Position Summary Police Sergeants are responsible for daily supervision of patrol personnel on a patrol shift. The Police Sergeant is responsible for assisting and supporting the shift lieutenant.
The Police Sergeant, in the absence of the lieutenant, will assume command of daily operations. He/She will ensure proper patrol coverage on a daily basis. Performs all duties of a police officer, including arrests and testifying in court. Police Sergeants are also responsible for scheduling sworn and non-sworn officers, assigning daily tasks and work assignments. They will provide daily roll call, equipment checks and uniform inspections. Police Sergeants are responsible to ensure that daily paperwork is completed prior to end of shift and ready for review by investigators.
Work performed by the police sergeant is subject to review by the Director, Associate and Assistant Director and Lieutenants for consistency towards the University's and Department's goals, objectives and policies and established practices. Police Sergeants must possess good problem solving and decision making abilities along with sound judgement and discretion.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the shift lieutenant in managing and assigning subordinate personnel to posts and patrol sectors, for his/her tour of duty.
Provides supervision and guidance for all officers assigned to his/her shift. Assists with conducing shift briefings/training sessions and ensures that all shift personnel read the Public Safety Bulletin and are prepared for duty.
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls in a prompt, professional manner. Types of calls include fire, medical, crime reports, disturbances, requests for transports, crimes in progress, as well as burglar, fire, and panic alarms. Provides emergency first aid as needed.
Performs preventative patrol and proactively engages with the University community in the course of daily patrol. Patrol may be in the form of vehicular, bicycle, or on foot.
Utilizes community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life on campus.
Makes physical arrests, processes arrestees and initiates criminal prosecution. Issues citations and prepares criminal complaints.
Facilitates the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforces traffic and parking violations. Staffs special event assignments, including athletic competitions and other campus activities and events. Maintains crowd control and provides instructions and directions to event attendees and staff.
Acts as an information resource for visitors and community members; keeps abreast of departmental and university activities.
Employs effective community service oriented techniques, ensuring positive and professional interactions are maintained with Villanova community members. Routinely interacts with residence assistants (RA) and other University faculty, staff, and students during normal patrol; sharing crime prevention information and valuable safety and security techniques.
Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
PA resident as evidenced by a valid PA drivers license.
Must be an approved University driver in accordance with the Universitys Motor Vehicle Record Policy for drivers of University vehicles.
Successful completion of Pennsylvania Act 235 Lethal Weapons Course with Certification or attainment of certification within one year of appointment.
Successful completion of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Academy or capable of completion of said academy within one year of appointment.
Successful completion of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission Certification Exam. Acquire and maintain first aid and CPR Certifications.
Three years police experience.
Some supervisory experience, as well as experience working in a college setting, preferred.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours Work in outdoor as well indoor venues year-round. At times, environmental conditions are poor in terms of exposure to weather or extreme heat or cold during normal shifts, as well as during special details and events.
Must be able to effect a physical arrest, subdue resisting individuals, chase fleeing suspects. Must be willing to work overtime details as needed or assigned. Ability to work round the clock shift-work. Walking for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours per day); running; lifting pulling, pushing, and carrying; bending, kneeling, and squatting.
Both gross and fine motor skills are needed, as well as visual, hearing, speaking, touching, tasting, and smelling sensory skills.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.