Police Officer

Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Essential Functions:

  • Police Officers perform a wide range of tasks to promote overall public safety.
  • Work involves protecting lives, property, and rights of the public; investigatingcriminal activity, and assisting in any university function as needed providing safety and security services.
  • Officers are also responsible for testifying in court as well as preparing accurate and detailed reports.
  • In addition to the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, Police Officers require strong ethical behavior, self-discipline, diplomacy, and human compassion.


  • Some knowledge of criminal laws, case laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, juvenile procedures, effective policing practices and due process. Knowledge of effective communication strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Effective problem-solving skills and techniques including when serving diverse community members or
  • Good skills of observation and memory.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, explain and apply established policies,procedures, case laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to treat others with dignity andrespect regardless of the situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on established standards and anaccurate assessment of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions, initiate actions to meet establishedobjectives or deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete required documentation, and reports withaccuracy.
  • Ability to effectively utilize windows operating systems, Apple IOS, MicrosoftOffice Suite and similar products used to generate documents and facilitatecommunications.Ability to effectively operate police mobile recording equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work with aggressive or emotionally unstable persons while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide services with superior community relations skills.
  • Requires ability to deal courteously and effectively with a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to work shift work, during inclement weather, or emergency situations- Designated as Essential Personnel.