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Law Enforcement Officer I

Law Enforcement Officer I

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56416
  • Virginia, United States
  • CAMPUS POLICE (Laurel Ridge)
  • Laurel Ridge Community College

Title: Law Enforcement Officer I

Agency: Laurel Ridge Community College

Location: Frederick - 069

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: The hourly pay range begins at $20.00 per hour however, actual starting hourly rate will commensurate with education and/or experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

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Job Description:
Responsive to the safety and security needs of a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and visitors 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; and, to serve the community by providing professional and efficient police and safety services.

Wage positions: The hourly pay rate for this position is $20.00 however, the actual rate will be commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is part-time and as such cannot exceed 29 hours per week and is not eligible for health or leave benefits. However, the position may offer educational benefits through our professional development and educational assistance policies.


According to DHRM policy 1.61 Teleworking, effective July 5, 2022, Virginia state employees will return to the workplace. Consistent with pre-pandemic policies, telework may be an option for certain eligible positions. Eligible positions are determined by the type of work and job requirements of the position, as defined by heads of agencies. Positions requiring more than two days of telework weekly will require approval from the Department of Education’s Cabinet Secretary. Positions requiring more than two days of telework weekly require approval from the Office of the Governor’s Chief of Staff.

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.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be certified or willing 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 in accordance with the minimum standards established by DCJS.
  • 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 law, 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 never have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Must be willing to travel between multiple LAUREL RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE locations and work various shifts.
  • Must have a high school education or equivalent, 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:

  • Proven academic excellence and subject matter knowledge, which may be evidenced by training, experience, and/or an associate's degree
  • Current or former DCJS General and/or Specialty Instructor Certification
  • Previous experience as a campus law enforcement officer


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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