University Police Officer

Hampton, VA
Hampton University

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, patrol the campus by foot and/or vehicle to prevent crime or disturbances of businesses and persons within the University. Notes suspicious persons and unusual conditions and makes preliminary investigations. Examines buildings and check doors and windows for security. Report hazards that endanger public safety such as damaged utility structures, traffic signals, etc. responsible for law enforcement duties for the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and all property within the area under the control and jurisdiction of Hampton University. Exercise independent judgment within the limits prescribed by law, rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees, University rules and regulations and Police Department Policies and Procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces Virginia codes and laws on the property under the control and jurisdiction of Hampton University.
  • Provides service, information and aid to students, employees and visitors.
  • Preserves the peace by all lawful means, interceding lawfully to prevent and/or suppress crime.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations, acknowledges radio transmissions relaying citizen’s complaints and proceeds to location.
  • Watches for and makes recovery of lost and stolen property and vehicles.
  • Arrests offenders with or without warrant when authorized by law.
  • Enforces traffic law; detect violations, issues citations or warnings.
  • Investigates motor vehicle accidents.
  • Enforces Board of Trustees and Student Affairs Rules and Regulations.
  • Operates vehicles, two-way radios, computers, office machines, emergency medical equipment, and radar detection device.
  • Serve warrants and summonses.
  • Arrest violators for misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Appear in court as the arresting officer, reporting person, witness or person with knowledge.
  • Investigate traffic accident and renders first aid to the injured.
  • Direct and reroutes traffic around accidents or other disruptions.
  • Prepares reports and perform other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of the interpretation and application of laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations.
  • Knows and understands Virginia codes and laws to be enforced by Campus Police Officers.
  • Knows and understands departmental and university policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Qualified on and uses equipment assigned to the department.
  • Use of a firearm.
  • Qualified first-aid care first responder; CPR certified.
  • Demonstrate logical, effective problem solving ability. Knows, understands, and applies correct use of force, including lethal and less than lethal force.
  • Provides credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Qualified with department firearm through a department certified instructor.
  • Maintains a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services.