Law Enforcement Officer I
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Virginia State University invites applications for the Police Office position. The Police Officer will protect life, property, and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, as well as, regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines. The Police Officer will conduct campus patrols, investigate complaints, suspicious activity and crime/traffic accidents; make arrests and issue citations, give court testimony and initiate written reports, and operate police communication equipment.
The incumbent in this position must be law enforcement certified prior to the first day of hire with Virginia State University.
DCJS Law Enforcement Certification indicates that the following criteria has been met: The law enforcement officer certification is obtained by (1)successfully completing the basic law enforcement academy, (2) the law enforcement state certification exam and (3) completing field training for law enforcement officers within 12 months. The initial law enforcement officer certification is not valid until all three steps have been completed and the documentation of the required 100 hours minimum of law enforcement field training (DCJS Form FTO-OJT) has been sent to DCJS, and entered into the training records management system.
The incumbent in this position must have the ability to gain a working knowledge of civil and criminal law; law enforcement and basic safety practices/procedures; and the judicial system by attending a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Police Academy. The incumbent must have the ability to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations, to obtain certification as a Campus Police Officer as mandated by the DCJS, to develop skills to handle firearms and operate a motor vehicle safely, gain knowledge necessary to apply and interpret laws, rules, or regulations; work independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports, conduct investigations or other research; and resolve problems. The incumbent is required to have a valid Virginia Driver’s License, must never have been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, and posses a high school diploma or GED.
Continued employment is contingent upon successful compliance with mandatory training standards of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Must be willing to submit to and successful pass background investigations.
Prior police experience is not required, but an understanding of basic law enforcement concepts and fundamental is preferred. Two years of college is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Virginia State University only accepts applications for employment through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for the State Application. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.