Law Enforcement Officer I

Virginia State University is an Executive Level Branch agency.  In accordance with Governor Ralph Northam’s mandate, by Article V, Sections 1 and 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, and by §2.2-103 of the Code of Virginia all Executive Branch Employees and state contractors who enter the workplace or who have public-facing work duties must disclose their vaccine status to the designated agency personnel.  Virginia State University requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption.  Continued employment is contingent upon compliance with the University’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Duies and Responsibilities:  

Protects life, property and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth and regulations of the University within appropriate jurisdictional confines. Conducts campus patrols; investigates complaints, suspicious activities, and crime/traffic accidents; makes arrests and issues citations. Gives court testimony and initiates written reports. Safely operate police vehicles and communications equipment. Interact professionally with students, community agencies, and visitors, and other duties as assigned when needed.


Must have a working knowledge of civil and criminal law, law enforcement and basic safety practices/procedures, and the judicial system. Must have the ability to function mentally and physically under stress in emergencies. Must have the ability to handle firearms and operate a motor vehicle safely. Must have the knowledge necessary to apply and interpret laws, rules, or regulations; work independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports; conduct investigations or other research; and resolve problems. Must have one year of experience as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer. The candidate must possess a current Virginia Law Enforcement certification. A valid driver's license is required. No conviction of felonies and/or habitual misdemeanors; no conviction of, or guilty plea or no contest pleas to misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny; any misdemeanor sex offense; or any domestic assault; Applicants are required to have a High School diploma or GED. Must be a US citizen. Candidates must successfully pass an extensive background investigation.


How to Apply: 

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit 

to complete an online application.  

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.  

Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locs, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veteran status; or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.  


Position Number
00224 & 00668

Working Title
Police Officer

Pay Band

Salary Range
$28,354 - $50,000

Date Posted

Open Until Filled