Police Officer

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Salary range: $29,772 – $51,000.

Position Summary:

Norfolk State University’s Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the University community. NSU invites applicants to the position of Police Officer.

The incumbent is responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth, the rules and regulations of the University, and providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the community. To complete agency training programs and certifications to fully sworn officers advancing to perform senior law enforcement activities. Conduct independent patrol, inspections, arrests, evidence compilation, preservation, reports, testifying in judicial proceedings, education presentations and training. Responsible for investigation as well as training, coordination and assigning work within their field of assignment or expertise.

Norfolk State University Police Department is seeking certified / lateral officer transfers for applicants who possess or have possessed a Virginia law enforcement certification within the past three years.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct security patrols of campus buildings, grounds and assigned sectors/perimeters.
  • Enforce University rules and regulations and the ordinances of the Commonwealth.
  • Investigate matters of complaints, accidents, and alleged crimes and complete reports as required.
  • Respond to emergency situations to include administering first aid.
  • Patrol assigned sectors on foot, bicycle, and vehicle in efforts to detect and prevent crimes.


  1. Must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire.
  2. Possess a valid driver’s license.
  3. Demonstrated skill in interpreting complex policies, procedures and ordinances.
  4. Demonstrated skill in preparing reports.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interact with and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with general public.
  6. Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  7. Ability to carry firearm (no felony or domestic assault convictions).
  8. Ability to pass a physical fitness test.

Preferred Requirements:

  1. Associates degree in Criminal Justice, or college credits earned via an accredited higher educational institution in Criminal Justice.
  2. Considerable experience working on a college or university campus.
  3. Considerable knowledge of law enforcement work activities and concepts.
  4. DCJS (Department Criminal Justice Services) law enforcement certified.