Our ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to serve the community, is certified under PA Act 120, has earned an Associate’s Degree or higher or has prior experience as a community- oriented police officer, and is serious about taking advantage of our outstanding educational benefits (see below).

Minimum qualifications are ability to be commissioned as a police officer under Section 501 of the Non-Profit Corporation Law; meet requirements of Section 7504 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code; certifiable under Act 235 Lethal Weapons Training Act; completion of PA Act 120 training; and PA residency at time of appointment.

The position demands excellent organizational skills as well as superior interpersonal skills (verbal and written), and an ability and desire to work closely with all constituencies of the College including students, staff and faculty, in addition to the general public.


  • The Police Officer is charged with the security of life, limb, property, and equipment, and the enforcement of all institution rules, regulations, and State and Federal laws
  • Enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rules and regulations of Lafayette College
  • Provide armed patrol of the campus by vehicle and on foot
  • Investigate reports of criminal activity
  • Document any police interactions and prepare reports in the ‘s record management system
  • Provide security of all campus buildings and property by assisting in the locking of buildings and reporting any circumstances that present a danger to college students, employees or property
  • Direct traffic and investigate motor vehicle accidents
  • Provide a variety of services including but not limited to: medical transports, motorist assists, money escorts, lock/unlock requests, respond to fire safety device activations, accident and criminal investigations
  • Conduct crime awareness programs along with Resident Advisors for the students
  • Check for and report all suspicious activity, equipment malfunction, and other irregularities
  • Provide for security at special events
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, Chief of Police, Lieutenant or Sergeant


  • Tuition waivers for an employee’s spouse/domestic partner for undergraduate and Seminary courses
  • Tuition waivers for an employee’s qualified dependent children, after the employee has completed two (2) years of service
  •  Lafayette College is also a member of the Tuition Exchange Program, which enables qualified dependent children to attend member institutions (approximately 600 throughout the country) and receive, in many cases, full waiver of tuition fees, after the employee has completed five (5) years of service

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of at least three contact references via the online link. http://apply.interfolio.com/112298.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining and developing a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.