GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To enforce laws and Board of Regents’ regulations; to make
arrests in accordance with provisions of Federal, State and local laws and ordinances; to maintain order
and security on institution premises; to provide fire inspection services to the campus community; and to
do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general and specific instructions of a superior college
police officer who reviews work in process and upon completion for conformance to provisions of law,
Board of Regents’ regulations and institution regulations and instructions.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises immediate supervision over lower ranking personnel and
student peace officers within an assigned area or particular assignment.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To patrol an assigned area on foot, or in a motor vehicle; to inspect campus buildings and grounds, to
guard against fire, theft, damage, defacement or destruction; to enforce traffic regulations including the
use of radar and issuing tickets; to direct and control traffic; to give information to the public; to supervise
the parking of cars and patrol parking areas for safety and protection against theft; to investigate and make
detailed reports on traffic violations, accidents and criminal incidences; and to type and file reports as
To arrest with or without a warrant, as permitted within the law, any person for violations of State or
Federal criminal statutes or for violation of local town ordinances occurring on said premises or upon
streets and highways immediately adjacent to said premises and to process and/or detain such person(s) as
required; and to write and submit reports concerning such actions.
To appear in court or at other hearings such as campus judicial boards and give testimony, and prepare
paperwork relating to such appearances.
To operate a communications office including dispatching and keep police records.
To perform fire inspections and assist in conducting fire drills as required.
To perform routine maintenance on police vehicles.
To cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of laws and regulations.
To perform other related duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A working knowledge of Board of Regents’ and
assigned institutional regulations; a working knowledge of the principles and practices commonly applied
by a police officer in the enforcement of the law and regulations to protect life and property; ability to
apply such knowledge, principles and practices; ability to enforce traffic regulations and to direct and
regulate traffic; ability to make accurate reports on law or regulation violations; ability to evaluate fire
hazards and have working knowledge of State Fire Safety Code; ability to operate a communications
office and keep police records; ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with
respect for the rights of others; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to
write and speak effectively; and such related duties and abilities as may be required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from an approved high school; and must
satisfactorily complete the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy curriculum; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a full-time position requiring
maintenance of law and order, and the protection of life and property including the responsibility for the
arrest and detention of persons in violation of the law.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above
education and experience.
1. Must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a
physician’s certificate, and
2. Must satisfactorily complete a Fire Safety Program in conjunction with the
State Fire Marshall’s Office within (6) months of appointment, and
3. Must possess and maintain a valid Rhode Island driver’s license.