University Police Officer Georgetown University Police Department

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University Police Officer Georgetown University Police Department

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

The University Police Officer has duties 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 (or equivalent) and other departmental trainings. Reporting to the Police Sergeant, they work with other Police Officers, Communication Officers and Specialists, Security Officers, and Student Guards in duties that 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, by motor vehicle, and/or bicycle, to include response to all calls for service, suspicious activities and 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.

  • Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports.
  • Safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution.
  • Initiates preliminary investigations of criminal and traffic incidents.
  • Conduct traffic enforcement, and provide first responder aid when required.
  • Supports and provides assistance to persons who have been victims of crime.
  • Attends court for case review and testimony whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments.

Crime Prevention
  • As part of the community-oriented policing program, regularly 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.
  • Prepares evaluation reports describing task accomplishment related to community policing goals and objectives.

Community Engagement
  • 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.

Community Response
  • In the absence of the Communications Officer, answers all telephone calls.
  • Responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms and requests for service.
  • Monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms, tracks University Police activities at dispatch.

  • High School diploma (or equivalent) - preference for college degree
  • 3 years of general work experience required - preference for 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience [An equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements.]
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and able 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.
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Comfortability using computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications
  • Ability to exercise tact, patience, a professional and courteous demeanor in interactions with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
  • Respect for the use of police powers in relation to a University environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including report writing

Preferred qualifications
  • Knowledge of telecommunications equipment
  • Administrative and clerical skills

Additional Qualifications for Lateral Hires:
  • Current certification in Baton/OC Spray
  • Successful completion of the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures

Additional Qualifications for Non-Lateral Hires:
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Campus Special Police Officer Commission
  • Ability to complete all required university police training, to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint - including successful completion of the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy within the probation period

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Very heavy
  • Daily requirements to move items up to 20 pounds
  • Frequent requirements to move more than 50 pounds and walk or stand with operation of controls.
  • Occasional requirement to move items weighing over 100 pounds

The University Police Officer is considered as essential under the University Personnel policy guidelines and therefore is subject to be on call when necessary. Therefore, requires availability and willingness to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department - to include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time