Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The University Special Police Officer performs law enforcement functions on University property necessary to protect the life, well-being, and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, dignitaries, and others through policing, patrol, event security, investigation, understand access control systems, circulation and safety systems, effect arrests, and emergency response as outlined in General Orders and Special Orders, as directed by superior officers, and as proscribed in the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Training Academy (or equivalent) and other departmental training's. S/he supports the University community by providing information and assistance. Working with other Police Officers, Communication Officers, Security Officers, and Student Guards, the Special Police Officer has additional duties that include but are not equal to:
Provides police and security services while protecting life and property, performing police patrol duties on foot, by motor vehicle, and/or bicycle, to include response to all calls for service, suspicious activities and emergencies.
Enforces all United States, District of Columbia laws and University rules and regulations, supporting the university community by establishing and maintaining an environment in which all community members can go safely about their varied activities in the best interest of the university.
Accurately and thoroughly prepares incident reports, safeguards information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution, and initiates preliminary investigations of criminal and traffic incidents.
Conducts traffic enforcement, and provides first responder aid when required, supporting and providing assistance to persons who have been victims of crime.
Attends court for case review and testimony whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments.
As part of the community-oriented policing program, regularly gathers and reports intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention, conducting crime risk analysis within the campus assigned area.
Identifies and analyzes recurring community problems and works to identify responses to them, preparing and coordinating tasks to be accomplished within the campus assigned area.
Prepares evaluation reports describing task accomplishment related to community policing goals and objectives, conducting speaking presentations on topics, which have been identified through surveys and analysis without supervision.
In furtherance of the university's higher education objectives, becomes well acquainted with members of the University community.
In the absence of the Communications Officer, answers all telephone calls and responds to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and requests for service.
Monitors all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms, tracks University Police activities at dispatch and performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent; College Degree preferred
3 years of general work experience; 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience preferred. An equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification
Must be a U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and able to pass Georgetown University driver's certification
All applicants are subject to a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing, and be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Campus Special Police Officer Commission and to complete all required university police training to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint
Must have current certification in Baton/OC Spray and have successfully completed the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy
Should have basic to intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures
Must be comfortable using computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications is essential
Knowledge of telecommunications equipment is desirable, and administrative and clerical skills are a plus
Must possess tact, patience, a professional and courteous demeanor, and a pleasant personality in order to deal with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
Must respect the use of police powers in relation to a University environment
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including report writing, are essential
Must be subject to be on call when necessary and be willing to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department. This may include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Daily requirements to move items up to 20lbs of weight
Frequently required over 50lbs of weight and walk or stand with operation of controls
Occasionally tasked with moving items weighing over 100lbs
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.