Police Officer

Charlottesville, VA
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Salary: $50,000-$52,000.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols campus and properties to investigate disturbances.
  • Protect life & property & report safety hazards.
  • Operates communication & police equipment.
  • Enforces laws, including College policies and parking regulations, within jurisdictional boundaries.
  • Control crowds, traffic, parking & pedestrians during special functions, escorts visitors & dignitaries; responds to emergencies.
  • Prepares reports; conducts initial investigations & secures evidence; serves legal papers; testifies in court and at hearings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


  • Significant work-related experience.
  • Be a certified law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Maintain law enforcement officer certification to include completing the minimum in-service education requirements established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS.)
  • Be able to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations. Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of law enforcement, as well as security and safety concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of customer service practices and principles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately handle agency issued weapons and qualify Bi-annually in the use of agency issued firearms in accordance with the minimum standards established by Department Policy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate a department motor vehicle safely.
  • Demonstrate the ability to give clear oral and written instructions to elicit compliance with law, policies, and regulations in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to gather information and write factual reports.
  • Ability to testify truthfully and factually in legal hearings and court.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  • High school education or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from a basic law enforcement academy.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous work experience working in a college, military and/or municipal police environment.
  • Prior Community Policing experience.
  • Proven subject matter knowledge, which may be evidenced by training, experience, and/or credentials.
  • Current or former DCJS General and/or Specialty Instructor Certification.