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00447 - Police Lieutenant

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00447 - Police Lieutenant

  • 494506
  • 700 PARK AVE HARRISON B. WILSON HALL, NORFOLK, Virginia, United States, 23504
  • Norfolk State University
  • Public Safety
  • Faculty (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 8 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Norfolk State University

Title: 00447 - Police Lieutenant

Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience

Agency: Norfolk State University

Location: Norfolk State University

Agency Website: WWW.NSU.EDU

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Norfolk State University’s Police Department, a department that is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the University community, seeks qualified applicants to serve the vibrant University as Police Lieutenant. Incumbent is responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth, the rules and regulations of the University, and providing senior level management of initiatives related to the enforcement of university, municipal and state ordinances.

Candidates can expect routine duties and responsibilities to include:

1. In the absence of one (1) of three (3) Lieutenants, provides supervision and direction to a cadre of Sergeants and Officers, effectively serving as Officer-in-Charge during this time frame.
2. Complete agency training programs and certifications to fully sworn officers advancing to perform senior law enforcement activities.
3. Conduct independent patrol inspections, arrests, evidence compilation and preservation, reports, testifying in judicial proceedings, and educational presentations and training.
4. Instruct subordinates in the proper discharge of their duties inclusive of their proficiency, discipline, conduct and appearance.
5. Properly enforce the laws and regulations of State, Local and the University.
6. Responsible for investigations as well as training, coordinating and assigning work within their field of assignment or expertise.
7. Assists, coordinates, organizes, and documents crime prevention activities of the department.
8. Prepare and develop spreadsheet of tabulation of data for all incident reports.
9. Manages the following organizational units: Communications, Parking services, Training, Equipment and University Police Building Manager (Quarter Master).

For more information on NSU’s Police Department, please visit https://www.nsu.edu/finance/university-police/.

EEO Statement
Norfolk State University (NSU) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Ability to receive and prioritize complaints.
2. Must possess a current Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certification
3. Possess a valid driver’s license.
4. Considerable knowledge of law enforcement work activates and concepts.
5. Skill in interpreting complex policies, procedures and ordinances, as it relates to criminal justice practices.
6. Demonstrated ability to use computers and monitor various alarm systems.
7. Demonstrated ability to interact with and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with general public.
8. Skilled in keyboarding, and have good command of the English language and the ability to use good discretion and sound judgment when handling a situation.
9. Demonstrated ability to supervise the work of others.
10. Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
11. No felony or domestic assault convictions.
12. Associate’s degree or higher, in Criminal Justice, or college credits earned via an accredited higher educational institution in Criminal Justice.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Experience on a college or university campus.
2. Experience on a college or university campus.
3. Must posses clerical skills and be able to pass the Department of Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Course and in-Service courses.

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.


Criminal History
1. Conviction of any felony or any crime involving moral turpitude (crimes contrary to justice, honesty, or good morals).

2. Conviction of any Class 1 or Class 2 misdemeanor, including traffic violations, or the Virginia State Law equivalent within the last five (5) years.

3. Any conviction of Domestic Violence, including simple assault against a domestic or partner, spouse, child or parent.

4. Any individual falling into any of the aforementioned criminal history categories, prior to conviction, that enters a plea agreement or other form of sentencing disposition to the reduction of charges will be disqualified from the entry process.

5. Commission of undetected crimes of a serious or repetitive nature.

1. Any involvement or use in the sale, distribution, or possession of illegal drugs.

2. Illegal possession of anabolic steroids within the last five (5) years.

3. Illegal possession or a derivative thereof within the last twelve (12) months.

4. Illegal possession or use of heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens or any other schedule one (1) or two (2) drug, or any derivative thereof, as defined in the Code of Virginia within the last ten (10) year.

Traffic Violations
1. Five (5) or more negative points on a Virginia Operator’s License or the equivalent for out of state licenses, and/or two (2) moving violations in any state within the last twelve (12) months.

2. Any conviction of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, refusal to take blood or breath test, eluding police, racing, or reckless driving or leaving the scene of an accident within the last five (5) years.

Required Documents:
1. Transcripts

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 757-823-8160



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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