The Police Sergeant position is a uniformed first line supervisory position and is responsible for ensuring that Campus Police Officers perform in alignment with the mission and direction of the Campus Public Safety Office while complying with constitutional guidelines, policies, state laws, and a variety of complex administrative operational and programmatic functions
Supervision is exercised over Campus Police Officers and within certain assignments, civilian personnel. Campus Police Sergeants work independently in performing regularly assigned duties under general direction of a Lieutenant or other higher ranking administrators.
Special Note: The Police Sergeant may at times be the highest ranking law enforcement/public safety official on campus. As such, the incumbent is expected to make emergency command decisions without the benefit of consultation from a higher authority. Due to the potential decision making nature of the position, the Sergeant must be prepared to provide immediate direction to the community by making decisions for the University that may marginally relate to law enforcement/public safety until such time as higher-level authority arrives on scene.
Special Working Conditions: Work will involve both administrative and law enforcement functions. Job requires the ability to work variable shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. Satisfactory job performances requires: manual dexterity; physical effort which may be at times extreme; ability to work under highly stressful and potentially hazardous conditions; and ability to properly use and handle personal protective equipment.
Minimum of Five (5) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience to include supervision of law enforcement personnel, coordination of specialized duties and/or functions that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Five (5) years working as a certified police officer.
Must have worked at a sworn agency as a certified officer within the last 2 years.
Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively within an increasingly diverse environment.
Possession of a valid State-issued driver's license.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.
Four (4) years or more of supervisory experience within law enforcement setting.
Proven ability to effectively train personnel in accordance with established law enforcement/public safety training standards.
Training and expertise in community-oriented policing practices.
Commitment to delivering community-centered awareness and prevention programming.
Ability to assess critical and emergent situations and determine an appropriate course of action.
Knowledge of mandatory crime reporting laws/regulations and other law enforcement specific legal requirements.
Demonstrated analytical, decision-making, problem identification, and resolution skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to effectively interact with a highly diverse campus community.
Proven ability to consistently demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and emotional maturity.
Internal Number: 35160
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