The University of Virginia Police Department is looking for
applicants who want to serve the community and help keep the
University and surrounding area safe.
As a police officer at one of the nations top public universities,
you will be serving in a vibrant community with a variety of
culture, recreation and entertainment opportunities suitable for
families and young professionals.
UPD takes pride in being a leader in community-based, progressive
approaches toward law enforcement. The department supports its
officers and encourages them to introduce creative and innovative
ways to promote public safety, engage the community and be a leader
on grounds. UPD is committed to public safety based on the
constitutional idea of justice where every person will be treated
with dignity and fairness.
This posting is for Certified Police Officers
Responsibilities of University Police Officers :
- Engage in policing through fair and impartial practices.
Decisions and enforcement will not be predicated on race, gender,
religion or sexual orientation.
- Maintain order by patrolling a designated area of the
university and enforcing federal and state laws, local ordinances
and University regulations and policy.
- Respond to criminal complaints and non-enforcement requests
from the University community.
- Generate reports, arrest or administratively handle
- Patrol a designated area of the university community to conduct
security inspections, assist community members and to prevent
- Identify, investigate, and report hazards that might endanger
public safety and/or University facilities or equipment.
- Conduct traffic control functions by controlling vehicle and
pedestrian traffic at events or incidents as needed.
- Act as a campus security authority as defined by the federal
Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.
- Act as a responsible employee under Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, which includes timely reporting of incidents of
sexual harassment/misconduct to the University of Virginia Title IX
Minimum Qualifications :
- Must possess an active Virginia Law Enforcement Officer DCJS
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Must have skill to handle firearms and operate a motor vehicle
- A valid Virginia drivers license with a positive points balance
is required, if applicants are from out of state the ability to get
a Virginia license by the start date of the position is
- Applicants must demonstrate responsive, approachable, and
courteous engagement with the community. The ability to maintain a
calm, balanced perspective, and successfully complete duties in a
stressful situation is essential, as is the ability to analyze
situations and use good judgment. Strong oral and written
communications, including writing accurate reports, testifying in
court, and interacting with a diverse community is required.
To learn more about the University of Virginia Police Department
and our recruiting process please visit: University of Virginia
Police Department offers a competitive pay structure and a bonus of
$8,000 for Certified Officers looking to join our department
The Selected Candidate will be required to pass a background
check and drug screen prior to their first day of employment per
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your
Workday Home page, search Find Jobs, and search for R0022396".
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board
search for "R0022396" complete the application and see below for
documents to attach.
Complete and application and attach:
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for 3 references
***Please note that you MUST upload ALL requested documents into
the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the
required documents will not receive full consideration.***
For questions about the application process please contact
Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected applicants will be required to complete a background
check and drug screen prior to their first day of employment.
Standing and sitting for extended periods of time, driving,
lifting, traveling and the use of both hands, bending, stooping,
twisting, climbing ladders and stairs and heavy lifting.
The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System
which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our
faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing
itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic