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Law Enforcement Officer I (Fauquier Campus)

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Law Enforcement Officer I (Fauquier Campus)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/41969
  • Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
  • CAMPUS POLICE (Laurel Ridge)
  • Laurel Ridge Community College

Title: Law Enforcement Officer I (Fauquier Campus)

Agency: Laurel Ridge Community College

Location: Fauquier - 061

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: The hiring range for this position is $45,000.00-$55,000.00. Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:

For best consideration apply by 01/31/2023.

Responsive to the safety and security needs of a diverse population of faculty, staff and students at a multi-campus college. To protect life and property and enforce laws of the Commonwealth, as well as the rules and regulations of the college within the appropriate jurisdictional confines. To serve the community by providing professional and efficient police and safety services.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide for the safety and security of persons and property within the jurisdictional parameters of the college. Concurrently, the position has a vital purpose of advancing the college's mission and image as a dynamic and positive academic environment.

Position may be required to work at any/all campus sites and/or campuses.

  • Ensures that all campus physical facilities and equipment are safe and secure at all times, open/close the campus.

  • Patrol and inspect the buildings and all areas of the campus facilities and grounds, including all campus parking lots utilizing effective community oriented policing and crime prevention practices.

  • Respond to calls for service in a timely manner.

  • Investigate complaints and prepare investigative reports. Coordinate with the local Commonwealth Attorney's Office to ensure proper court preparation. Testify in court or judicial hearings during the adjudication process.

  • Enforce state laws, as well as policies and procedures of the college. Contact local law enforcement agencies, as necessary to obtain their assistance in enforcement.

  • Assist in emergency evacuations of buildings during test drills and actual emergencies.

  • Collect, package and secure investigatory evidence in accordance with process and procedures published by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS).

  • Collect and secure abandoned items in accordance with the department's Lost & Found policies.

  • Assist students, faculty, staff and visitors by providing information regarding parking regulations, building/classroom/office locations, campus safety security procedures, etc.

  • Respond to requests from staff, faculty and students for a variety of services, including unlocking and locking doors, as appropriate; escorting individuals to parking lots/campuses; handling lost and found articles; mail delivery; issuing keys, parking permits and ID's, etc.

  • Assist with bank deposits upon requests.

  • Assist fellow officers, other members of college staff, as well as other departments in a professional, courteous manner.

  • Communicate with and assist neighboring law enforcement agencies and other agencies.

  • Completes necessary documentation in a clear, concise, timely manner and forwards them to appropriate personnel.

  • Prepare and produce appropriate activity and other reports for the supervisor to be utilized for the effective operation of the department.

  • Issue summonses or citations for violations of campus parking and traffic regulations.

  • Monitor the college electronic security monitoring systems (CCTV and Alarms Systems) as needed.

  • Check e-mails daily and respond when needed.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

  • Communicate effectively with the supervisor.

  • Work with limited supervision as needed.

  • Give emergency communication messages through "phone top", P/A System, megaphone and or in-person as necessary.

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Compensation and Benefits

The hiring range for this position is $45,000.00-$55,000.00. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The position is classified staff and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov.

 Click here to learn about Laurel Ridge Community College.
Laurel Ridge Community College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Laurel Ridge will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. Please email eeo@laurelridge.edu for further information.
Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. While honoring bona fide occupational exceptions as needed, the college shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including lactation, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The college also promotes a safe working environment and prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and harassment.

Alternative Hiring Process (AHP)

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/upload their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.

If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
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Minimum Qualifications:

Must be certified or willing and able to complete all legal and regulatory requirements to become certified as a law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Must maintain law enforcement officer certification to include completing the minimum in-service education requirements established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS.)

Must be able to function mentally and physically under stress and in emergency situations.

Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Must possess considerable knowledge of law enforcement, as well as security and safety concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques.

Must possess considerable knowledge of customer service practices and principles.

Must demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately handle agency-issued weapons and qualify annually in the use of agency-issued firearms and less-than-lethal weapons in accordance with the minimum standards established by DCJS and the department.

Must demonstrate the ability to operate a department motor vehicle safely.

Must demonstrate the ability to give clear oral and written instructions to elicit compliance with laws, policies, and regulations in both routine and emergency situations.

Must be able to gather information and write factual reports. Must be able to testify truthfully and factually in legal hearings and court.

Must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude as defined in Code of Virginia § 15.2-1705.

Must not have been terminated from a sworn law enforcement position for lying, unnecessary use of force, or sexual misconduct.

Must be willing to travel between multiple LAUREL RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE locations and work various shifts.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification: Have a high school education or have passed a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education, be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from a basic law enforcement academy, must possess a valid driver’s license recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and possess current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or complete the training when assigned by the department. Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen test.

Preferred Qualifications:

DCJS Instructor Certifications preferred.

Proven academic excellence and subject matter knowledge, which may be evidenced by training, experience, and/or an Associate's degree is preferred. 


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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