Special Police Officer (SPO) - Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)

Washington D.C.
Jan 25, 2018
May 14, 2018
Full Time
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Special Police Officer (SPO) - Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD)

The Special Police Officer 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 proscribed in the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Training Academy and other departmental training's. Reporting to the Police Lieutenant, the Special Police Officer has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs police patrol duties on foot, bicycles, and motor vehicle to include response to all emergencies. 
  • Supports the university community by establishing and maintaining an environment in which all community members can go safely about their varied activities in the best interest of the university.
  • Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports, safeguarding information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution.
  • Assists with preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary, supporting and providing assistance to person(s) who have been victims of crime; Attends court whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments.
  • As part of the community-oriented policing program, gathers and reports intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention.
  • Conducts crime risk analysis within the campus assigned areas, identifying and analyzing recurring community problems in order to identify responses to them.
  • 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.
  • Responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms and requests for service; Monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms, tracking University Police activities at dispatch.


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • 3 years general work experience
  • At least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license, no violations in the last three years, and ability to pass Georgetown University driver's certification
  • All applicants are subject to a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Must be comfortable using computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications
  • Knowledge of telecommunications equipment, as well as administrative and clerical skills are a plus
  • 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience is preferred

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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 (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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