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Police Officer – VA DCJS LEO Certified

Northern Virginia Community College Fairfax Full-Time
$50,000.00 - $65,000.00 / year
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The job of a police officer is demanding and challenging, and requires more than just the ability to fire a weapon and chase down suspects! Besides the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, police officers need diplomacy, ethics, self discipline, and a good amount of human compassion. Their job involves assisting those in need, negotiating arguments and exercising patience, so it takes a well-balanced person to effectively hold a police officer’s job. Does this describe you? NOVA is seeking to hire officers to fill high profile positions dedicated to keeping the NOVA College community crime and violence free! Your position will be dedicated to protecting the safety and property of the students, staff and visitors and keeping law and order in the community. Through crime prevention activities, patrol, through investigation of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws. Dedicated officers will accomplish law and order by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of situation, and by enforcing the laws and regulations through use of the same upstanding police powers as found in all other police departments in cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job of a police officer is demanding and challenging, and requires more than just the ability to fire a weapon and chase down suspects! Besides the physical skills needed to be an effective officer, police officers need diplomacy, ethics, self discipline, and a good amount of human compassion. Their job involves assisting those in need, negotiating arguments and exercising patience, so it takes a well-balanced person to effectively hold a police officer’s job. Does this describe you? NOVA is seeking to hire officers to fill high profile positions dedicated to keeping the NOVA College community crime and violence free! Your position will be dedicated to protecting the safety and property of the students, staff and visitors and keeping law and order in the community. Through crime prevention activities, patrol, through investigation of all reported and suspected criminal activity, and through the enforcement of State laws. Dedicated officers will accomplish law and order by patrol efforts, by possible shift rotation, by interacting with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of situation, and by enforcing the laws and regulations through use of the same upstanding police powers as found in all other police departments in cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth.
College Degree is desired.

Skills required

Investigation
Law
Human Resources
Criminal Justice System
Criminal Behavior
Life Insurance
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Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries.

Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses -- Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, MEC (Springfield) and Woodbridge; along with four educational centers -- Arlington, Reston, Innovation Park and ELI. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs. We also offer distance learning programs through our Extended Learning Institute and continuing education courses through Workforce Development.

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