Patrol Officer - Entry Level

James Madison University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$45,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Patrol Officer - Entry Level

Position Number 0197 Posting Number S3033 State Role Title Law Enforcement Officer I Position Type Classified Position Status Full Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime College/Division Police and Public Safety Department 100236 - JMU Police Department Pay Band 3 Pay Rate Maximum Starting Specify Range or Amount $45,000 Is this a JMU Only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

The Department of Public Safety and Police at James Madison University is accepting applications for a full-time Patrol Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities are as follows: patrolling university property, buildings, warehouses, storage areas and grounds on foot or in a vehicle to enforce laws and regulations; prevent crime; investigate/control disturbances and protect life and property. Other duties also include controlling crowds, traffic, parking and pedestrians; issuing tickets/citations to traffic violators; reporting traffic accidents and conducting accident investigations.

The successful candidate will respond to emergencies and requests for assistance; administer aid; investigate suspicious persons or unusual events; prepare and update a variety of records and reports; conduct initial investigations; secure evidence and apprehend, detain and arrest suspects. The successful candidate may also serve legal papers as required; testify in court and at administrative hearings; provide escort to students, staff, visitors, dignitaries and persons transporting money; provide information and give directions to employees, clients and visitors; identify hazards which may endanger public safety and operate a variety of communication and police equipment. The successful candidate will be required to use cameras, fingerprint equipment, mobile data terminals and in-car video systems.



  • Demonstrated ability to meet physical demands of job duties.
  • Valid Virginia driver's license or ability to obtain before employment.
  • Experience with flexible work environment.
  • Experience making decisions / working independently.
  • Working knowledge of Law Enforcement principles, practices, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts, nights, weekends, holidays and required overtime.
  • Preferred :

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Condition(s) of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 01/19/2023

    Beginning Review Date 01/27/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

    James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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    Current James Madison University employees hired into this position will be required to complete an additional probationary period.

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate of Disability
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