Special Police Officer II - Patrol, Main Campus

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time

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Special Police Officer II - Patrol, Main Campus

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), serving more than 14,000 students, approximately 1,200 faculty members and nearly 2,500 staff in 54 buildings covering 104 acres on the hilltop, is committed to helping maintain a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University's main campus. GUPD provides event management, crime prevention, and police services on the Georgetown University Main and Medical Center campuses and off campus properties. Utilizing foot patrols, vehicles, and bicycles, the officers patrol the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Special Police Officer II provides services to protect the life, well-being, and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, dignitaries, and others through policing, patrol, event security, investigation, and emergency response as outlined in General Orders and Special Orders, as directed by superior officers, and as prescribed in the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Training Academy and other departmental trainings; and supports the University community by providing information and assistance. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides police and security services while protecting life and property while on foot, bicycles, and motor vehicle, to include response to all emergencies. Enforces all United States, District of Columbia laws and University rules and regulations.
  • Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports; safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution. Assists with preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary Supports and provides assistance to persons who have been victims of crime. Attends court whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments.
  • Gathers and reports intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention; conducts crime risk analysis within the campus assigned area; identifies and analyzes recurring community problems, and works to identify responses to them; prepares and coordinates tasks to be accomplished within the campus assigned area on a weekly basis; prepares weekly evaluation reports describing task accomplishment related to community policing goals and objectives; conducts speaking presentations on topics, which have been identified through surveys and analysis without supervision; in furtherance of the university's higher education objectives, becomes well acquainted with members of the University community.


  • High School diploma or GED certificate.
  • Three years of general work experience, including at least 2 years of security, law enforcement or military experience, gaining an intermediate basic knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of stated requirements.
  • U.S. citizenship and at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and be able to pass Georgetown University driver's certification.
  • Successful completion of a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications. Knowledge of telecommunications equipment and/or administrative and clerical skills is desirable.
  • Must possess tact, patience, and a courteous demeanor for dealing effectively with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Willingness and availability for extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department. This may include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs.
  • Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a Special Police Officer Commission.
  • Must have completed, or be able to complete, all required university police training, to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint. Training includes successful completion of the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy, usually during the probation period, or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy.

This position is an emergency position that requires the incumbent, unless otherwise directed, to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

Submission Guidelines:

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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