Interested in a Career with Mason Police?

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


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

New full-time employees earn 96 hours (12 days) of annual leave (i.e., “paid time off”) per year. In addition to earned annual leave that accrues every pay period and carries over into the new year, full-time employees begin every year with the following leave balances:

Mason employees also enjoy other leave benefits such as:

Learn more about Paid Time Off.

Mason employees have access to:

Eligible Mason Employees

Eligible Mason employees are allowed to enroll in classes and related laboratories each academic year, for which tuition (up to 12 credits per year for any academic program – including the Scalia Law School and graduate programs), mandatory student fee, lab, and course fees will be exempted. Learn more about Mason’s Employee Tuition Exemption Benefit.

Eligible Dependents of Mason Employees

As of November 9, 2022, George Mason University is offering the Mason Virginia Promise (MVP) Grant for qualifying dependents of Mason employees. The employee must be current, active, and benefits-eligible to qualify for this benefit. Learn more about Employee Dependent Tuition Benefit.

Eligible Officers can participate in Mason Police’s take-home vehicle program.

Unique Opportunities

  • Eight-lane indoor firing range shared with City of Fairfax PD and City of Falls Church PD
  • Crime Scene Processing Course
  • Firearms Instructor Course
  • Leadership Development Course
  • Police Driving Instructor Course
  • Executive Protection Course
  • And more
  • Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
  • K-9 Unit
  • Uncrewed Aerial Systems (Drone) Unit
  • Threat Assessment Unit
  • Special Response Team (SRT) Unit
  • Executive Protection Unit
  • Bike Patrol Unit
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • And more
  • EagleBank Arena
  • Center for the Arts
  • Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
  • Political Campaigns
  • VIPs
  • And more
  • LGBTQ+
  • Greek Life
  • Title IX
  • Mason Life
  • And more

Members of Mason Police enjoy opportunities working with cutting edge technology such as FARO, 3D Mapping, and more.

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.