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00555 - Police Officer (Multi-Hire)

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00555 - Police Officer (Multi-Hire)

  • 494529
  • 700 PARK AVE HARRISON B. WILSON HALL, NORFOLK, Virginia, United States, 23504
  • Norfolk State University
  • Public Safety
  • Faculty (Salaried)
  • Norfolk State University

Title: 00555 - Police Officer (Multi-Hire)

Hiring Range: $29,772 - $51,000

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 is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the University community. NSU invites applicants to the position of Police Officer.

The incumbent is responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth, the rules and regulations of the University, and providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the community. To complete agency training programs and certifications to fully sworn officers advancing to perform senior law enforcement activities. Conduct independent patrol, inspections, arrests, evidence compilation, preservation, reports, testifying in judicial proceedings, education presentations and training. Responsible for investigation as well as training, coordination and assigning work within their field of assignment or expertise.

Norfolk State University Police Department is seeking certified / lateral officer transfers for applicants who possess or have possessed a Virginia law enforcement certification within the past three years.

$4,500 signing/retention bonus for serving three years of continuous service upon employment.

Candidates can expect routine duties and responsibilities to include:

1. Conduct security patrols of campus buildings, grounds and assigned sectors/perimeters.

2. Enforce University rules and regulations and the ordinances of the Commonwealth.

3. Investigate matters of complaints, accidents, and alleged crimes and complete reports as required.

4. Respond to emergency situations to include administering first aid.

5. Patrol assigned sectors on foot, bicycle, and vehicle in efforts to detect and prevent crimes.

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. Must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire.
2. Possess a valid driver’s license.
3. Demonstrated skill in interpreting complex policies, procedures and ordinances.
4. Demonstrated skill in preparing reports.
5. Demonstrated ability to interact with and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with general public.
6. Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
7. Ability to carry firearm (no felony or domestic assault convictions).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Associates degree in Criminal Justice, or college credits earned via an accredited higher educational institution in Criminal Justice.
2. Considerable experience working on a college or university campus.
3. Considerable knowledge of law enforcement work activities and concepts.
4. DCJS (Department Criminal Justice Services) law enforcement certified.

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.

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

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

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

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

4. Illegal possession and 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) years.

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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