Campus Police Officer

Galax, VA
Wytheville Community College

Salary: Minimum $50,000.

Position Summary:

The mission of Wytheville Community College is to provide a quality, comprehensive education for the citizens of the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe and the city of Galax. To achieve this mission and to fulfill its role as an educational leader and partner, Wytheville Community College commits to a student-centered environment by: providing programs and courses in occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, distance education, continuing education, and workforce development; utilizing a broad range of instructional technologies, methods, materials, and facilities that are designed to meet the diverse needs of students; offering a supportive, comprehensive program of student development services that contribute to student persistence, success, and citizenship; fueling regional and state economic development by forging partnerships with businesses, industries, public agencies, civic groups, public schools, and other institutions of higher education not only within the service region but throughout the Commonwealth; promoting Appalachian Culture and cultural opportunities of Southwest Virginia; promoting accessibility; promoting accessibility and affordability; and ensuring quality in all programs and services.

Essential Functions:

  • Investigating motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, and criminal matters;
  • Enforcement of state laws and college policies;
  • Preparation of reports; courtroom testimony;
  • Traffic direction and crowd control;
  • Response to emergency situations;
  • Extended foot patrol; working a rotating shift that may include weekends, nights, and holidays; reporting for duty in adverse weather conditions and/or when the college is otherwise closed (“Emergency Personnel”); and adhering to all criteria established for a Police Department.


  • Experience with writing reports or similar documents.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Demonstrated computer experience.
  • Current Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certification at the time of hire.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section 15.2-1705.
  • Must qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm.
  • Must be a high school graduate or able to furnish documentary evidence of equivalency degree.
  • Must currently possess a valid Virginia Operator’s License or be able to obtain it within 30 days of employment.
  • Must meet vision requirements: no worse than 20/200 uncorrected, must correct to 20/20; color blindness, including pronounced shade deficiencies, will be disqualifying.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age on the date of hire.
  • Must meet all other standards by law (15.2-1705: 9-169 Code of Virginia) and by the policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a law enforcement officer in a higher education institution.