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Special Police Officer, Department of Public Safety - Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University
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Special Police Officer, Department of Public Safety - Georgetown University Law Center

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.


Special Police Officer, Department of Public Safety - Georgetown University Law Center

Tradition. Innovation. A superb faculty. Hundreds of course offerings - and all of this just steps away from the Capitol and Supreme Court. Georgetown Law is an exceptional institution in an enviable location. Students come here from all over the world to study international or tax law, environmental or health care law (just a few of our specialties). They come here for our top-ranked clinics. Most of all, they come because this is the place where theory and practice meet. At Georgetown students learn to law in the place where laws are made.

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. S/he is directly responsible to the Patrol Sergeant for the fulfilling of duties assigned performing patrol functions and specialized assignments according to all special and general orders in protection of life and property of Georgetown University. The Special Police Officer has additional duties that include, but are not limited to:

Police Patrol
  • Performs police patrol duties while carrying baton, pepper spray, and other items or equipment.
  • Patrols on foot, in golf cart, and/or motor vehicles.
  • Responds to emergencies and 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.

Reporting, Investigation, and Representation
  • Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports.
  • Safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution.
  • Assists in 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.

  • In the absence of the Communication Officer, answers all telephone calls.
  • Responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and requests for service.
  • Monitors all burglars'/security alarms, cameras, and fire alarms.
  • Tracks University Police activities as dispatch.

Community Engagement
  • Conducts speaking presentations on topics identified through surveys and community feedback, under the supervision of the shift supervisors, assistant supervisor, or coordinators.
  • In furtherance of the university's higher education objectives, becomes well acquainted with members of the University community.

  • High School diploma or certified equivalency
  • 3 years' general work experience - with at least 1 year in security or a related field
  • At least 21 years of age with a U.S. citizenship
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a police officer commission
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver's license with no violations in the last 3 years and the ability to pass the Georgetown University Drivers Certification
  • Ability to complete all required departmental (raining - fur example. certification and arrest control tactics: Baton and OC-Based Aerosol. Subject Restraint
  • Ability to successfully complete University Consortium Police Academy, usually during the probation period or possess equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy
  • Knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures
  • Availability and willingness to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the department - to include rotating tours of duly (day shifts, evening shifts, and overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off

The Special Police Officer position is considered as essential under the University policy guidelines and therefore subject to be on call when necessary.

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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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