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Master Police Officer, Campus Police Department - Georgetown University Law Center

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Master Police Officer, Campus Police Department - Georgetown University Law Center

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Job Overview

The Master Police Officer reports to the Patrol Sergeant for fulfilling duties assigned, performing patrol functions, and specialized assignments according to all special and general orders in the protection of life and property of Georgetown University.

They serve as a Field Training Officer (FTO) to train and mentor new recruits, and provide oversight of a shift in the absence of a shift supervisor or when instructed to do so by any supervisor. They provide services to protect the life, well-being, and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, dignitaries, and others through policing, patrol, event security, investigation, and emergency response as outlined in general orders, special orders; and provide information and assistance as directed by a supervisor, and as prescribed in the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Training Academy and other departmental trainings.

Work Interactions

An integral part of University Safety, the Master Police Officer is a visible representative of Public Safety, serves as a liaison to various constituencies (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, visitors, neighbors) and external agencies (MPD, DCFD, FBI, USSS, etc.}, and routinely interacts with these constituencies in a professional manner.


  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • 5+ years of security related or law enforcement/military experience – preference for experience in community policing
  • At least 21 years of age
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Possess a Special Police Officer Commission in the District of Columbia or sufficient training and experience (as determined by the Security Officers Management Branch of the DC Metropolitan Police Department) to immediately obtain a commission
  • Possession and maintain currency of a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and ability to pass the Georgetown University driver's certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and QC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint and other assigned training subjects
  • Successfully pass a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing
  • Ability to pass a post-offer detailed background investigation
  • Ability obtain and maintain certification within promotional evaluation period (for internal promotions) or probationary period (for new hires) as a Field Training Officer
  • Proficiency with computer use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email or the ability to learn these applications
  • Ability to employ tact, patience, and a courteous, hospitable demeanor for interactions with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
  • Ability to successfully complete all other departmental trainings, including but not limited to: Crisis De-Escalation Train-the-Trainer or equivalent, Field Training & Evaluation Program or equivalent, Basic Instructor Training Program or equivalent, First Line Supervisor Training or equivalent, and Instructor and Lesson Plan Development Training Program or equivalency

Preferred qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of criminal and civil law and police policies and procedures
  • of telecommunications equipment, along with administrative and clerical skills
  • Excellent grammar, speaking, and writing skills, including report writing
  • 20/20 vision (with or without corrective lens) to see far and near objects, estimate distance, and distinguish colors

Physical environment: The Master Police Officer performs routine desk and office duties, and also spends significant time spent r - walking, stair climbing, running, bending, kneeling and crawling. As a responder to incidents, they may be proximate to danger, including acts of violence, fire, fumes, odors, toxins, and protests.

Essential: The Master Police Officer is considered as essential under the University policy guidelines and therefore subject to be on call when necessary. Therefore availability and willingness to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department – including rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs – is required.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.