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Police Officer 00160 - Law Enforcement Officer I
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Working Title Police Officer 00160
Role Title Law Enforcement Officer I
Salary Information: Minimum Starting Salary of $42,000, Commensurate with Education and Experience
Purpose of the Position
To protect life and property of the University community and its visitors by providing law enforcement services, traffic and crowd control, and fire prevention and safety.
Position: Police Officer 00160 - Law Enforcement Officer I
Organization: Christopher Newport University Police Department
Location: Newport News,  VA 
United States
Salary: Minimum Starting Salary $42,000; Commensurate with Education and Experience
Posting Start Date: 6/10/2022
Date Posted: 6/10/2022
Requirements Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred

Ability to successfully complete associated field training within one year of employment

Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays

Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups

Ability to collect and assemble pertinent facts, to exercise tact, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling law enforcement matters

Ability to write clear and concise reports

Demonstrated computer experience

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community

Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing

Knowledge of and ability to apply state laws and University regulation, law enforcement techniques, procedures, operations and investigations, safety and security methods, crime prevention techniques and positive community relations
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required
Education Required:

 High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license.

Applicants must have current/active Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) certification, to include successful completion of DCJS-approved field training

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred
Experience Preferred: 

Experience working at a university or college institution or municipal public safety agency in a public safety capacity.

Education Preferred: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours towards a degree program.
Conditions of Employment
This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check; Selected candidate must have the following: possess a valid driver’s license; be U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101; qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm (federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm); be at least 21 years of age on date of hire; meet all other standards by law § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101 Code of Virginia and by policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board;

Selected candidate must have ability to: complete all associated field training within one year of employment; work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please Note: “See resume” is not acceptable for all police department positions.

Please Note: A resume and cover letter is required for this position.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/10/2022
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Organization Information
Christopher Newport University Police Department
1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News,  VA 23606
United States
(757) 594-7777
Sgt. Jerry Danko