Part-Time Armed Police Officer - Methodist Hospital

Location: San Antonio, Texas US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 19299

Position Title:

External Description:
Security- Off Duty Police Officer

The off duty Armed Police Officer (APO) is responsible for the protection of the facility's assets, people and programs. The APO establishes a positive Security image by being highly visible and vigilant to fire, health and safety hazards as well as criminal threats. The APO takes immediate corrective actions and/or deficiencies to minimize the potential for harm. The APO maintains a close working relationship with hospital employees to provide a safe and secure environment.

Armed officer consists or carrying and the use of a self-defensive weapon such as a Taser or handgun.

General Responsibilities

- Supports the hospital's safety and security management program in an attempt to provide a safe and secure physical environment.

- Assists all hospital patients, visitors and employees with dignity and respect and acknowledges their needs in a timely manner.

- The APO conduct demonstrates compliance with and reporting of suspected violations of relevant laws and regulations, the facility's policies and procedures.

- Provides preventative patrols in the area in and around the Emergency Department.

- Assists hospital staff with the enforcement of Emergency Detention Orders (ED) when appropriate.

- Provides emergency communication between the hospital and the police department during emergency situations.


Healthcare facilities and free standing Emergency Departments.


Reports to the Security Program Manager.


- Must be a police academy graduate

- Must be an employed, sworn and commissioned police officer with a local law enforcement agency

- Documentation of ongoing law enforcement training as required by the Law Enforcement Agency.


- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training.


- Knowledge in basic security principles.

- Skill in presenting oneself as being of high quality character.

- Skill in remaining courteous in difficult situations.

- Skill in communicating clearly and effectively in English.

- Skill in writing clear, concise and comprehensive reports.

- Ability to maintain excellent grooming standards.

- Ability to remain in good physical condition to respond to daily rigors of the job.

- Ability to operate electronic security equipment.

Other Requirements

- Only specific department approved firearms, batons and pepper foam may be carried as duty weapons by officers certified to carry the specific weapons.

- Off duty police officers are allowed to carry as duty service firearms only those caliber firearms that have successfully completed the qualification training with through a department approved program. Under no circumstances shall an off duty officer be allowed to carry an unauthorized firearm or other unauthorized weapon.

- Authorized holsters must have a minimum Level II retention capability.

- Only hollow point ammunition will be approved to carry in duty service firearm. Absolutely no reloads, remanufactured, alterations or modifications of any kind to ammunition is permitted.


City: San Antonio

Location_formattedLocationLong: San Antonio, Texas US

State: Texas

Community / Marketing Title: Part-Time Armed Police Officer - Methodist Hospital

Company Profile:

Requisition Number: 18-18869

EEO Employer Verbiage:

303-603-3000    ::   990 South Broadway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80209       © Copyright 2019 HSS Inc. All rights reserved.      Have Questions? Call 1-844-285-5626

990 South Broadway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80209
© Copyright 2019 HSS Inc. All rights reserved.

Have Questions? Call 1-844-285-5626