Job Summary Perform supervisory police work which involves responsibility for supervising and assisting in the management of police patrol, criminal investigation, training, and in the performance of general daily supervisory duties. This position frequently participates in the work performed by subordinate Police Officers and assumes complete charge in the event of the absence of a superior officer. Duties & Responsibilities
Assist superior in planning, organizing, directing, staffing, coordinating, and reporting activities of subordinate Police Officers assigned to a police patrol shift/unit to assure compliance with Written Directives and effectively meet the mission of the police department.
A. Assign and brief police officers at the beginning of a shift;
B. Patrol the University community observing, supervising, and instructing subordinate officers;
C. Respond to police incidents requiring supervisory coordination;
D. Provide effective emergency response and take charge of incident control at major incidents in the absence of a senior officer;
E. Assist and instruct subordinate officers during investigations or difficult or unusual incidents;
F. Review and approve the work of assigned subordinate police officers;
G. Evaluate the performance of subordinate employees and identify and meet training needs if appropriate;
H. Schedule, or assist in scheduling, subordinate Police Officers to provide appropriate staffing levels for vacations, sickness, court appearances, special events, etc.
Perform the functions and duties of the superior officer during scheduled and non-scheduled absences.
Assist in the supervision of telecommunicators, security guard officers, and student patrol officers.
Assist in the supervision or, in the absence of a superior, command special event details such as sporting events, concerts, parades, etc.
Assist in staff studies and program development/coordination of activities and directives pertinent to the activity group.
Act as a campus security authority, as defined by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to include completing training and the timely reporting to the University of Illinois Police allegations of Clery Act crimes.
Act as a responsible employee under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which includes the timely reporting of incidents of sexual harassment/misconduct to the University of Illinois' Title IX coordinator.
Perform related duties as assigned.
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
High school graduation or equivalent.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude.
Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution
Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law
Enforcement Training & Standards Board, if required by the employing institution. All recruit law enforcement officers who successfully complete this course after September 1, 1984 are required to successfully pass the Law Enforcement Officers' Certification Examination. (Applicants lacking such training at time of appointment will be required to complete such requirement during, and as a part of, their probationary period of employment in this class.)
At least 21 years of age upon employment. (This requirement may be further defined by local recruitment, examination, and employment policies, provided age requirements have been met with regard to all other applicable state and federal regulations in this respect.)
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
Associate's degree (or 60 semester credit hours) granted by an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in police science, law enforcement, or other police or law curriculum.
Two (2) years (24 months) of full-time experience as a police officer with a federal, state, county, college or university, municipal, or public institutional police organization having a recognized merit system.
NOTE: Persons who have not successfully completed the mandated firearm training course, as approved and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. Police officers are not authorized to carry a service weapon until successfully completing such training.
NOTE: Educational credit given only for coursework taken at a college/university accredited by one of the following associations:
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
NOTE: Upon an employee's request, a waiver of educational requirements for supervisory positions can be submitted and considered for current police officers originally and continuously employed by the state university system prior to June 1, 2010.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, University rules and regulations, and civil law related to the police mission;
Considerable knowledge of University community geography;
Considerable knowledge of University Police Department Directives;
Considerable knowledge of modern approved principals, practices, and procedures of police work;
Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding police methods and techniques, particularly as related to police patrol operations;
Ability to understand, carry out, and issue verbal and written instructions;
Ability to verbally communicate effectively during normal conditions and stressful and emergency circumstances;
Ability to gather information and prepare clear, comprehensive and accurate reports.
Ability to lead officers and to command their respect;
Ability to analyze police situations rapidly and accurately and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and conditions;
Ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner during normal conditions and stressful and emergency circumstances;
Skill in the use of firearms and other defensive tactics (weapons and unarmed);
Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, rules and regulations with tact, impartiality, and firmness;
Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflict and emergencies;
Standing : Frequently
Walking : Frequently
Stairs : Occasionally
Sitting : Frequently
Lifting/Carrying : Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling : Occasionally
Climbing : Occasionally
Balancing : Rarely
Bending/Stooping : Occasionally
Kneeling : Occasionally
Squatting/Crouching : Occasionally
Crawling : Rarely
Reaching : Occasionally
Grip/Dexterity : Occasionally
Twisting : Occasionally
Talking : Frequently
Hearing : Constantly
Repetitive Motions : Occasionally
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination : Frequently
Visual Acuity : Frequently
Running/Jumping : Occasionally
Physical Exertion : Occasionally
Physical Restraining : Occasionally
Extreme cold : Occasionally
Extreme heat : Occasionally
Humidity : Occasionally
Wet : Occasionally
Noise : Occasionally
Hazards : Occasionally
Temperature Changes : Occasionally
Inclement Weather : Occasionally
Heights : Occasionally
Work Outdoors : Occasionally
Tight Spaces : Rarely
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) : Occasionally
Dangerous Machinery/Equipment : Occasionally
Additional Physical Demands Physical Requirements - good physical condition as occasional physical exertion is intensive and demanding. Ability to perform defensive tactics necessary. Work hours may exceed ten hour days or forty hour weeks.
Work Environment - there is always a risk of personal danger and harm. Some of the work is completed in the office, however, the majority of the work is done in the field. Sometimes there is discomfort in working in all kinds of weather at all hours in very dangerous and adverse conditions and circumstances.
Travel Requirements 5% Attend various required trainings. Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 3081 - Police Sergeant position, appointed on a 12-month basis.
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Requisition ID: 1023373 Job Category: Service Operations
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