Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

As a Corporal with Vanderbilt University, you will perform law enforcement, crime prevention and other general police/security services; enforce state and local laws as well as Vanderbilt University policies and procedures; proactive patrolling by means of foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or vehicle. Assignments are made based on the needs of the department and are subject to change.

This position is non-exempt with a pay rate of $22/hr.   

The Vanderbilt University Public Safety Department comes under the charge of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Administration. As one of Tennessee's larger law enforcement agencies, the Police Department provides comprehensive law enforcement and security services to all components of Vanderbilt University including the Vanderbilt University Campus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks, and a variety of University-owned facilities throughout the Davidson County area. For more information about Vanderbilt University Police Department, you may visit:

Duties and Responsibilities 

Community Oriented Policing

Calls for Service


Judicial Proceedings

Special Events and Assignments


Daily contact with members of the university and medical center community to include students, parents, staff, faculty, physicians and visitors to give information/directions, take police reports, conduct preliminary investigations, and provide victim assistance.  May represent the department at university meetings or functions.


Frequent contact with members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to exchange information, provide assistance, or request assistance as necessary.  Frequent contact with members of the general public during the delivery of law enforcement services.  May communicate with news media on occasion.  May serve as liaison between department and other agencies.

Position Requirements

Physical Requirements 

In addition to meeting P.O.S.T. requirements officers must be able to:

Other Requirements


Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Minimum Education/Experience

Note:  One (1) year experience at VUPD as a Community Service Officer (CSO) or a Communications Officer (CO) may be used to meet the minimum three (3) year requirement.


Application Instructions

Applicants may apply online at

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