Lafayette College has an opening for a full-time Police Officer.  Responsibilities include enforcement of local, state, and federal laws on campus.   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 institutional 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 dept.’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


  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement
  • Tuition program benefit which include undergraduate courses for an employee and spouse.
  • Tuition program benefit for employee’s qualified dependent children, for undergraduate education, once employee reaches required years of service.

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Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is responsive inclusive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.