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School Police Officer

Company: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and maintains rapport with students. Serve as a positive role model for students.
  • Prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact with 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.
  • 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 behavior.
  • 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 lawful citizens.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • Patrol 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in community activities when requested.
  • Serve as public safety dispatcher or assists dispatcher as necessary.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • Give depositions and testifies truthfully in courts of law when appropriate.
  • Operate installed software: Windows; Word; proprietary intrusion and fire detection systems, 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 emergency vehicles, including performing preventive maintenance checks.
  • 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.

Keywords: Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis , School Police Officer, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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