Police Officer

Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington

Provide a safe environment for the students, faculty and staff. To provide the appropriate law enforcement services to University of Mary Washington, as needed.

General Description of Position
Performs law enforcement,community policing, crime prevention, security and related public safety functions within state controlled property. To protect life, property and enforce the rules and regulations of University of Mary Washington as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in such a manner which supports the mission of the University of Mary Washington. Additionally, to provide a safe environment which is conducive to the education of students, and promotes harmony for all members of the University community.

Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work
Knowledge of and experience in the principles and techniques of law enforcement, security, crime detection and prevention, as well as criminal investigation. Proficiency with and experience in the use of police equipment relevant to the job; to include the use of carried weapons. Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, with diverse groups of employees, students and members of the general public; to interpret laws, polices, and regulations governing the operation of the institution; the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.

Required Education

  • Graduation from a high school or equivalent training and experience
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Required Experience

  • Previous Law Enforcement experience
  • Candidate must be a DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Preferred Education

  • Associate’s degree

Preferred Experience

  • CIT Certified
  • DCJS General Instructor

Required Licensure

  • Candidate must be a DCJS certified Law Enforcement Officer: plus specialized training related to the position.
  • Mandatory certification by the DCJS as a law enforcement office
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen