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Campus Police Officer (Virginia Certified)
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; respond 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.
Position: Campus Police Officer (Virginia Certified)
Organization: Bridgewater College Campus Police
Location: Bridgewater,  VA 
United States
Salary: Commensurate + free college (family) tuition
Posting Start Date: 4/11/2023
Date Posted: 12/27/2022


  • Certification as a police officer in Virginia is required. Previous campus police experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Valid Virginia driver's license required with an 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
  • Must demonstrate a heart of compassion for the community and a passion to serve the students and the Bridgewater College community.

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This position’s salary will not affect pay received through the Virginia Retirement Service (VRS). This an excellent opportunity for retired law enforcement officers to supplement their VRS retirement. 

This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

This position is OPEN Until Filled.

Additional Information: Email HumanResources@bridgewater.edu

To apply: Please complete the online application at www.bridgewater.edu/careers, include (upload) a
  • Cover letter
  • Resume, and
  • Three (3) references' names and contact information (email and mobile phone)
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.bridgewater.edu/legal/non-discrimination-notice/

Annual Security Report And Annual Fire Safety Report: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years: Annual Security Report
To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/27/2023
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Bridgewater College Campus Police
402 E. College Street

Bridgewater,  VA 22812
United States
(540) 828-8062
Lindsey Gurth


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