University Police Officer - Georgetown University Police Department

Washington D.C
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


University Police Officer - Georgetown University Police Department - 3 opportunities

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 Special Police Officer (SPO) 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 trainings. S/he supports the University community by providing information and assistance, and is responsible to the Patrol Sergeant for fulfilling duties assigned and for performing patrol functions and specialized assignments according to all special and general orders in the protection of life and property at Georgetown University. The University SPO works with other patrol officers, communication officers, security officers, and student guards. 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, bicycle, 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.

Investigation and Reporting
  • 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.

Community Oriented Policing Program
  • Gathers and reports intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention and 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.
  • Without direct supervision, conducts speaking presentations on topics that have been identified through surveys and analysis.
  • In support of the university's higher education objectives, becomes well acquainted with members of the University community.

Communications as Assigned
  • Answers all telephone calls.
  • Responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and requests for service.
  • Monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms; and tracks University Police activities at dispatch.

  • High school diploma or certified equivalency - preference for college degree
  • 3 years general work experience - preference for 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements
  • U.S. citizenship
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver's license with no violations in the last 3 years, and ability to pass (post hire) 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
  • Ability to meet requirements of a comprehensive background investigation
  • Confidence using computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email, and/or the ability to learn these applications
  • Preference for knowledge of telecommunications equipment
  • Preference for 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.

For Non-Lateral Hires: Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Campus Special Police Officer Commission. Must 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 within the probation period.

For Lateral Hires: Must have current certification in Baton/OC Spray. Must have successfully completed the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy. Should have basic to intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures.

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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