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Police Officer

Law Enforcement
Exec VP Administration
22001762 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Responsible for the enforcement of institute, state and federal laws and regulations in the protection of life and property in service to the institution's community.

Job Duties:

  1. Preserves the peace through the use and execution of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime.
  2. Patrols buildings and grounds checking locked doors and windows and investigates suspicious activity or individual(s).
  3. Performs law enforcement functions in the areas of patrol, security, investigations, gang activity prevention, and surveillance.
  4. Utilizes proper means to ensure the safety and security of people, property and equipment throughout the institution’s community.
  5. Enforces traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody, or issuing citations/warnings.
  6. Investigates motor vehicle collisions.
  7. Provides service, information, and directions to students, employees, and visitors.
  8. Performs all other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED and successful completion of a TCOLE approved Basic Peace Officer Course and TCOLE exam is required.

At least sixty (60) college hours from an accredited college or university is preferred.



Successful completion of a formal field-training program is preferred, no experience required


Additional Licenses and Certifications:

Must hold a Peace Officer Commission, issued by the Institute and a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension.

Must be eligible to drive institution owned/leased motor vehicle.

Must meet certain prerequisites established by the Office of the Director of Police, the Board of Regents, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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