The Special Police Officer is part of the George Washington University Police Department. The position is responsible for providing basic security and protection over persons and various University buildings within The George Washington University community, and to receive practical on-the-job and formal training necessary to attain a Special Police Commission from the District of Columbia. Responsibilities include: - Patrols assigned areas and buildings to enforce DC laws and administrative GW ordinances. - Responds to emergencies by assessing the situation and employing tact, diplomacy and individual judgment. -May assist higher level officers to conduct fact-finding investigations or specific projects, as well as occasionally appear in court regarding various incidents that occur within the University community as necessary. - Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
The incumbent generally performs job duties outside and will be exposed to the elements. This includes walking or driving in inclement weather. The job includes completing training which requires a significant level of physical activity. The incumbent may be required to work at a fixed post which will require them to remain alert.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.