Law Enforcement Lieutenant

Florida Atlantic University


SkillsLaw Enforcement
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Position Summary:
Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Law Enforcement Lieutenant.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Under supervision of the Captain, this position is administrative in nature and assists the chief law enforcement officer in directing the law enforcement and public safety activities at the university. It requires the Lieutenant to assume command in the absence of higher ranking police administrators and to exercise independent judgment in the formulation and execution of departmental policies and procedures.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Supervises people whose duties include the investigation, pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators.
Directs and participates in the investigation of crimes and other related law enforcement incidents of importance.
Directs daily operations of road patrol, traffic and support functions of the University Police Department.
Directs and supervises university law enforcement personnel in the daily performance of law enforcement, security and traffic control duties. Responsible for scheduling, deploying, training, discipline and evaluation of all assigned law enforcement personnel. Prepares directives, reviews for approval duty schedules and work assignments of personnel.
Plans, organizes, directs and/or participates in the implementation of law enforcement, security, traffic control, and crime prevention programs within the University and reviews such programs.
Coordinates security and staff assignments for university special events. Assist the training coordinator with programs in the department necessary for maintaining law enforcement certification.
Reviews and approves Police Reports.
Prepares and updates departmental general orders, standing operating procedures and other policies.
Responsible for disciple and welfare of all personnel assigned to this command.
Maintains liaison with the administrators of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the implementation and coordination of law enforcement programs of the department.
Maintains liaison with and attends meetings with various university departments and makes recommendations to the Chief of Police. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be currently certified as Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests; and must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

Four years of sworn law enforcement or sworn investigative experience and the ability to supervise people whose duties include the investigation, pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators required.


College or Department:
Campus Police

Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 hour shifts. May require some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Application Deadline:

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

Applicants from this pool may be considered for either FAU’s Baca Raton or Jupiter campus.

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