Job Req ID:  114137

Campus Police Investigator

Johns Hopkins University is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Campus Police Investigator. Campus Police Investigators work in a team environment and work with surrounding law enforcement agencies as well as various university departments. The Campus Police Investigator reports to the Campus Police Investigations Lieutenant.

Incumbent will conduct criminal investigations, i.e., property and person crimes, threats, harassment, incidents and/or allegations of wrongdoing or inappropriate behavior.

The working hours are from 11:30 am till 8:00 pm.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Investigator will coordinate and conduct joint investigations and/or events with city, state, federal and other law enforcement agencies as deemed necessary.
  • Assist in the prosecution of all cases assigned; and testify in subsequent court proceedings.
  • Assist crime victims, especially students, in dealing with the Criminal Justice System.
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently conduct criminal investigations and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff and visitors on and off campus.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, schedule, and supervise security personnel for university events/functions.
  • Conduct security surveys for properties owned by the university or for students residing in off campus housing.
  • Assist in the administration of the Document Management System (PowerDMS).
  • Compile, analyze, and distribute statistical data as needed for operational purposes and use pc for word processing, database entry, and spreadsheets.
  • Assist with special operations, i.e., dignitary protection.
  • Will maintain, install, and implement all covert electronic equipment and evidentiary material (including videotapes, photographs, etc.).

  • Position requires periodic evening and weekend assignments, primarily for handling dignitary assignments, special events, and the Neighborhood Walkers on Patrol program.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills necessary to establish and maintain effective rapport with University students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to work within the university community and a strong commitment to working with students.
  • Analytical and decision-making skills to develop and implement security events.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional confidentiality.

  • Excellent administrative skills, organizational skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills with ability to write accurate factual and grammatically correct reports.
  • Leadership skills with experience working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to diversity and promoting a campus climate that encourages inclusion.
  • Knowledge of procedures related to the maintenance of records.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques for providing security for persons and property.
  • Knowledge of investigation techniques.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience using sound judgment, flexibility and working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to assess, prioritize, and successfully resolve issues.
  • Ability to write, factual and grammatically correct reports.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, word processing, database management, Microsoft Office, Excel spreadsheets, email, and familiarity with various security systems.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

Other Requirements

  • Must pass pre-employment background check and successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes a drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Public Safety physical requirements.
  • Position is a plain-clothes assignment, however, at times may be required to wear a uniform and may involve shift work.
  • Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, walk, and run.
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, vans, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.; make arrests when necessary; run moderate distances and/or go up and/or down flights of steps; read, interpret, and understand University policies and procedures; withstand exposure to inclement weather.
  • Must be able to become certified as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland and must comply with the Scope of Commission per MD Public Safety Article Section 3-307.
  • Application for a special police officer commission will be made after hire and during the initial training period.
  • The University will cover any expenses related to the application for the commission and permit.
  • Denial by the Maryland State Police of a commission or permit, or subsequent revocation of those privileges, may result in termination. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a law enforcement related field (city, county, state, university, federal agency).
  • One (1) year of law enforcement experience investigating complex assignments to include experience with case preparation, crime scene preservation, and evidence.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences discipline or a combination of university credits and law enforcement work experience.



Classified Title: Campus Police Investigator 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Campus Police Investigator   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OF  
Starting Salary Range: $21.00 - $36.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm Mon-Fri 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Investigative Services  
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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