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Campus Police Officers - University Police Department

West Virginia University
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Police and Public Safety


The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for Campus Police Officer positions 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. 

Applying to this position today allows you to be considered for Campus Police Officer vacancies as they become available at WVU.   

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.

For additional information regarding the WVU Police Department, please visit our website at

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 40-hour work week 
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year, or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs
  • Uniform & Equipment Provided
What you'll do:

  • Patrol assigned area on campus to observe persons and property to reduce and prevent criminal activities. 
  • Educate the public on ways to make themselves more secure and seeks participation for crime prevention.
  • Perform static or dynamic patrol, traffic direction and provide crowd management during special events such as concerts, athletic events and other similar activities which draw significant numbers of people. 
  • Enforce 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 hearings 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. 
  • Provide for or arrange the care of sick or injured persons requiring emergency medical attention.
  • 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.
  • Perform special protective assignments with particular persons or property.
  • Other duties as assigned
Uniform & Equipment Provided

Work Hours: Varies (Opportunities for overtime through special details including athletic events.)

Pay Grade: 16 (starting at $22.00 for this position)  WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

Employees in this position are eligible for regular incremental raises in hourly rate tied to milestones in the training program. Eligible for three retention incentives starting second year.

Certified officers are eligible for a signing incentive upon completion of onboarding.

Please note:  This is a pool requisition so your application will be considered for all current Campus Police Officer openings.  If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, your application will be moved to a specific Campus Police Officer opening.


Education:  High School diploma or GED

Experience:  6-12 months experience dealing with the public or an equivalent combination of education, military, or completion of a law enforcement/criminal justice program will be accepted



  • Valid driver's license
  • Selected candidate(s) must establish residency that is within one-hour response time to the WVU police station, 992 Elmer Prince Drive, under normal driving conditions within 90 days of contingent offer and before official hire date. WVU Police Department.
  • 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 WV State Police Academy requirements to be able to attend Academy. 
  • Selected candidate(s) must successfully complete a pre-employment polygraph test before official hire date.
  • 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, applicants who do not possess WV Law Enforcement certification must attend and complete West Virginia Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one year. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain WV law enforcement officer certification.
  • Must be bondable upon background check.
  • Physical abilities include:
    • Standing, walking, carrying and bending daily
    • Running, jumping, and climbing weekly

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches, and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Jul 2, 2024

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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