School Police Officer
Company: Indianapolis Public Schools
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionSUMMARYAssists 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/SRO services to the districtincluding crime
prevention, alternatives to arrest, physical security, criminal
investigation, as well as emergency plans and operations. Exercises
jurisdiction routinely over school age children in Marion County,
regardless of specific location.The officer is expected to create
relationships with stakeholders (school administrators, parents,
students, and greater community), formulate crime prevention
tactics, and make himself or herself available for meetings
regarding law enforcement related topics.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Establish and maintains rapport with students. Serve as a
positive role model for students.
- Prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact with
- Establish and maintain rapport and routinely works closely with
school administrators. Participate in all campus activities as a
full member of the school team.
- Works within the framework of the school to provide conflict
resolution and corrective direction for students.
- Regularly exercises alternatives to arrest in a continuous
effort to lower the arrest of juveniles.
- Facilitate Restorative Justice conferences between offenders
and victims and their respective support groups.
- Teach appropriate subjects to students and parents, such as gun
safety and bullying prevention.
- Conduct walking patrols of schools and school campuses,
maintaining high visibility.
- 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
- Provide a positive, visible law enforcement presence within the
school community by being appropriately dressed, in full uniform,
and at all times identifiable as a police officer.
- Encourages and teaches students respect for the rights of
others and the rule of law as well as their responsibilities as
- Refer extraordinarily difficult decisions and possible arrests
to supervising sergeant.
- Investigate complaints and reports results to school
administrators. Keep supervising sergeant informed.
- Investigate crimes or assists in criminal investigations as
- Patrol school district in marked police vehicle to inspect
buildings and campuses, monitors selected HVAC and food service
- Monitor department and school radio frequencies and responds
- Search buildings when required and conduct surveillance.
Conduct metal detection searches.
- Exercise IPS emergency plans at the school level as
- Accompany students on local field trips as law enforcement
officer and long distance field trips as chaperone when requested
- Provide counseling to students as appropriate.
- Participate in community activities when requested.
- Serve as public safety dispatcher or assists dispatcher as
- Effect apprehensions and makes arrests as appropriate.
- Transport juvenile prisoners to county Juvenile Facilities and
adult prisoners to City County Building.
- Serve warrants.
- 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.
- Respond to bus accidents and investigates same.
- Take photographs of individuals, vehicles, and scenes as
- 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.
- 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
- Give depositions and testifies truthfully in courts of law when
- Operate installed software: Windows; Word; proprietary
intrusion and fire detection systems, notification systems; student
- 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 emergency vehicles, including performing preventive
- Abide by Board of School Commissioners' policies, Rules,
regulations and procedures, department procedures and guidelines,
federal and state law. (This includes carrying department issued
firearm while on and off duty).
- Maintain confidentiality of information, reports and
records.QUALIFICATIONSTo 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 EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED certification; previous
law enforcement experience and working with youth experience
helpful, but not required.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to communicate
effectively.REASONING ABILITYAbility 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.PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTSMust 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.
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