendations to school administrators as appropriate. Exercise discretion to apply a wide range of sanctions for aberrant behavior.
Encourages and teaches students respect for the rights of others and the rule of law as well as their responsibilities as lawful citizens.
Refer extraordinarily difficult decisions to supervising sergeant.
Patrol 87 square mile school district in marked police vehicle to inspect buildings and campuses, monitors selected HVAC and food service equipment.
Monitor department and school radio frequencies and responds appropriately.
Search buildings when required and conduct surveillance. Conduct metal detection searches.
Participate in truancy sweeps and searches for missing students.
Facilitate Restorative Justice conferences between offenders and victims and their respective support groups.
Protect students’ rights.
Express empathy for victims and victims’ parents.
Teach appropriate subjects to students and parents, such as gun safety and bullying prevention.
Exercise IPS emergency plans at the school level as appropriate.
Accompany students on local field trips as law enforcement officer and long distance field trips as chaperone when requested by administration.
Provide counseling to students as appropriate.
Transports commissioners or other VIPs when directed and delivers commissioners’ board packets weekly to residences.
Participate in community activities when requested.
Serve as public safety dispatcher or assists dispatcher as necessary. Therefore, police officers must sometimes perform the duties of dispatcher. (see separate job description.)
Investigate complaints and reports results to school administrators. Keep supervising sergeant informed.
Investigate crimes or assists in criminal investigations as appropriate.
Effect apprehensions and makes arrests as appropriate.
Transport juvenile prisoners to county Juvenile Facilities and adult prisoners to Arrestee Processing Center.
Assist outside law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
Assess injury status and renders first aid.
Write Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana Officer’s Standard Crash Reports.
Write Tiburon Reports and probable cause statements.
Respond to bus accidents and investigates same.
Take photographs of individuals, vehicles, and scenes as appropriate.
Make determination regarding the appropriateness of designating a child as a Child In Needs of Services (CHINS); completes appropriate paperwork and transports CHINS to appropriate facility.
Make determination regarding the appropriateness of designating an individual as an Immediate Detention (ID); completes appropriate paperwork and transports ID to appropriate hospital.
Interpret students’ Individual Educational Plans as they relate to appropriate consequences for aberrant behavior.
Attend and participate in student case conferences and parent meetings when requested.
Handle media inquiries as appropriate.
Serve as a general law and law enforcement resource for schools. Act as a consultant to school personnel, students and parents with respect to law enforcement matters and the needs or problems of individual students.
Control crowds and disperses unruly groups of people as appropriate.
Give depositions and testifies truthfully in courts of law when appropriate.
Operate installed software: Windows; Word; proprietary intrusion and fire detection systems; paging/notification systems; student records.
Maintain contact with individuals in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, particularly the Juvenile Division.
Maintain contact with county probation services relative to students on probation, particularly those on home detention and those with ankle bracelets to monitor whereabouts.
Issue Uniform Traffic Tickets, city Warning Tickets and city Ordinance / Parking Violations.
Operate installed equipment, including making minor adjustments and repairs.
Operate emergency vehicles, including performing preventive maintenance checks and making minor adjustments and repairs.
Maintain issued equipment and uniforms; wears uniform properly.
Abide by Board of School Commissioners’ policies, IPS rules, regulations and procedures, department procedures and guidelines, federal and state law. (This includes carrying department issued firearm while on duty.)
Remain current in professional matters.
Recruit officers for the department.
Maintain confidentiality of information, reports and records.
Takes charge of crime and accident scenes and directs others’ activities. Supervise other officers as appropriate, depending upon specific assignment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To hold this job an individual must be a U.S. citizen, at least twenty-one years of age and a high school graduate with no felony or domestic violence criminal convictions. The individual must also meet minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board physical fitness standards.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED certification and some course work in criminal justice or human services. Successful work with youth in a supervisory capacity. General upward progression of responsibilities. Work involving frequent contact with the general public. Experience as a certified police officer helpful.
Ability to communicate effectively orally (including over radio and telephone) and in writing. Must be able to write reports, read a map and give coherent instructions and directions. Ability to note and record events accurately and completely. Ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to interview and counsel effectively. Ability to listen effectively and remember. Ability to correctly interpret technical and legal documents such as codes, court orders, procedure manuals and textbooks. Ability to effectively address adults in small groups and students in groups of 35 or fewer.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to estimate straight-line distances. Ability to measure straight-line distances and angles. Ability to calculate square footage of rooms. Ability to diagram. Ability to formulate and solve simple geometric and basic algebraic problems.
Ability to handle multiple situations under stress and apply principles to solve practical problems. Ability to observe individuals, scenes and situations; quickly analyze them; and take appropriate actions under stress. Ability to determine the truth when presented with variations of the truth and outright lies. Ability to handle upset, sensitive and hostile individuals while remaining calm and controlled and in charge in stressful situations. Ability to make damage estimates to motor vehicles and property. Must maintain mental alertness; emotional and psychological stability are mandatory. Must demonstrate quick thinking and clear judgment at all times, particularly as it relates to “use of force” issues.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Within one year of employment, must be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board and the state of Indiana. Must maintain state certification.
Must obtain and maintain a Certificate of Police Powers from the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety.
Must qualify with assigned firearm two times each year. Must be certified in the use of oleoresin capsicum spray. Must be certified in use of the ASP.
Must be certified as a First Responder (first aid provider). Must be certified to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to see, hear and differentiate colors and between audible signal tones. Prolonged standing, walking, sitting and driving required, depending upon specific assignment. Quick reflexes are essential. Upon demand, must be able to change locations quickly—including running fast on level ground and negotiating multiple flights of stairs while dodging individuals and obstacles. Must meet minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board physical fitness requirements upon arrival at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for the Basic Law Enforcement Course. Must meet minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board physical fitness requirements for veteran officers when such are adopted. Must be able to exert sufficient force to separate combatants, restrain subjects who are disorderly or resisting and effect apprehensions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exposure to close, often cramped quarters with poor HVAC. Noise in the work environment is sometimes loud. Exposure to extreme weather and diseases.