Police Officer

Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Position Summary:

To protect life and property of the University community and its visitors by providing law enforcement services, traffic and crowd control, and fire prevention and safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to successfully complete associated field training within one year of employment.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to collect and assemble pertinent facts, to exercise tact, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling law enforcement matters.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Demonstrated computer experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply state laws and University regulation, law enforcement techniques, procedures, operations and investigations, safety and security methods, crime prevention techniques and positive community relations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience working at a university or college institution or municipal public safety agency in a public safety capacity.
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours towards a degree program.