Special Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be at minimum 21 years of age and preferably with experience in the police or security field.
  • Must obtain and maintain Special Police Commission issued by the Metropolitan Police Department and qualify to carry firearms.
  • Initial commission must be obtained within the probationary period.
  • Must successfully complete all SPO mandatory basic training courses within the probationary period.
  • Equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience in above qualifications.
  • LICENSE: Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency.

Job Summary/Duties:

The Special Police Officer is responsible for performing police safety and security work. The incumbent will be responsible for security and control of the assigned areas and the enforcement of the Authority’s regulations. Work is performed with some independence in accordance with established policies and procedures, supplemented by periodic instructions and meetings. The employee will perform routine work for the Authority. Work is performed during various shifts and locations, as required. Supervision is received from the SPO Sergeant assigned.

Major Duties:

  • Provides protection of the Authority’s personnel and property to prevent vandalism.
  • Patrols on foot or using a vehicle to detect, investigate and report situations which differs from normal such as open doors, broken windows, power failures, fire or safety hazards.
  • Assures that only authorized persons enter the Authority’s property.
  • Maintains radio/telephone contact with the Authority’s Police Headquarters and Local Police Headquarters, if appropriate.
  • Directs traffic on Authority property.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
  • Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, equipment, and machinery to ensure operational use and to detect evidence of tampering.
  • Prepares a report of daily activities, any incidents occurring on the shift, maintains the building/area security log and other irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

In Closing:

BUTLER SECURITY is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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