Interested in a Career with Mason Police?

Sworn and non-sworn employment opportunities are available at jobs.gmu.edu or Handshake. 


Mason Police offers benefits that are competitive with other law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Paid Time Off

Health Insurance and Retirement

Free Tuition

Take-Home Vehicle Program

Unique Opportunities


Specialized Assignments

Overtime Events

Liaison Officers

Research Collaborations with University Academics

Police Academy and Field Training

Mason Police officers are some of the best trained officers in metro-Washington Region. Under the Virginia Administrative Code, to become a Mason Police officer, an individual must comply with the following law-enforcement certification requirements:

1. Successfully complete law-enforcement basic training at a certified criminal justice training academy, which includes receiving a minimum of 480 hours of department approved training in the following categories: Professionalism; Legal; Communication; Patrol; Investigations; Defensive tactics and use of force; Weapons; and Driver training.

2. Successfully complete a minimum of 100 hours of approved training in the category of field training by meeting or exceeding the field training performance outcomes identified in the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Field Training and On the Job Training Performance Outcomes. See 6VAC20-20-21. Compulsory minimum training standards and requirements.

Additionally, Mason Police basic training and field training far exceeds the state basic training standard of 480 hours and 100 hours respectively. Mason Police officers currently receive 817 hours of basic training. Additionally, after graduation from the police academy, Mason Police undergo 480 hours of field training under the watchful eyes of specially certified field training officers.

Learn more about the basic training curriculum taught at the ​Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Learn more about Mason’s Non-Discrimination Policy.