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The Police Sergeant serves as Watch Commander during his or her tour of duty and supervises subordinates assigned to provide safety and security to the Georgetown University Main Campus and Medical Center. S/he ensures compliance with appropriate written and verbal orders of the Chief of GUPD and other designated supervisors (including the Deputy Chief and Lieutenants) for all security, police, safety and traffic matters occurring on and around Georgetown University property. The incumbent directs the work activities of subordinate employees assigned to him or her and consults with other designated immediate supervisor on appropriate decisions, serving as initial Incident Commander on-scene during incidents and emergencies until relieved by superior. Reporting directly to the Lieutenant and working independently with limited amount of direct supervision, the Police Sergeant has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Ensures compliance with all departmental operations, procedures, and written and verbal directives, and all subordinates and contract officers are knowledgeable of all current and pertinent orders.
Schedules on-the-job training requirements and functions, work assignments, vacations, days off, and other related activities, subject to approval of a supervisor.
Implements effective management practices to achieve maximum efficiency, directing all police, traffic, and security matters.
Acts as Watch Commander, enforcing all United States and District of Columbia laws, and university rules and regulations, and ensuring investigations of all complaints, crimes, accidents, and incidents occurring, reported, or observed on tour of duty in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ensures proper and comprehensive reports are prepared and inspects same for complete and required information, participating in decisions on matters of employee welfare, recruitment, hiring, evaluation, performance management, personnel assignments, training, promotion, discipline, and equipment needs.
Protects, maintains, and accounts for all communications equipment, vehicles, and other equipment utilized by personnel, continuously inspecting personnel under his or her direction to ensure compliance with orders and procedures.
Develops, collects, processes, and manages / maintains crime data and intelligence information as suggested under relevant federal and local standards.
Detects, gathers, prepares, preserves, and presents evidence for federal, local and University proceedings.
Ensures chain-of-custody is not compromised, responding to crime scenes after normal business hours, as directed by supervisor.
Locates and interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims, reviews initial case reports, progress reports, and case determination reports, and prepares reports to internal and external entities as required.
Coordinates and participates in background investigations and related activities, and reports the results to a supervisor.
Develops and manages crime prevention programs to reduce or eliminate crime problems, monitors daily incident reports and responsible for daily crime log, and conducts security surveys of University buildings and property as needed.
Develops and presents community policing and crime prevention presentation to faculty, staff and students to promote best practices in personal safety among the campus population.
Participates in crime prevention programs including community outreach and education, self-defense tactics, and property registration and investigates crimes and incidents as they come under their purview.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in criminal justice or related field
Minimum of five (5) years law enforcement experience related to public safety, including at least 1 year of supervisory experience
Previous experience in and responsibility for critical incident response and notification procedures desired.
Previous experience and/or training in situations involving sexual assault and discrimination (including religious, racial, and sexual orientation) a plus; An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and able to pass Georgetown University driver's certification
All applicants are subject to a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing
Must be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation and also qualify for a Special Police Officer's Commission
Must be comfortable using computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email and/or the ability to learn these applications is essential. Knowledge of telecommunications equipment is desirable; Administrative and clerical skills are a plus
Must possess intermediate knowledge of criminal and civil law and of police practices and procedures.
Must possess tact, patience, a courteous demeanor and pleasant personality in order to deal with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
Must respect the use of police powers in relation to a University environment. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including report writing, are essential
Is subject to be on call when necessary and must be willing to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department, which may include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs
Some training in law enforcement operations and investigative procedures and previous experience and responsibility for critical incident response and notification procedures; previous experience and/or training in situations involving sexual assault and discrimination (including religious, racial, and sexual orientation)
Experience and/or certified training as an investigator to include Crime Scene and Death Investigations, evidence/property collection and preservation, interview/interrogation, latent fingerprint collection, and overt/covert electronic surveillance techniques
NCIC certification or eligibility for certification with demonstrated ability to conduct interviews and investigate complex cases
Ability to testify in grand juries, hearings, and trials, and prepare affidavits, warrants, and investigative reports
Knowledge of: court system; modern police practices, crime investigation methods, presentation of physical evidence, principles and practices of police supervision, and GUPD and University regulations, policies, and procedures
Ability to explain and interpret provision of laws, ordinances, and regulations
Prior training and experience in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and risk evaluations a plus; solid understanding of Jeanne Clery Act
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