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Campus Police Officer (Part-Time)

Location: Bridgewater, VA


Bridgewater College Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

Bridgewater College Campus Police and Safety Office is accepting applications for a part-time police officer. Must be flexible and willing to work rotating shifts weekends. Salary commensurate with training & experience. 

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

Job Summary

Patrols Bridgewater College 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 the general public.


  • Certification as a police officer in Virginia required. Previous campus police experience preferred
  • Valid Virginia driver's license required with excellent driving record
  • Ability to apply & interpret laws & regulations & to perform investigations required
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the role of law enforcement on a college campus required
  • General Information

How to Apply

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

More Information

For additional information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

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