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Cameron University

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Police Officer


Lawton, OK
ID: 1382 - 345

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the Director of Public Safety, an Office of Public Safety Police Officer patrols University property to enforce University rules and regulations, State, and Federal laws or Municipal ordinances.  Responsible for protection of life and property. Office of Public Safety Police Officers are State certified and commissioned Police Officers and as such have full police power and authority on University property.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduate of a standard high school or equivalent.  Must be 21 years of age, have mature judgment and able to work with minimum supervision.  Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.  Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license.  Able to perform certain physical activities associated with the duties of a police officer and qualify to carry a firearm.  Must be willing to submit to a detailed background investigation to include a credit check.  No felony convictions or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude.  Must be fingerprinted within ten days of conditional employment (fingerprints must be submitted to O.S.B.I.  and FBI for record checks).  Must take a psychological examination that will be evaluated by a licensed psychologist.  Must successfully complete The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) Oklahoma Basic Police Academy within one year of conditional employment and agree to remain with the Cameron University Office of Public Safety for a minimum period of one year or reimburse Cameron University for the Basic Police Academy training expense.  Must complete a minimum 25 hours of CLEET mandated training annually which includes a minimum of 2 hours of CLEET mental health training annually.  Must complete a one-year probationary period beginning from the date of graduation from the Police Academy or date of hire whichever is the latter.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior CLEET Police Officer certification. Successful completion of college level courses in criminal justice or law enforcement.  Two years of law enforcement experience. Experience working in a university environment. 


SALARY: Annual salary range is $29,590 (cadet officer) to $30,590 (certified officer) Officers assigned to nightshift earn an additional 5% shift differential pay.



Cameron University offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to benefit our employees. We are proud to offer such benefits as paid medical coverage for our employees, ample time off and opportunities and employee tuition waiver programs. To view all benefits available to employees, visit:


INSTITUTION: Cameron University ( is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at


APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.


DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by 07/22/2022 are assured of receiving full consideration. 


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This position is located at 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK. View the Google Map in full screen.