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Campus Peace Officer

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an associate’s degree or completion of sixty (60) semester credit hours; OR

(B) Graduation from high school AND two (2) years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time) work experience in a uniformed position requiring police officer or peace officer certification.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


The employee must possess a valid NYS motor vehicle operators license at the time of appointment and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

The employee must possess one of the following first-aid certifications: Responding to Emergencies through the American Red Cross, or First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician certification within one year of the date of appointment and must maintain valid certification for the duration of employment. 

Candidates must successfully complete an approved Municipal Police Training Council Training Program for Campus Peace Officer as described in Section 2.30 of Criminal Procedure Law within one year of the date of appointment and maintain such certification at all times thereafter for the duration of employment.

Candidates must be eligible to obtain a firearms license pursuant to Section 400 of the New York State Penal Law.