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Requisition # 2020-12065
Date Posted 1 week ago(10/16/2020 5:06 PM)
On a 24 /7 day work schedule consisting of various day, evening and weekend shifts, this position performs inspection and testing of campus life safety systems, including but not limited to Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Pumps, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, etc. Provides around-the-clock campus-wide, initial responder service for emergency, urgent, and routine events related to life safety, access control, security, environmental and other facilities systems.
Site Protection-Tech Staff
Full-Time / Part-Time
Building Trades and Technicians
Requisition # 2020-12017
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(9/30/2020 4:29 PM)
 OVERVIEW The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 120 staff members.   The department consists of professional university police, non-sworn security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community. DPS was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2015. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process. DPS sworn University Police Officers have the authority of commissioned police officers with full power of arrest deriving their law enforcement authority from New Jersey statutes (Title 18A, Sections 6-4.2 and 6-4.5) and the Trustees of Princeton University. Title 18A, Section 6-4.5 provides that sworn University Police Officers “shall possess all the powers of policemen and constables in criminal cases and offenses against the law anywhere in the State of New Jersey [including the powers of arrest], pursuant to any limitations as may be imposed by the governing body of the institution which appointed and commissioned the person.” University Police Officers are required to complete the same police academies and annual training as their municipal counterparts.  This training has been approved and authorized by the State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Police Training Commission.  Our University police officers who are unarmed on a daily basis have access to a rifle in two limited situations, an active shooter incident or when there is someone brandishing a firearm on campus. All police officers have qualified with a firearm while at the police academy and are required to attend mandatory in-service firearms training throughout the year to enable them to perform more efficiently and more safely. DPS has 39 sworn officers including a captain, 3 lieutenants, 8 sergeants, 6 corporals, 2 detectives, and 19 University police officers. For full consideration a cover letter and resume must be submitted in addition to the online application.  Must have current New Jersey Police Officer Certification; approval of New Jersey Training Commission (NJPTC) for police commission or be a Special Officer Class II (SLEO II). To read the Princeton University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report click here.
Public Safety
Full-Time / Part-Time
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
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