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Villanova University
Police Officer

Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Villanova University
Address: 800 E. Lancaster Avenue
City: Villanova
State: PA    Zipcode: 19085
Contact: Robert Kelly
Phone: 610-519-7781
Fax: 610-519-7004
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Villanova University Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Department of Public Safety. Police officers are expected to protect life and property, preserve the peace, maintain good order, and respond to calls for service. University police officers enforce both the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the regulations and code of conduct of Villanova University relating to safety and security. Officers conduct routine patrol by vehicle, on bicycle, and on foot and respond to general calls for service, in addition to emergency calls. Officers monitor vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforce motor vehicle laws in furtherance of vehicular and pedestrian safety. Officers also investigate crimes, complete detailed written reports, and testify in court when needed.

University Police Officers are expected to work closely with members of the University community, utilizing proactive, community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance safety. Officers are also expected to calmly intervene during tense situations, and to apply conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques to settle disturbances when possible. Being an important part of a Catholic community, Officers are required to act legally, morally, and ethically at all times.

For more information about a career with the Villanova University Department of Public Safety, visit our employment website at


Must be 21 years of age or older.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
PA Resident with a valid PA Driver’s License required with a good driving record. Must be able to meet and maintain VU driving privileges as outlined by Villanova’s Risk Management’s Motor Vehicle Record Policy for Driver’s of University Vehicles.
Must be able to successfully complete a physical agility assessment as part of the application process. The assessment includes:
Timed sit ups=a minimum of 21 in one minute.
300 meter run=completed in 87 seconds or less.
Timed push ups=a minimum of 10 in one minute.
1.5 mile run/jog=completed in 15:50 or less.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 02/19/2021

Application Period Ends: 04/01/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 2

Yearly Salary: $62,000.00 to $62,000.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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