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Police Corporal(s)
Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia
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Date Posted March 04, 2019
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $48,000 - $52,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Police Corporal(s) - 00642/00577/00372
Christopher Newport University Police Department

Full-Time Classified/Non-Exempt
Pay Band: 4
Salary Range: $48,000 - $52,000

Posting Date: 03/04/2019
Closing Date 03/24/2019

Departmental Objective: 
The University Police Department's mission is to patrol the University properties helping to assure safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus by using the philosophy of community policing. The Department's mission will be achieved through a proactive, community service approach to problem resolution and by offering crime prevention programs on safety, self-protection, substance abuse, sexual assault and protection of personal belongings. This mission will be the charge of every employee of this Department.

Purpose of Position:
Under general direction of a sergeant, the Corporal performs a variety of general law enforcement duties. Work assignments typically require the incumbent to exercise independent judgment and action. The Corporal rank is distinguished from the Police Officer by the regular, ongoing assignments of one or more of the following: assignment as a team leader, assistant watch commander or patrol agent responsible for leading a shift and providing direction to officers in the field. The Corporal performs special assignments on a regular, ongoing basis including, but not limited to: Field Training Officer (FTO), investigator/detective, crime prevention specialist, and/or community relations specialist.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies: 

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, law enforcement techniques, procedures, operations, investigations, court procedures, crime prevention, safety and security
Knowledge of function and organization of a college
Knowledge of and experience in human relations and personnel management, delegation of authority and accountability for assignments
Ability to interact productively with the community
Ability to exercise tact and good judgment
Ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays

Required Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or equivalent; certified by the Virginia State Department for Criminal Justice Services to perform police duties in the Commonwealth of Virginia or be able to obtain Virginia certification within 12 months of employment; must possess a valid Driver's License; previous law enforcement experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: 
Associate's degree in political science or related field; or a combination of related education, experience and training that equates to a degree; previous experience in law enforcement supervision; previous experience in criminal investigations.

Conditions of Employment:
This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; selected candidate must have ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays; selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program.

Special Instructions Summary: 
The University will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources by calling (757) 594-7145 or email

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will accept only online applications for all CNU employment opportunities (

Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted.
Christopher Newport University does not accept "See Resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are welcome to use computers located in the CNU Human Resources Office to complete an application. The CNU Resource Room is located in the Office of Human Resources, 1st floor, CNU North Building at 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Computers are also available at public libraries and the Virginia Employment Commission.

State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (757) 594-7236. Please include your name and the position title and number on the fax cover sheet.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States, which will be verified through the E-Verify system.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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