University Master Police Officer - Georgetown University Police Department

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
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​​University Master Police Officer - Georgetown University Police Department

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) is committed to helping maintain a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University's main campus, 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. Keeping our Georgetown campus safe from active shooter/active aggressor incidents is a top priority and the campus takes a team approach. These groups include the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), the campus Threat Assessment Team and the Department of Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations (DEMOC).

The University Master Police Officer  (MPO) 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.  Reporting to assigned Patrol Sergeant, s/he fulfills duties assigned, to include patrol functions and specialized assignments according to all special and general orders in the protection of life and property at Georgetown University.  The University MPO works independently with general supervision and with other patrol officers, communication officers, security officers, and student guards.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Police and Security

  • Provides police and security services while protecting life and property.
  • Performs police patrol duties 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.
  • 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.
  • Directs emergency response activities without supervision.
  • Serves as a Field Training Officer to provide training and mentoring to new officers.

Investigation and Reporting

  • Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports.
  • Safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution.
  • Serves In charge of preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary.
  • Directing Special Police Officers (SPO) I & II.
  • Assists in the 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.
  • In the absence of a Patrol Sergeant, directs all officer activities and responses to incidents.

Community Oriented Policing Program

  • 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 that have been identified through surveys and analysis without supervision.
  • Conducts certified training for the department in areas of Baton/OC Spray, RAD, Police Cycling, or others as may be added in the future.

Communications as Assigned

Answers all telephone calls; responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms and requests for service; and monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms, tracks University Police activities at dispatch.


  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • At least 5 years, though preferably more, of security related / law enforcement/military experience in community policing (An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements)
  • U.S. citizenship an
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Possession of, or be eligibility to obtain and maintain, a Special Police Officer Commission from the District of Columbia
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last 3 years and, if hired, ability 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 post-offer background check
  • Certification as a trainer, or ability to become certified as a trainer within promotional evaluation period (for internal promotions) or probationary period (for new hires), in one or more of the following: Baton/OC Spray, RAD, Police Cycling, or others as may be added in the future.
  • Intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and of police practices and procedures
  • Possession of tact, patience, and a courteous demeanor for dealing effectively with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members.
  • A respect the use of police powers in relation to a University environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including report writing
  • Confident use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications - preference for knowledge of telecommunications equipment is desirable and/or administrative and clerical skills
  • Ability to daily move items weighing up to 20 pounds, to frequently move items weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally move items weighing up to 100 pounds, and to walk and stand with operation of controls
  • Willingness and availability for extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department - which may include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs

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.  

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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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