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Police Officer- Lateral
The University of Richmond Police Department is presently one of only a handful of private institutions in the country that has a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. URPD is the first private institution and is currently the longest-running university law enforcement agency to be accredited by CALEA and shares this distinction with more than 600 municipal, state, and institutional police agencies nationwide. The University Police Department will be reaccredited by CALEA this year, 2022.

The University of Richmond Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time police officer position to provide law enforcement and crime prevention duties to include CLERY requirements for the University of Richmond within the University of Richmond Police Department. 

Position: Police Officer- Lateral
Organization: University of Richmond Police
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: 42,000 - higher for lateral
Posting Start Date: 6/6/2022
Date Posted: 6/14/2022


Patrol/Crime Prevention/Community Policing


  • Protects the community and property of the University.
  • Patrols campus.
  • Responds to calls of service.
  • Provides safety and security services to the University Community.
  • Promotes positive community relationships in the performance of job duties.
  • Enforces University rules and regulations. 
  • Provides non-police-related services as needed. 
  • Willing to work overtime assignments when needed. 
  • The person in this position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee for Clery and Title IX purposes respectively, the employee will maintain current training and comply with the responsibilities of both titles.
  • Enforces VA Criminal and Traffic Laws. 
  • Makes arrests.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Enforces parking violations.
  • Provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested. 
  • Conducts criminal investigations, if assigned.
  • Collects and maintains evidence.
  • Writes reports.
  • Initiates administrative reporting process for student violations of University rules and regulations.
  • Attends department training to maintain required police standards. 

Police officers possess a level of fitness and general health to perform physical tasks encountered on the job. These activities may include, but are not limited to: climbing obstacles, running after suspects, running upstairs, jumping over obstacles, lifting heavy objects or persons, subduing persons resisting arrest, and physically pushing movable objects. Officers are physically able to perform the duties and functions of a sworn police officer, carry and use protective equipment, and perform in all weather conditions.

Respond, if requested or needed, on weekends and/or nights as a function of this position. 


To be considered as a police officer applicant with the University of Richmond Police Department for this hiring process, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Possess a driving history record that complies with the regulations required to operate a university motor vehicle.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor or an offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Participate in the physical agility course
  • Able to perform the essential duties of a police officer
  • High School Diploma
  • Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer Preferred
  • The experience could change depending on the current need of the department
  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • 12-hour shift, during a 24-hour day, 40 hours weekly, 7 day period

Pay Grade 4
The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical, and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE 

Status: This listing expires on: 7/14/2022
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Organization Information
University of Richmond Police
490 Westhampton Way
Special Programs Building
Richmond,  VA 23173
United States
(804) 287-6806
Alfred Johnson