School District Police Officer

Job | Posted 23 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support



Job Summary:
To provide law enforcement to district schools and protect students, employees and property in order to create a safe and secure learning environment.

Essential Functions:
- Provides diligent patrol to district schools and property in order to deter crimes against students, staff or property.
- Enforces Pennsylvania Crime Codes by making arrests or issuing citations for violations on school property.
- Responds to emergencies at district buildings or on school busses.
- Acts as liaison between the district, local communities and local law enforcement agencies.
- Enforces school district residency attendance, rules and policies.
- Conducts investigations of residency and truancy cases.
- Prepares related truancy citations, as required.
- Conducts investigations of crimes and cases of employee misconduct, ensuring that evidence is collected and preserved.
- Provides supervision of students' behavior, including arrival and dismissal.
- Contributes information, as necessary, to disciplinary referrals, reports and logs.
- Monitors traffic and parking on and around district property.
- Performs in accordance with school policy, administrative regulations, state and federal laws.
-  Provides for the safety and security of students, staff, visitors and property in accordance with policies. 

-  Reports concerns and incidents, which may require corrective action to the Principal. 

-  Assists school administrators with investigations as assigned. 

-  Separates students involved in altercations and maintains crowd control as needed in accordance with established guidelines regarding the use of force. 


Additional Duties: 

Performs related duties as required. 

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be inclusive of every task or responsibility. 


Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

-  Works in standard school building environment. 

-  Ability to separate students or others involved in altercations. 


Qualifications Profile: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level:        High School
Education Details:      Act 120 or Act 2
                                   Basic SRO authorized by PDE
Experience:                2-3 Years
Experience Details:    Police or Security Experience
                                   Experience with technology that is compatible with district-wide systems and a data management system

Work Schedule:
The School Police Officer position is understood to be a full-time, school-year position, which requires a minimum of eight hours work each day, five days per week, or 195 work days per calendar.

FLSA Status:


Highlands is EOE

Posted By

Highlands School District

1330 Eleventh Avenue , Natrona Heights, PA 15065

At the following locations

Highlands - All Buildings

1500 Pacific Avenue , Natrona Heights, PA 15065