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The University of Richmond Police Department is presently one of only a handful of private institutions in the country that has a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. URPD is the first private institution and is currently the longest-running university law enforcement agency to be accredited by CALEA and shares this distinction with more than 600 municipal, state, and institutional police agencies nationwide. The University Police Department will be reaccredited by CALEA for the tenth time in July 2022.

The University of Richmond Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time police officer position. The University of Richmond Police Department is responsible for the protection of persons and property and the enforcement of laws and university regulations on the campus of the University of Richmond. Duties of a University of Richmond Police Officer include routine patrol of the campus to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; responding to both emergency and service calls from the University community; making arrests, gathering evidence, and testifying as a witness in court; enforcing traffic laws and parking regulations; serving as a liaison to the campus community.


Police officers possess a level of fitness and general health to perform physical tasks encountered on the job. These activities may include, but are not limited to: climbing obstacles, running after suspects, running upstairs, jumping over obstacles, lifting heavy objects or persons, subduing persons resisting arrest, and physically pushing movable objects. Officers are physically able to perform the duties and functions of a sworn police officer, carry and use protective equipment, and perform in all weather conditions.

Response, if requested or needed, on weekends and/or nights as a function of this position.


Able to operate a motor vehicle.
Maintains all training standards and firearm requirements established by DCJS and URPD.
Able to present to a wide variety of audiences regarding safety issues, and crime prevention topics. Demonstrates computer efficiency in Microsoft office and possesses effective communication skills.
Required: Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing

High School Diploma
No experience required
Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer Preferred
The experience could change depending on the current need of the department

Full-time, non-exempt position
12-hour shift, during a 24-hour day, 40 hours weekly, 7 day period
Pay Grade 4 – Higher for Lateral Entry

You must file an electronic application with the University of Richmond Human Resource Department at



At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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