Police Officer

Chesterfield, VA
Virginia State University

Virginia State University invites applications for the Police Office position. The Police Officer will protect life, property, and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, as well as, regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines. The Police Officer will conduct campus patrols, investigate complaints, suspicious activity and crime/traffic accidents; make arrests and issue citations, give court testimony and initiate written reports, and operate police communication equipment.

Job Close Date 11/02/2019

Hiring Range $38,000 – $42,000


Minimum Qualifications
The incumbent in this position must have the ability to gain a working knowledge of civil and criminal law; law enforcement and basic safety practices/procedures; and the judicial system by attending a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Police Academy. The incumbent must have the ability to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations, to obtain certification as a Campus Police Officer as mandated by the DCJS, to develop skills to handle fierams and operate a motor vehicle safely, gain knowledge necessary to apply and interpret laws, rules, or regulations; work independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports, conduct investigations or other research; and resolve problems. The incumbent is required to have a valid Virginia Driver’s License, must never have been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, and posses a high school diploma or GED.

The incumbent in this position must be law enforcement certified prior to the first day of hire with Virginia State University.

Continued employment is contingent upon successful compliance with mandatory training standards of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Must be willing to submit to and successful pass background investigations.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior police experience is not required, but an understanding of basic law enforcement concepts and fundamental is preferred.
Two years of college is preferred.