Campus Safety Assistants
The Campus Safety Assistant is a civilian member of the Police Department student staff. The function of the Campus Safety Assistant is to assist with the everyday operations of the University Police Department. The Student Employment Program is not only intended as a source of income, but a branch of the student’s education. The program provides opportunities to gain useful job skills and grow personally and professionally.
As members of the University Police Department Campus Safety Assistants may receive training in radio communications, computer aided dispatch, customer service, community relations, traffic control techniques, bike patrol, in addition to other useful skills. Campus police operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. CSA’s work a variety of shifts ranging from 5 hour nightly shifts to shorter postings at special events.
Campus Safety Assistants are required to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and be in good judicial standing with the University.
Campus Safety Assistant Job Description
The Lewis University Police Department is a trained, professional organization committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Safety Assistant is a non-sworn member of the Police Department student staff. The function of the Campus Safety Assistant is to support the everyday operations of the University Police Department.
The Campus Safety Assistant’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide campus wide security patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect the University’s students, faculty, staff, real property and equipment and report any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards, or suspicious circumstances.
- Assist outside police, fire, and public safety agencies as necessary.
- Perform crowd control duties as necessary during special events or emergency incidents.
- Control vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow.
- Create and issue parking permits and student IDs.
- Answer phone calls and dispatch police department personnel as necessary.
- Monitor and dispatch alarm panel activations.
- Utilize computer aided dispatching (CAD) software, electronic records management applications, and paperless report writing programs to effectively document and record department activities and responses.
- Perform functions relating to emergency and routine radio and telephone communications.
- Use appropriate discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
- Must be a Lewis University Student.
- Must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
- Criminal/Social Justice majors preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
- Ability to walk, run, and provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment, work outdoors in a variety of adverse weather conditions.
- Must be able to work with flexible schedules involving evening, weekend, and holiday work.