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Police Cadet


System Office, TX

Employer:  Lone Star College
Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

    Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

    Campus Marketing Statement

    Lone Star College-System Office

    Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes 'America's Best Employers By State' list.

    LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

    Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

    Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381 .

    Job Description


    The Police Cadet is preparing to become a police officer within the Lone Star College Police Department. While waiting for police academy placement, the Cadet will serve as a Public Safety Officer performing non-law enforcement security duties. Once placed in a police academy, the Cadet will attend the academy full time and work towards graduation. Upon graduation, the individual will be sworn in as a peace officer and promoted to the rank of Lone Star College Police Officer.

  • While serving as a Public Safety Officer awaiting academy placement:
  • Patrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are properly secured
  • Provides assistance to all students, faculty, and visitors, and responds to calls for first aid and medical assists
  • Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and adheres to quality guidelines
  • Works under a moderate degree of supervision
  • Reports criminal activity and need for law enforcement services to LSC Police Dispatch
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
  • Upon placement in police academy:
  • Successfully completes all police academy requirements
  • Interacts regularly with department liaison
  • Passes TCOLE peace officer licensing exam
  • Qualifies with police department sidearm, rifles and less lethal tools

  • Microsoft Office and the use of software programs designed for police department use
  • Proficiency in the use of firearms
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Ability to work under pressure, remain calm in emergency situations, and skilled in conflict resolution
  • Must be able to retain and demonstrate knowledge of numerous criminal justice procedures, statutes and philosophies

  • Subject to extended periods of intense concentration
  • Ability to drive a patrol vehicle
  • Subject to physical harm such as weapons and physical attacks
  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception); possesses the ability to detect and observe movement and activity in extremely low light situations
  • Ability to stand for lengthy periods of time and perform strenuous physical exertion including bending, stooping, running, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc.
  • Ability to carry moderately heavy items on an as needed basis such as jump start booster pack and barricades to limit vehicular traffic. Work is performed primarily in an external environment with exposure to inclement weather and varying temperatures
  • Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand. Finger dexterity necessary to operate equipment used in the position
  • Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • May be required to physically restrain persons
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound
  • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and report
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another


    PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment. Machines, tools, equipment and work aids which may be representative but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this job. Motor vehicle and standard issue police equipment as specified by departmental policies.

  • Selected candidate will be required to sign a four-year contractual commitment to remain employed wi th the LSC Police Department upon graduation from police academy
  • Applicants must qualify with ONE of the following:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, OR
  • 30 earned hours from an accredited college or university and four years' experience working as a non-sworn employee with the LSC Police Department, OR
  • 60 earned hours or an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years' experience working as a non-sworn employee with the LSC Police Department, OR
  • Four years of United States military service with an honorable discharge
  • Valid Texas Driver's License with a driving record that meets the criteria established by the System
  • Once hired, must be able to graduate from the police academy selected by the LSC Police Department and obtain a TCOLE Peace Officer's License
  • Selected candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to be licensed by TCOLE
  • Selected candidate must be 21 years old to enter the academy

  • Salary

    Hiring salary range is $29,027

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:
  • Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  • If the position was full time or part time
  • If the position was paid or unpaid
  • Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

  • Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on 'My Activities' at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on 'Add Attachment.' Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply


    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.
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