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Job Opportunity: Police Officer at the University of Miami Police Department (UMPD)

The UM Police Department has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Police Officer to work on the Coral Gables Campus.

**Police Officer Salary:**

– Starting salary: $60,008 to $65,998
– Additional monthly enhancement: Raises annual pay range to $74,024 to $80,014

**Benefits:**

As an employee of UMPD, you’ll receive numerous benefits, including:

– 100% free UM tuition for you
– Tuition remission for your family based on years of service (70%, 85%, and 100% discount)
– A 4-day work week with rotating shifts ensuring equal weekend and night time assignments; priority for midnight shifts
– One of the best 403b Retirement Savings Plans in Florida with a 5% automatic core contribution and a dollar-for-dollar match on voluntary contributions up to an additional 5%
– Great health insurance for you and your family with $5 co-pay clinic visits
– 2 weeks paid parental leave, free life insurance coverage (up to $100K), and free legal services
– A $2000 retention bonus upon completion of Field Training
– Free on-duty meals on campus
– Work in one of the safest policing communities in Florida

**Role Overview:**

UMPD is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for the University community. A Police Officer’s primary responsibility is the protection of life and property on a 24-hour basis.

**Essential Duties:**

A Police Officer may serve in various roles such as a uniformed patrol officer, detective, community police officer, directed patrol officer, canine officer, or a problem-solving team officer. The role includes:

– Responding to emergency calls and service requests
– Enforcing state laws and county ordinances
– Ensuring safe and efficient traffic flow
– Conducting preliminary investigations, filing criminal charges, and testifying in court
– Arresting violators and providing assistance to injured or ill persons
– Patrolling assigned areas and providing escorts for students, faculty, and staff
– Performing administrative tasks and assisting visitors and university employees
– Working special duty during university events

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**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:**

**Knowledge:**
– Modern police methods and practices
– Geography of Coral Gables and the University of Miami campus
– Laws, ordinances, and university policies
– Clery Act and Title IX

**Skills:**
– Use and care of firearms and other equipment
– Effective communication (written, verbal, and oral)
– Critical thinking and public speaking
– Computer proficiency

**Abilities:**
– Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
– Reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies
– Preparing clear and accurate reports
– Administering first aid
– Operating office equipment and vehicles in normal and emergency conditions

**Supervision:**

– **Given:** General direction to student staff, contract security personnel, and police officers if acting as a sergeant.
– **Received:** Reports to the assigned shift commander or command officer.

**Qualifications:**

– Valid Florida Driver’s License
– FDLE certified
– 54 college credits (or 3 years military service/law enforcement experience)
– U.S. citizenship
– Thorough background investigation
– Law enforcement certification in Florida

**Education/Training:**

– 54 college credits (or 3 years military service/law enforcement experience)

**Job Status:** Full-time
**Employee Type:** Staff
**Pay Grade:** A9

**The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, tuition remission, and more.**

**UHealth-University of Miami Health System**, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we serve South Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, with over one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research, and patient care.

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**Patient safety is a top priority.** During the influenza season (September through April), all employees providing ongoing patient services or working in patient care areas must have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

**The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.** Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by federal law. Click [here](#) for additional information.

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Embrace the challenge you’ve been looking for and apply today to join the University of Miami Police Department!

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