The George Mason University, Department of Police and Public Safety invites applications for the position of University Police Officer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This online application is equivalent to the Commonwealth of Virginia state employment application and is required.
About the Department:
The Mason Police Department is a fully sworn police department that provides professional police services to a diverse university population of over 35,000 students, faculty and staff. George Mason University is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Providing vehicle, bicycle or foot patrol of the campus;
Responding to suspicious activities;
Investigating criminal and traffic incidents;
Providing first responder aid when required;
Interviewing and taking statements, making arrests, filling case reports, testifying in court, and assisting other law enforcement agencies.
Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (an advanced degree is desired);
Must have U.S. citizenship as set out by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS);
Must have reached 21 years of age by completion of academy training;
Must have no driving under the influence (DUI) convictions within the past two years;
Must have no illegal or illicit drug use within the past two years;
Must have no felony convictions or convictions of misdemeanors involving crimes of moral turpitude or gross misconduct;
Must not have been found guilty by reason of mental illness for any crime;
No convictions or restraining orders for domestic violence, or other disability to carrying firearms;
Ability to perform law enforcement and security functions within the Department of Police and Public Safety;
Successfully complete a physical agility assessment and written POST assessment;
Successfully complete physical, polygraph and psychological examinations;
Successfully pass an in-depth background investigation;
Successfully complete a course of instruction at a police academy approved by the Virginia DCJS (unless currently certified as a Police Officer through DCJS in the Commonwealth of Virginia);
Successfully complete a mandated Field Training Program administered by the department;
Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/. The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review;
Must live within 75 miles of the Fairfax campus.
Currently certified as a Police Officer in the commonwealth of Virginia;
Previous law enforcement, military or security experience;
Previous experience at George Mason University or another college/university.
Both new and current state employees will be required to serve a one-year probationary period upon completion of law enforcement certification and/or employment.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.