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Police Officer 00641

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Working Title:

Police Officer 00641

Role Title:

Law Enforcement Officer I

Position Number:



Non Exempt

Pay Band:


Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

Is Sensitive Position?:


If Sensitive Position, please paste statement:

This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

Designated Personnel:


Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

If Designated Personnel, please paste statement:

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Is this a restricted position subject to availability of funding?:


Departmental Objective:

The University Police Department’s mission is to patrol the University properties helping to assure the safety and well being of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus by using the philosophy of community policing. The Department’s mission will be achieved through a proactive, community service approach to problem resolution and by offering crime prevention programs on safety, self-protection, substance abuse, sexual assault, and protection of personal belongings. This mission will be the charge of every employee of this department.

Purpose of the Position:

To protect life and property of the University community and its visitors by providing law enforcement services, traffic and crowd control, and fire prevention and safety.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


Ability to complete a certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy and associated field training within one year of employment

Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays

Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups

Ability to collect and assemble pertinent facts, to exercise tact, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling law enforcement matters

Ability to write clear and concise reports

Demonstrated computer experience

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community

Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing

Knowledge of and ability to apply state laws and University regulation, law enforcement techniques, procedures, operations and investigations, safety and security methods, crime prevention techniques and positive community relations

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours towards a degree program. Current/Active Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) certification, to include successful completion of DCJS-approved field training.

Experience Preferred: Experience working at a university or college institution or municipal public safety agency in a public safety capacity.

Salary Information:

Minimum Starting Salary of $42,000

Role Code:


Conditions of Employment:

Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status. The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment.

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period; This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; Selected candidate must attend 3-day New Employee Orientation Program.

This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check; Selected candidate must have the following: possess a valid driver’s license; be U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101; qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm (federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm); be at least 21 years of age on date of hire; meet all other standards by law § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101 Code of Virginia and by policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board;

Selected candidate must have ability to: complete a certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy and associated field training within one year of employment; work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
Please Note: A resume and cover letter is required for this position.

Please Note: “See resume” is not acceptable for all police department positions.

CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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