Sergeant, Campus Police Department Georgetown University Law Center
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 3068698
Sergeant, Campus Police Department Georgetown University Law Center
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Sergeant, Campus Police Department - Georgetown University Law Center
The Sergeant reports to the Director of the Campus Police Department/designee, and works independently with limited supervision; they work with other Patrol Sergeants and serve as a frontline supervisor for subordinate officers and civilians (student guards and contact security guards)
The Sergeant oversees day-today operations/activities and supervises patrol officers assigned to provide police, safety and physical security services to the Georgetown University Law Center and the community in general. They ensure compliance with appropriate written and verbal orders of the Director/designee for all security, police, and safety and traffic matters occurring on and around Law Center property; direct and deploy the work activities of subordinate employees assigned; consult with the Director/designee on appropriate personnel decisions; serve as initial Incident Commander on-scene during incidents and emergencies unless relieved by a ranking officer; send emergency notifications to the University Community during critical events as approved by Director/designee.
The Sergeant ensures administrative support processes for the Campus Police Department are accurately completed/maintained (for example, crime logs, activity sheets, daily rosters, time and attendance); and employs knowledge of an extensive array of leadership competencies that are beyond the scope/requirements of subordinate officers - for example, conducting investigations of personnel performance, evaluating campus safety programs, analyzing training needs, enacting problem-solving techniques, and applying outstanding judgment to unusual events/incidents. They also engage in community policing and crime prevention activities, and may be assigned special projects/assignments.
The duties of the Sergeant are critical to emergency management and law enforcement operations as errors can lead to the loss of life and loss of property; as well, ineffective public safety at the University can have a severe impact on the reputation of the University.
The Sergeant is an integral part of Georgetown Law's Campus Police Department. As a visible representative of public safety, they reflect positively or negatively on the department/University; and as a liaison to internal constituencies (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, visitors, neighbors) and external agencies (MPD, DCFD,FBI, USSS), they routinely interact in a professional manner. As well, in a structured/formal or unstructured/emergency setting (for example non-routine contacts, contacts as part of a presentation, and/or contacts with violators/victims), they convey information in a clear, concise, and logical manner.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher teaming
At least 5 years law enforcement experience related to public safety, security related, law enforcement, military and/or equivalent supervisory experience with knowledge of criminal/civil law and police policies and procedures - including 3 years of supervisory experience
Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last three years and ability to pass Georgetown University driver's certification
Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Special Police Officer Commission, obtain any other security-related clearances, and to pass a detailed background Investigation
Ability to obtain and maintain certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and QC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint, and other assigned training subjects.
Successful completion of Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy, usually during the probation period or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy as required by the Director. [If a candidate has previously graduated from a recognized police academy, the Director may request an academy waiver with documentation.]
Successful completion of all other departmental trainings, to include: Crisis De-Escalation Train-the-Trainer or equivalent, Field Training & Evaluation Program or equivalent, Basic Instructor Training Program or equivalent, First line Supervisor Training or equivalent, and Instructor and Lesson Plan Development Training Program or equivalent
Proficient use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email - and/or the ability to learn these applications
Excellent grammar, speaking, and writing skills (completion of a written test and/or a writing sample if required by the Director)
Possession of tact, patience, a courteous demeanor and welcoming demeanor in order to interact successfully with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
Experience in - and responsibility for critical - incident response and notification procedures
Experience and/or training in situations involving sexual assault and discrimination (including religious, racial, and sexual orientation), biased based policing and ethics
Accountability for rules and responsibilities and for own actions and actions of subordinates; and dependability in meeting commitments, work attendance, and punctuality.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered by the Director in lieu of above requirements.
Knowledge of telecommunications equipment, as well as administrative and clerical skills
Advanced knowledge of criminal/civil law and police policies and procedures
Direct fiscal responsibility and/or indirect fiduciary responsibility for property and equipment
Advanced knowledge of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery)
Advanced knowledge of policing in a higher education environment and applicable laws/policies/procedures/reporting
Demonstrated ability to perform complex functions, establish priorities, and resolve issues
Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement programs/projects
Ability to supervise, evaluate, manage, and motivate subordinate police personnel
Tact and courteous demeanor when interacting with Law Center community and all citizens
Ability to prioritizing tasks and remaining focused when performing multiple tasks
Ability to employ discretion, professionalism, and de-escalated use of police powers in a University environment
Willingness and initiative to support subordinates and organizational goals in difficult work situations, and to take full responsibility for duties and follow up on assignments
All applicants are subject to a drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, extensive psychological testing, and physical fitness/agility test as required by the Director. Preference for 20/20 vision or corrective lens (including contact lens) in order to see far and near objects, estimate distance, and distinguish colors.
Physical Environment: Performs routine desk/ office and police duties. Significant time is spent outside and walking with regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts such as noise, high temperatures, and adverse weather conditions. As a responder to incidents, may incur proximity to danger, including acts of violence, fire, fumes, odors, toxins, and protests which require agility/dexterity (stair climbing, running, bending, kneeling, and crawling) and strength to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative persons. As ell, lifting up to 100 pounds may be required.
Essential Staff: The Sergeant is designated as Essential under the University personnel policy guidelines and is therefore subject to be on-call when necessary. They must be willing and available to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations and requirements of the Department - to include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to Campus Police Department requirements.
Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
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