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West Virginia University
Campus Police Officer - University Police Department

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Position Title: Campus Police Officer - University Police Department
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: West Virginia University
Address: Div Of Hr - Medical Mgmt, P O Box 6640 (1 Waterfront Place)
City: Morgantown
State: WV    Zipcode: 26506-6640
Contact: Lt. Chad Barker
Phone: 3042933136
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Campus Police Officer position to advance WVU’s commitment to our values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation. WVU’s Police Department is a 24/7 community based, progressive agency that gives officers the flexibility to do good work for all faculty, staff, students and visitors.

WVU Campus Police Officers are state certified and sworn police officers that exercise the same authority as all other law enforcement agencies under WV Law. With opportunities for advancement, ongoing training and the ability to work in specialized units, Officers are given the means to grow within the University Police Department. Apply now to become a member of one of the most community-oriented police organizations in the profession.

In order to be successful, the ideal candidate will:

Patrol assigned area on campus to observe persons and property to reduce and prevent criminal activities.

Advise public on ways to make them more secure and seeks public support for crime prevention.

Patrol campus, direct traffic and provide crowd control during special events such as concerts, athletic events and other similar activities which draw large crowds of people.

Enforce all federal, state and University laws, rules and regulations.

Investigate criminal complaints and both traffic and non-traffic accidents in conjunction with the Investigative Unit by collecting and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects, searching records, and surveillance activities.

Testify in court or University hearing to knowledge of or actions taken in regard to matters of interest to the courts or University.

Watch for fire, fire hazards, safety hazards, and other dangerous or damaging situations and respond appropriately.

Administer first-aid to injured or sick persons and provide or arrange for necessary transportation.

Escort persons making cash deposits, ensuring the safety of those individuals transporting large sums of money.

Assist the general public by answering inquiries, providing directions and other similar general service activities.

Operate the communications dispatch unit.

Perform special protective assignments with particular persons or property.



Must meet one of the following requirements:

Associates degree
60 college credit hours
19 months criminal justice experience
19 months military experience

Preference will be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related civilian or military criminal justice experience

Preference given to certified training or completion of this Department’s field training program

Preference maybe given to already certified candidates

Must be able to maintain law enforcement officer certification

Selected candidate(s) must establish residency that is within one-hour response time to the WVU police station under normal driving conditions within 90 days of contingent offer before official hire date (


Valid driver's license

Residency within one-hour response time to the WVU police station under normal driving conditions.

Drug testing and medical management required

Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment psychological evaluation before official hire date

Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination and be within a certain height and weight range per Police Academy requirements to be able to attend Academy
Applicant must pass physical agility testing (PAT) prior to final offer.

PAT standards are as follows:

Sit-ups: 28 in one minute
Push-ups: 18 in one minute
Mile and half run: 14 minutes and 36 seconds

Following hire, must attend and complete West Virginia Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one year.

Must be bondable upon background check

Physical abilities include:

Standing, walking, carrying and bending daily
Running, jumping, and climbing weekly

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 05/01/2021

Application Period Ends: 06/30/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 6

Yearly Salary: $19.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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