Police Sergeant

Compton Community College

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EducationAssociate’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
First Aid Certification
Peace Officer Certification
Law Enforcement
CPR Certification
BenefitsHealth Insurance
Vision Insurance
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance

Under general supervision , plans, schedules, trains, deploys, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of staff of the Compton Community College District Police Department for an assigned shift; performs the full range of field and office work in connection with patrol, including armed officers, investigations, crime prevention, and communications dispatch; performs administrative functions for the department; fosters cooperative working relationships with other District departments, outside agencies, and the public served; performs related work as assigned.


Supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of police staff on an assigned shift.

Plans, develops, presents, coordinates, and maintains records of training programs; trains staff in work procedures; reviews and approves reports prepared by staff; ensures that all personnel are in compliance with mandated training and are in possession of required certifications.

Schedules the work of employees to provide for coverage and makes day-to-day assignments as required by the needs of the department.

Prepares and conducts pre-shift briefings to inform police officers of current criminal activities and changes in department policies and procedures, and Federal, State and local laws.

Evaluates operations for effectiveness, identifies trends, and anticipates changing needs for staffing, enforcement activities, training, and other related needs or deficiencies.

Ensures that departmental goals and objectives are met for maximum effective service delivery.

Performs the full range of duties of a police officer as necessary.

Provides backup to police officers; responds to crime scenes, accidents, or emergencies; participates in any or all crime scene processes, provides technical advice, direction, and basic medical assistance; and requests additional resources as necessary.

Reviews and approves arrests.

Identifies crime trends or other problems; develops plans and tactics to be employed in an effort to reduce crime and solve problems.

Addresses any complaints or concerns from students, the public, or other District personnel regarding public safety issues, and takes appropriate measures as necessary to ensure an expedient and satisfactory resolution.

Attends and represents the Police Department at various advisory committees and/or community meetings.

Acts as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and other entities as directed; prepares District safety plan for special events held on campus.

Reviews written reports and daily logs completed by staff; ensures that all written reports are complete and accurate prior to submission for approval; provides training in report writing as needed.

Communicates with students and staff regarding public safety issues, including on-going crime related problems.

Conducts thorough criminal, administrative, and personnel investigations as directed; completes written reports and briefs for any entity at the District or law enforcement agency as required; prepares complete investigations reports for review by law enforcement and prosecuting agencies.

Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in campus public safety.

Ensures that confidential investigations remain uncompromised.

Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the Department’s budget.

Participates in the evaluation, acquisition and procurement of equipment for the Department.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, performs duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

May be required to work in the capacity of a Police Officer.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree in police science or related field and three (3) years of law enforcement experience.

Licenses & Certifications:
Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

Must possess and maintain a valid American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.

Valid Basic certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), possession of POST Intermediate certificate desirable.

A POST Campus Law Enforcement course must be completed within the first 12 months of service.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain POST physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


Appointment to position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background investigation by an independent investigator including, but not limited to, investigation of past employers, employment records, licenses, certifications, education, references, criminal and civil records, consumer credit check, psychological examination, medical examination, and a physical agility test. All applicants will be required to execute appropriate waivers and releases, answer questions, and be interviewed by an investigator as a condition of employment. All applicants will be required to submit to, and successfully oral interview, physical agility test, and medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations. Must be able to work extended or rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations.


Criminal Justice Fingerprints.

Tuberculosis screening.

District pre-placement drug testing at District expense.


Diversified medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs.

$50,000 term life insurance plan and long term disability insurance plans.

Benefits also include up to 22 vacation days and 12 sick days per year.

Staff members contribute a percentage of their monthly salary to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and, where applicable, to Social Security.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:

Compton Community College District Application Online

Upload the following documents:
Cover Letter (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.)


Copies of pertinent transcript(s)

Copies of pertinent Licenses & Certifications (American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification and California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate)


Any individual with a disability, who requires reasonable accommodation, may request assistance by contacting the Human Resources Office at (310) 900-1600 extension 2141, or completing form PC1105, a minimum of five (5) working days prior to closing date for this position.


Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. During the campus visit, each applicant will be tested and/or interviewed.

The Human Resources Office will rate responses to the questions or interview questions.

Based upon this rating, a small number will be invited to the campus a second time for an interview.

To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate materials for each position. The District does not return materials submitted an application for a position. SUBMISSION OF THESE MATERIALS IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY.

During the interview, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.

The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by letter or email. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Special Trustee has acted upon the District’s recommendation for employment.

The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position, or to delay indefinitely filling this position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Staffing of this position is contingent upon the availability of funding.


To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the closing date.


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