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University Police Investigator I

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Local Title: University Police Investigator I
Budget Title: University Police Investigator I
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Security & Police


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of University Police and Public Safety at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time University Police Investigator 1.

University Police Investigators investigate crimes and other matters affecting security at the campuses of the State University of New York in order to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of suspects and violators.  They regularly interview witnesses, victims, complainants and suspects and coordinate with local police officials to obtain information relevant to the conduct of law enforcement investigations of criminal acts or violations of University regulations at campuses.  They also periodically instruct other members of the University Police organization in law enforcement and investigative techniques and may meet with student organizations, groups, faculty and staff to discuss security problems, explain the mission of the University Police, and develop positive, cooperative relationships between University Police and the campus community.

Illustrative Duties

  • Incumbents investigate crimes and incidents using the full range of investigative techniques including surveillance and interviews in order to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of suspects and violators.
  • Interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects in order to obtain information used in determining criminal guilt, recovering stolen property and preparing depositions and confessions while exercising discretion in determining the content, scope and extent of questioning and observing the civil and constitutional rights of those questioned.
  • Confer with other law enforcement officials and district attorneys to convey and obtain information relevant to the conduct of investigations.
  • Meet with faculty and student organizations to discuss security problems and develop cooperative relationships between the University Police and campus community.
  • May conduct confidential background investigations of prospective employees in the Classified and Unclassified Service and employees of the University Police Department.
Required Qualifications:
  • 1-year of experience as a University Police Officer 1.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

  • $69,017 Base Salary plus $15,000 Geographic Differential and $5,000 Expanded Duty Pay as well as $3,630 Location Pay
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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