Pre-Certified Police Officer

Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Certification as a Virginia Law Enforcement Officer or must complete police academy, field training and maintain VA DCJS law enforcement certification.
  • Must have a Virginia motor vehicle driver’s license and a clear driving record.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony, crimes involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.
  • Must provide birth certificate and pass a polygraph, a drug test and a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Needs excellent ability to communicate and work effectively at all levels within and outside the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work collaboratively with other employees.
  • Ability to fit into a team environment as characterized by shared accountabilities.
  • Emphasis on providing the highest levels of responsiveness and customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to interact physically and psychologically with a diverse population in stressful environments.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Able to work shifts.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Excellent working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and ordinances, rules and regulations of VCU, and the rules and regulations of the VCU Police Department.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of projects and to work independently.