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Lane College - Jackson, TN
Full Time


Job Title: Campus Safety Resource Officer

Reports to: Director of Campus Safety and Security

Classification Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Division of Student Affairs at Lane College is looking for an experienced, caring, and committed professional to provide personal, equipment, and real property security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors on Lane College campus.

Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Safety and Security, the Campus Security Officer is primarily focused on maintaining a visible presence in public areas, observing incidents, acting, and notifying others according to established protocols.


  • Patrols campus buildings, grounds and roadways on foot and by vehicle. Guards property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Protects campus property by inspecting and checking security of doors, windows and gates. Turns lights on and/or off.
  • Maintains active presence in public areas to enhance the safety of parked vehicles. May escort individuals to parked vehicles. Enforces parking rules and regulations. Issues parking citations.
  • Observes, investigates, and reports potentially dangerous conditions and the presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings.
  • Responds to, assesses, and deals with disturbances according to department policy.
  • Calls for assistance from community-based police services as required.
  • Observes and documents details of occurrences.
  • Assists community-based police in the detainment or arrest of violators when necessary.
  • Reports emergency medical situations, summoning the appropriate emergency medical services.
  • Responds to complaints and hazardous situations.
  • Responds to incidents putting students, staff, and the general public at risk or harm.
  • Detects and reports fire hazards. Extinguishes small blazes and reports fires to the local Fire Department using established emergency communications protocols. Responds to fire and burglar alarms. Summons police and fire department personnel as needed.
  • Directs traffic at fire, special events and other congested situations.
  • Assists with security and facilitates movement of pedestrians and vehicles at campus functions.
  • Assists with traffic flow and controls parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas.
  • Enhances day-to-day public relations by providing information and assistance to students, staff, and the public in a way that establishes and maintains rapport with the college community.
  • Provides information and responds to questions from students, staff, and the public.
  • Prepares logs and reports of daily activities including, but not limited to accident and incident reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires a basic knowledge of the methods and practices and procedures of law enforcement including those used in patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification.
  • Requires sufficient math skills to record distances, numbers, and times.
  • Requires sufficient writing skill to prepare incident reports.
  • Requires sufficient human relations skill to resolve confrontation, apply basic interviewing techniques, affect behavior of others, and convey a positive image of Lane College.


  • Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position.
  • Must be able to use all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take action.
  • Must be able to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations.
  • Requires the ability to meet standards of physical stature, endurance and agility established by the College.
  • Must be able to initiate and maintain communication with community-based police, fire and dispatch.
  • Must be able to administer first aid in emergency situations.
  • Requires the ability to work productively with students, staff, and visitors.


  • Must be able to work inside and outdoors engaged in work primarily of an active nature.
  • Requires ambulatory ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, physical strength to carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis, and agility to respond to situations.
  • Maintain cardiovascular fitness in order to walk and run.
  • Requires the ability to use near and far visual acuity to observe campus activity and read reports and written instructions.
  • Requires the ability to use hearing for ordinary conversation and to hear other sounds in order to respond to normal and emergency situations.


Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent and
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a security or law enforcement setting
  • Certified, licensed, trained and cleared to carry a fire arm.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.