Campus Police Officer

Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University Police Department

The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer position to advance WVU’s commitment to our values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation. WVU’s Police Department is a 24/7 community based, progressive agency that gives officers the flexibility to do good work for all faculty, staff, students and visitors.

WVU Campus Police Officers are state certified and sworn police officers that exercise the same authority as all other law enforcement agencies under WV Law. With opportunities for advancement, ongoing training and the ability to work in specialized units, Officers are given the means to grow within the University Police Department. Apply now to become a member of one of the most community-oriented police organizations in the profession.
What you’ll do:

  • Patrol assigned area on campus to observe persons and property to reduce and prevent criminal activities.
  • Advise public on ways to make them more secure and seeks public support for crime prevention.
  • Patrol campus, direct traffic and provide crowd control during special events such as concerts, athletic events and other similar activities which draw large crowds of people.
  • Enforce all federal, state and University laws, rules and regulations.
  • Investigate criminal complaints and both traffic and non-traffic accidents in conjunction with the Investigative Unit by collecting and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects, searching records, and surveillance activities.
  • Testify in court or University hearing to knowledge of or actions taken in regard to matters of interest to the courts or University.
  • Watch for fire, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous or damaging situations and respond appropriately.
  • Administer first-aid to injured or sick persons and provide or arrange for necessary transportation.
  • Escort persons making cash deposits, ensuring the safety of those individuals transporting large sums of money.

Qualifications

  • Must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Associates degree
    • 60 college credit hours
    • 19 months work experience dealing with the public, criminal justice experience preferred
    • 19 months military experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related civilian or military criminal justice experience
  • Preference given to certified training or completion of this Department’s field training program
  • Preference maybe given to already certified candidates
  • Must be able to maintain law enforcement officer certification