Police Officer Recruitment Information
The George Mason University Police is committed to providing public safety services to its community. This commitment is reflected in the rigid selection process. This process takes approximately four months to complete. Applicants must successfully complete the following steps of the process:
1. Submit an online application at
2. Pre-screening Interview.
3. Polygraph Examination.
4. Psychological Exam.
5. Medical Exam.
6. Interview with Chief of Police.
Any questions regarding the selection process should be directed to Captain Joan McCall at 703-993-2824 or bye-mail.
-Minimum age of 21.
-High school graduate or GED; advance degree desired.
-Good health and physical condition as determined by physician.
-Valid driver's license at time of appointment.
-Must not have been convicted of felonies or serious misdemeanor crimes.
-No illegal drug use within the past 12 months.
-Must live within a 75 mile radius of the Fairfax Campus.
Police recruits must attend the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy for a 20-week basic police training.
Upon graduation, officers enter a field training program for further instruction focusing on specific training for George Mason University and an overall evaluation of general performance. Upon successful completion of this program, officers are then released to work on their own and embark on a demanding career serving the George Mason University community.
Salary & Benefits
1. Twelve paid holidays per year.
2. Four hours of Annual Leave accrued per pay period (additional hours based on years of service).
3. Eight days of sick leave per year.
4. Four family personal days per year.
5. Medical Insurance (90% paid by GMU).
-Prescription, dental and vision plans.
6. Life Insurance (Paid by GMU).
7. Retirement (Virginia Retirement System).
8. Tuition waiver
9. Long term disability (Paid by GMU).
10. All uniforms provided.
11. Direct deposit.
12. Credit Union.
13. U.S. Savings Bonds.
14. Sick Leave Bank.
15. Veteran's Benefits.
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