COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER I                                                 7084




An employee in this class patrols the grounds and buildings of a Suffolk County Community College campus to prevent trespassing and property damage and to maintain public order.  The incumbent patrols on foot, bicycle or by car, directs traffic, and assists and directs students and visitors.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a College Public Safety Officer II, with considerable latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgement,  and is reviewed through frequent checks and inspections as well as regular reports. Does related work as required. 



            Patrols buildings and grounds to prevent trespassing, property damage, and criminal acts, and to maintain order; 

            Patrols parking lots to deter theft of property from vehicles, and issues citations for parking and regulatory sign violations; 

            Makes regular inspections of all buildings, reporting any fire hazards or maintenance issues;

            Greets visitors and directs them to buildings, open house exhibits, commencement exercises, orientation and other campus activities that are open to the public; 

            Investigates motor vehicle accidents that occur on campus and assists motorists with lockouts, dead batteries, and other vehicular problems;

            Investigates complaints made directly to the public safety office or assigned through administration, including Title IX, NYS Sexual Misconduct, and Student Code of Conduct violations, testifying in court when required;

            Responds to all incidents, accidents and medical emergencies, providing necessary assistance;

            Writes detailed reports of all incidents and accidents, manages and maintains database of all reports;

            Conducts the safe and orderly evacuation of one or more buildings on campus in the event of a fire alarm or bomb threat;

            Directs and maintains a smooth flow of traffic through campus whenever necessary; 

            Participates in crowd control at all college and outside functions on campus;

            Operates a two-way radio communication system to dispatch college public safety personnel.



Good knowledge of what constitutes legally and socially acceptable conduct on public grounds and in public buildings; good knowledge of campus grounds and buildings, and of those areas in which criminal activity is most likely to occur; working knowledge of the techniques of routine traffic control; ability to interact with students, staff and the public courteously and effectively; ability to render assistance in cases of accident or illness on campus; ability to carry out instructions and make accurate reports; ability to recognize and report suspicious activities and report evidence of loss or damage to property; ability to identify dynamics within a crowd as well as the purpose and objectives of a crowd; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 




   Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.



            1) Candidates must successfully pass a qualifying psychological evaluation authorized by the

Suffolk County Department of Civil Service.

            2) Candidates must successfully pass a qualifying medical evaluation authorized by the Suffolk

County Department of Civil Service.

            3) Upon appointment, candidates must apply for, and maintain registration as a guard with the

New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.

            4) Possession of a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid license throughout their employment in this title.