Welcome to Arkansas State University!

The University Police Department at Arkansas State University accepts applications for patrol officer on a continual basis.  Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be contacted as openings are created.  

A-State is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 

The Public Safety Officer is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws and parking regulations. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy

University Benefits (Retirement, Health Insurance, Supplemental Insurances)

8hrs of Sick Leave Earned (12 Days Annually)

15hrs of Annual Leave Earned monthly (22.5 Days Annually)

12 Paid Holidays to Take Off Annually

Tuition Discount up to 75% off for Employee (Including spouse and children)

 The minimum requirements include the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; Must be certified or be able to become certified within one year of employment by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy as a Police Officer in accordance with ACA 12-9-106 or an approved law enforcement training academy. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.  The applicant cannot have any felony convictions.


A-State is committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.

Current Annual Salary: $43,926.00

5.5% additional shift differential for staff working evening and nights. ($46,341.00)


To be notified of future openings in our dispatch communication center, please fill out the form below.  Thank you for your interest in the University Police Department.  We will keep your submission for 6 months.  After that time you may resubmit the form again.