Constables (FT) – University Safety

 Effective immediately: (FT) Constables in the University Safety Department – Wilmington University, New Castle.

Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Related coursework or specialized training beyond high school is preferred. Incumbent must have a current COPT Certification or State Constable License to include certification in Firearms.  If hired, candidate must maintain certifications in firearms, Taser, CPR accordance with the Delaware Board of Examiners for Constables and Wilmington University standards. Candidate must also obtain and maintain a Delaware Conceal Carry license or LEOSA certification. Successful candidate must undergo physical testing and either an MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) or a PAI (Personal Assessment Inventory) evaluation administered by a practitioner of the University’s choice. Candidate must possess excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented and able to work with diverse populations. Must be self-directed and able to make decisions independently. Must be committed to a team-building approach as well as maintaining an effective working relationship with all employees. Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office. Must have a working knowledge of the DELJIS System as well as RMS and/or other web-based training systems. The ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in any situation is a must.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):   
•    Candidate must be able to meet the requirements of Constable (State of Delaware): In accordance with Title 10, Chapter 27, and Section 2705 of the Delaware Code.
•    Candidate, when and where necessary, will exercise the powers of arrest and detention at all Wilmington University campuses.
•    Works closely with law enforcement agencies of jurisdiction.
•    Responsible to patrol campus facilities, providing visible security coverage during hours of operation.
•    Operates safety vehicles assigned to the department. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
•    Candidate will monitor safety desks, telephones, radios, security/fire alarms and CCTV cameras.
•    Responds to calls for service for students, faculty, staff and visitors, as necessary.
•    Candidate will be responsible for incident/accident investigations and completing written reports in accordance with department policies.
•    Operates DELJIS, Report Executive Records Management System, Access Control Systems and other assigned Safety Department computers.
•    Candidate will ensure compliance with all Clery Act guidelines and follow department’s standard operating procedures and policies.
•    Provide escorts to students, faculty, staff and visitors, as necessary.
•    Monitor and assist with traffic control at all campuses.
•    Conduct “Security Tours” at all sites.
•    Report safety issues/hazards to appropriate safety supervisors and/or proper departments, as necessary.
•    Candidate will perform other duties which may be assigned by the safety supervisors and/or the AVP.

Hours of Employment: There will be day and evening shifts also including weekends should the institution be in operation and campus activities require Constable presence. (Candidate must be flexible with their hours to meet the needs of the department and/or the University). Travel may be required to different campuses for work assignment on rotating or permanent basis.

Benefits: Wilmington University offers an excellent benefit package that includes Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan (403b), Dependent Care Assistance, Life & Disability Insurances and Education benefits.

Salary Range:   Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wilmington University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff to all postings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status or other characteristics protected by law.

The security of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Wilmington University. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report contains information for all Wilmington University sites regarding campus security programs, recommended personal safety practices, the authority of University Public safety Officers, campus disciplinary procedures, and campus crime statistics for the most recent three year period can be found online at or a hard copy may be requested from the Wilmington University Department of University Safety at (302) 325-3333.


Employment Status: Full time
Location: New Castle Site
department: University Safety

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Established in 1968, Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit, open-access university enrolling over 20,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level students whose areas of focus are in Business, Communication, Education, Health Professions, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Technology. Wilmington University serves nontraditional and traditional students seeking flexible scheduling, convenient classroom locations, and affordable tuition. The University provides traditional classroom learning locations in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and offers online learning and experiential credit options in a variety of academic areas.