University Police Officer, Georgetown University Police Department Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 2651922
University Police Officer, Georgetown University Police Department Georgetown University
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University Police Officer, Georgetown University Police Department - Georgetown University
Serving more than 14,000 students, approximately 1,200 faculty members and nearly 2,500 staff in 54 buildings covering 104 acres on the hilltop, the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) committed to helping maintain a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University's main campus.
The University 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, and investigation. They understand access control systems, and circulation and safety systems; effect arrests, and provide 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 trainings; support the University community by providing information and assistance. Working independently with general supervision, they work with other Police Officers, Communication Officers, Security Officers, and Student Guards in duties that include but are not limited to:
Directly responsible to the Police Sergeant for fulfilling duties assigned, the University Special Police Officer performs patrol functions and specialized assignments in accordance with all special and general orders in the protection of life and property at Georgetown University. Working independently with general supervision, and cooperatively with other Police Officers, Communication Officers, Security Officers, and Student Guards, the University Police Officer has duties that include but are not note limited to:
Provide police and security services while protecting life and property, and perform police patrol duties on foot, by motor vehicle, and/or bicycle - to include response to all calls for service, suspicious activities and emergencies.
Enforce all United States, District of Columbia laws and University rules and regulations, and support 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 prepare incident reports, safeguard information and evidence to ensure successful follow up and resolution, and initiate preliminary investigations of criminal and traffic incidents
Conduct traffic enforcement, and provide first responder aid; and when required, support and provide assistance to persons who have been victims of crime
Attend court for case review and testimony whenever necessary, regardless of other commitments
As part of the community-oriented policing program, regularly gather and report intelligence related to public safety and crime prevention, and conduct crime risk analysis within the campus assigned area
Identify and analyze recurring community problems, work to identify responses to them, and prepare and coordinate tasks to be accomplished within the campus assigned area
Prepare evaluation reports describing task accomplishment related to community policing goals and objectives, and conducting speaking presentations on topics that have been identified through surveys and analysis without supervision
In furtherance of the university's higher education objectives, become well acquainted with members of the University community.
In the absence of the Communications Officer, answer all telephone calls and respond to emergencies, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and requests for service
Monitor all burglar/security alarms, cameras and fire alarms, and track University Police activities at dispatch and performs other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent - college degree preferred
3 years of general work experience required - preference for 1 to 3 years of security, law enforcement or military experience preferred [note: 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
Must be 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
For Non-Lateral Hires: Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Campus Special Police Officer Commission. Must be able to complete all required university police training to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint. Training includes successful completion of the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy within the probation period.
For Lateral Hires: Must have current certification in Baton/OC Spray. Must 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
Knowledge of telecommunications equipment is desirable, and administrative and clerical skills are a plus
Must possess tact, patience, a professional and courteous demeanor in order to deal effectively 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
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Daily requirements to move items up to 20 pounds of weight
Frequently required to move more than 50 pounds of weight and/or walk or stand with operation of controls
Occasionally tasked with moving items weighing more than 100 pounds of weight
The University Police Officer is designated as essential under University guidelines and therefore is subject to be on call when necessary - including rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs. Therefore, willingness to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department is required.
Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
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