The Police Sergeant, under direction, supervises officers and police personal and enforces, prevents, and investigates violations of the law and University rules and regulations.
Supervises assigned police officers and personnel. Evaluates, counsels and advises subordinates. Approves subordinate leave. Examines and approves reports and case files submitted by subordinates.
May supervise a squad of security officers at special events. May function as a police sergeant in any sergeant's position within the department. Disseminates administrative directives and policies and ensures implementation.
Patrols campus and acts as a point of contact for other agencies. Provides professional skills to in-service seminars and training of subordinate officers.
Investigates offenses and arrests offenders of State Criminal Law and Transportation Code violations. Prepares comprehensive reports. Manages crime scenes and evidence collection and processing.
Attends meetings with other departments on and off campus. Performs administrative duties. May serve as a member of committees, recruit officer review and officer promotion boards. Testifies in Justice of the Peace Court as well as County and District Courts and student judicial hearings.Interacts with the public by speaking on various topics dealing with law enforcement and community policing.
Required Education & Experience
Education - High School diploma or GED. 45 college credit hours from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the state of Texas and/or each year of active duty in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may be substituted for ten (10) college credit hours. A maximum of 30 college credit hours may be substituted. A minimum of 15 college credit hours from an accredited college or university is required.)
Experience - The specified number of years of law enforcement experience required for intermediate certification as defined by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certification system, including two years experience as a Police Officer in campus law enforcement at an institution of higher education.
Job Posting Close Date:
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population. Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) intermediate or advanced certification.
Must have a State of Texas class 'C' vehicle operator's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
All system university police will be required to meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) § 217.1.?
Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
Applicants must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment. Applicants must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.
Must be in excellent physical health and stamina.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
·Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or email@example.com should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-029432
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.