Campus Police

Campus Police


Vance-Granville Community College
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-2061

Job Location

This position is available in Creedmoor, Louisburg, and Henderson,NC.


$42,846.00 - $55,528.00 Annually


Full-Time State Benefits

Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Closes: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • The minimum education requirement for a Campus Police Officer is to be a high school graduate or have completed and passed a G.E.D certification program—this requirement is mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
  • A candidate for employment as a Campus Police Officer must have successfully completed an accredited Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and be ready to be certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission as a police officer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Prior experience working as a Law Enforcement Officer in an educational institutional setting.

Position Description

This position is a certified police officer with the power of arrest who responds to students, faculty/staff and citizen calls for service on an assigned campus at Vance-Granville Community College, enforcing criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances and college rules, regulations, and directives. This person investigates and writes reports of incidents and conducts preliminary investigations of those incidents, investigates traffic accidents on campus, patrols campus buildings, and grounds, enforces parking regulations, enforces towing regulations, locks and unlocks buildings, responds to medical emergencies, collects and secures evidence, testifies in court, and serves criminal papers. This person also works with school and community policing programs in an effort to solve problems that generate crime and to identify and solve safety and security issues. This person may work any shift on any campus and may be required to be on call when not on duty. Key elements of this job are trustworthiness, dependability, and the ability to project a positive public image.
This position is assigned to the VGCC Main Campus in Henderson, NC; although, there could be some travel to other counties in the college’s service area. Due to the nature of this position teleworking is incapable.  
The following listing of essential job duties indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job.  This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job.  Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate all law enforcement, security, and safety matters with his/her supervisor through the direction of the VGCC Chief of Campus Police.
  • Plan his/her workday so all assignments can be completed in a timely and professional manner, i.e. traffic enforcement, parking enforcement, security of buildings, etc
  • Handle special events that are a part of the daily activity at the college and must plan accordingly to accommodate these activities.
  • Patrol an assigned campus within the Vance-Granville Community College system.
  • Respond to calls for service, which may necessitate taking some form of action up to and including arrests for violations of the law.
  • Respond to both burglar and fire alarms on the campus.
  • Unlock and secure buildings on a regular schedule and as needed to accomplish the business of the college.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations on incidents and complete written reports on them according to departmental policy.
  • Assist with the support and implementation of all policies, procedures, and authorized activities of the college.
  • Work with school and community policing programs in an effort to solve problems that generate crime.
  • Take individual offenders into custody for on-site offenses or on court-issued orders.
  • Respond to medical emergencies, elevator emergencies, personal injury incidents, investigate security and safety hazards on campus, and other like incidents.
  • Inspect fire alarms, extinguisher systems, emergency lighting, and other related items.
  • Investigate traffic accidents occurring within his/her jurisdiction, i.e. on-campus property or roads that run through or adjacent to the campus
  • Work on self-initiated college and community policing projects in an effort to solve the situations creating specific crime problems.
  • Complete all reports taken in connection with incidents, traffic, safety and security issues, alarms, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Process evidence, confiscated and found property.
  • Testify in court.
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies when requested to do so and within his/her jurisdiction.
  • Attend training sessions and perform other duties including relief of officers on other campuses, special assignments, and work as needed by the department.
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem-solving, responsibility, and teamwork.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor or the Chief of Campus Police.

Difficult Challenges

  • Applying sound judgment during the decision-making process.
  • Effectively resolving issues involving students, faculty, and members of the public.
  • Acquiring considerable knowledge of all VGCC campuses
  • Functioning independently as well as a team member.
  • Analyzing an issue, and then developing an effective resolution


  • Daily: other police officers reference information exchange
  • Daily: students, faculty, and staff reference information, conflict resolution
  • Several times a week: Police Supervisors and the Chief of Campus Police reference information exchange
  • Monthly: police officers from other agencies reference fact-finding and information exchange

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of departmental directives.
  • Considerable knowledge of court procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the college campuses.
  • Skilled in the use of all law enforcement equipment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal well with students, faculty, staff, and the public in a college environment.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Knowledge of community policing concepts.
  • Ability to physically operate and handle departmental equipment, including computers.
  • Ability to operate campus police vehicles under all conditions—including emergency conditions.
  • Ability to report to work during inclement weather and emergency situations.
  • Physical ability to safely restrain uncooperative individuals for the protection of the college community.
  • Ability to lift, bend, climb, and run is required up to and including emergency situations.
  • Ability to see, hear, and speak is required to communicate with students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • The knowledge and ability to apply the principles of community policing.

Department/Job Specific Requirements

  • As a condition of employment, a successful candidate must successfully complete the VGCC Campus Police Field Training program after employment.
  • As a condition of employment a successful candidate must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation as mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
  • As a condition of employment a successful candidate must pass a comprehensive psychological evaluation, a medical examination, a drug test, and any other tests/examinations as mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for police officers.
  • Upon employment, must complete the following college training matrix but not limited to: Automatic Electronic Defibrillator/CPR; Chemical Hygiene/Biological Safety; Bloodborne Pathogens; Chemical Safety (HazCom/HazMat); Emergency Action Plans; Emergency Equipment; E-Vac Chair; first aid; Machine Guarding; Personal Protective Equipment; Reporting Requirements; Anti-Harassment; Personal Information Protection Training; and National Incident Management Systems.
  • A candidate must not have committed or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Minimum age for employment as a Campus Police Officer is 21 years of age.
  • Mobility necessary to accomplish assigned tasks, such as walking the campuses to lock and unlock the campus, completing security surveys, patrolling buildings, and similar duties.
  • Dexterity necessary to qualify yearly with all departmental weapons.
  • Possess or be able to obtain prior to employment a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.


Physical Demands

  • Physical Activity: Long periods of standing and or walking
  • Environmental Hazard(s): 15-30%
  • Lifting: 20<->50lbs.

How to Apply

Please apply on our school's website: Apply Here.

Job Post Contact

Kevin Tompkins