A UNLPD Police Sergeant has direction and supervision of a team of police officers to accomplish daily and long-term law enforcement responsibilities and serves under the general supervision of the Captain of Patrol Services or Captain of Administrative Services. Sergeants mentor, motivate, and provide guidance to assist in the professional development of police officers. Daily tasks include approving officer reports and citations for completeness, accuracy, and inclusion of all elements of the crime alleged; overseeing case management and investigation of reported incidents; managing sergeant and officer work schedules to ensure adequate staffing; reviewing and implementing patrol and community policing strategies to provide campus safety and engagement with the campus community; responding to major crimes, fires, chemical hazards, or other incidents relating to public safety and assist in coordinating support from outside agencies; implementing special projects to enhance relationships with the campus community and address crime trends; and providing guidance to officers in the application of and compliance with laws, University policy, and department policy.
Other responsibilities assigned to a Police Sergeant include: Patrolling by foot, bicycle, or vehicle to engage with the campus community, prevent crime, and enforce traffic and criminal law. Complete performance evaluations for assigned officers and investigate complaints received by the department as necessary. Support and effectuate department goals of diversity and inclusive excellence. Evaluate training programs for effectiveness and application, provide supervision and direction during assigned special events, and oversee special projects and programs as assigned. Respond to and investigate calls for service, conduct investigations, and arrest persons responsible as applicable. Assume responsibility of all aspects of campus safety and security in the absence of a higher-ranking officer.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
High School diploma is required. Three (3) years of experience in law enforcement is required. Must have current state law enforcement certification. If certification is from outside Nebraska, the incumbent is required to obtain Nebraska law enforcement certification through the reciprocity process within one year. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.