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Patrol Officer (Virginia Certified)

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title
Patrol Officer (Virginia Certified)

Position Number

Posting Number

State Role Title
Law Enforcement Officer I

Position Type

Position Status
Full Time

FLSA Status
Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime

Police and Public Safety

100236 - JMU Police Department

Pay Band

Pay Rate
Minimum Starting

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Position Summary Information

General Information
The Department of Public Safety and Police at James Madison University is accepting applications for a full-time Patrol Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities are as follows: patrolling university property, buildings, warehouses, storage areas and grounds on foot or in a vehicle to enforce laws and regulations; prevent crime; investigate/control disturbances and protect life and property. Other duties also include controlling crowds, traffic, parking and pedestrians; issuing tickets/citations to traffic violators; reporting traffic accidents and conducting accident investigations.

The successful candidate will respond to emergencies and requests for assistance; administer aid; investigate suspicious persons or unusual events; prepare and update a variety of records and reports; conduct initial investigations; secure evidence and apprehend, detain and arrest suspects. The successful candidate may also serve legal papers as required; testify in court and at administrative hearings; provide escort to students, staff, visitors, dignitaries and persons transporting money; provide information and give directions to employees, clients and visitors; identify hazards which may endanger public safety and operate a variety of communication and police equipment. The successful candidate will be required to use cameras, fingerprint equipment, mobile data terminals and in-car video systems.


  • VA DCJS police certification and NCIC/VICIN B level required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of police equipment relevant to the job and in the use of carried weapons.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and interpret laws, rules and regulations; to perform investigations and to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Valid Virginia driver's license or ability to obtain before employment.
  • Ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts, nights, weekends, holidays and required overtime.

    • High school diploma or equivalent

      Condition(s) of Employment
      Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

      E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

      Posting Detail Information

      Posting Date

      Beginning Review Date

      Closing Date

      Open Until Filled

      Proposed Starting Date

      EEO Statement
      James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
      We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
      Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

      Reasonable Accommodation Request
      If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

      Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

      Minimum Reference(s) Required

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      Additional Posting Information
      Current James Madison University employees hired into this position will be required to complete an additional probationary period.

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