The Police Lieutenant is a sworn, commissioned University Special Police Officer, serving as a personnel and/or function manager in the Department of University Police & Emergency Management. He/she manages supervisory personnel and police officers that provide daily law enforcement services to the campus community. The Police Lieutenant coordinates aspects of assigned functions within the Department, such as police operations, investigations, property and evidence, crime prevention, victim assistance, special events and records management. The incumbent coordinates scheduling and work assignments. The Police Lieutenant researches and writes policies and standard operating procedures, and he/she reviews and approves daily incident reports.
Will supervise 2-4 Police Sergeants
Position is considered as essential personnel under the University Personnel policies
Position is required to be able to work outside normal business hours to include nights and weekends
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Project Leader/Advisor B
$32.69 - $34.13/hr
Required Education and Experience
5-8 years of relevant experience
Demonstrated supervisory experience or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities required for the position
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population
Must have demonstrated experience writing and implementing policy
Must be able to quickly evaluate critical situations and determine the appropriate response, as demonstrated through past law enforcement experience
Demonstrated experience in the utilization of modern law enforcement management strategies, operational and investigative techniques, and technological tools
Preferred Education and Experience
Prior experience as a sworn, uniformed supervisor in a law enforcement agency
Prior experience in a university policing environment, with demonstrated experience coordinating programs with other university entities, such as campus life
Comprehensive knowledge of community policing techniques (obtained via experience, education, and training), especially as it pertains to the university environment
Knowledge of criminal law and procedure of the District of Columbia
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
Must be able to obtain and maintain a University Special Police Officer Commission or equivalent; successful completion of medical and psychiatric examinations; successful completion of initial, annual and random drug screens; obtain and maintain a current driver’s license; successfully obtain the University’s approval to drive University vehicles
Must be able to obtain and maintain certification from a recognized law enforcement training academy
Must be able to obtain and maintain all certifications that are required for uniformed officers
Must have comprehensive knowledge of the laws of arrest, search, and seizure
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