Police Sergeant

Lewis University

JOB LINK: https://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/4796

EducationBachelor’s Degree
High School Diploma or GED
SkillsDriver’s License
Clean Driving Record
First Aid Certification
Law Enforcement
Supervising Experience
Job Description Summary
The Lewis University Police Department is a trained, professional organization committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The University Police Sergeant is a member of the Police Department professional staff. The function of the University Police Sergeant is to provide leadership and supervision to University Police Officers, Campus Safety Officers and Campus Safety Assistants assigned to his or her respective shift. Additionally, the University Police Sergeant functions as a working member of the shift by assisting to maintain security and safety for assigned areas, effectively responding to requests for service and enforcing applicable state and local laws in addition to University policies. University Police Sergeants are an integral part of the department’s overall community policing strategy. University Police Sergeants are part of the University’s team of first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and nonemergency situations.

Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituents, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Catholic and LaSallian Mission.

Serve as part of the University Police Department’s administrative leadership team:
Plan and direct patrol and support services on assigned shifts
Provide leadership, direction and training to police personnel on assigned shifts
Clearly communicate performance output expectations through regular and consistent one on one interactions with personnel on assigned shifts
Hear community complaints reported during assigned shifts, determine best course of action, ensure the Deputy Chief is aware of complaints and the progress or status of internal matters and issues of public concern
Respond to emergencies or crises and serve as a liaison to local law enforcement and emergency responders
Oversee the management of the emergency dispatch center and front gate operations during assigned shifts
Fulfill collateral responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Police including by not limited to: scheduling, report review, staff training, community training, records management, property and evidence management, equipment procurement, Clery reporting, staff selection, court document processing, committee participation, special event planning and internal investigations
Act as one of the University’s first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and nonemergency situations:
React quickly and calmly to emergency situations by determining an appropriate course of action and ensuring an appropriate response utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment to resolve the issue
Conduct investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents by gathering evidence, locating and questioning witnesses and giving aid and support to victims
Appropriately utilize computerized law enforcement records systems
Provide first aid including CPR and utilization of an AED
Understand basic emergency response principles
Respond to and investigate fire and burglar alarm activations
Assist in implementation of the University Emergency Operations Plan as prescribed
Participate in routine patrol and security activities:
Provide campus wide police patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect persons and property
Investigate any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards or suspicious circumstances
Investigate calls for service of a non-criminal nature, and assess individual cases to determine appropriate action
Investigate vehicle accidents, complete required forms and reports and take appropriate enforcement action
Complete special investigations as assigned
Mediate disputes involving community members
Actively assist and collaborate with other police, fire and public safety agencies as necessary
Operate and service department vehicles safely and in compliance with all applicable Illinois Vehicle Code provisions and University policy
Perform individual post functions as set forth in department policies including checking, locking and opening University buildings and offices
Provide motorist assistance such as vehicle unlocks and jump-starts
Develop an extensive knowledge of the University, its policies, locations of buildings, geography and personnel, organizational structure, traffic flow, and problem areas
Conduct requested and self-initiated security inspections to assist in environmental management for better security
Provide security escorts to students and others upon request
Perform crowd control duties as necessary during special events or emergency incidents
Safely regulate vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow’
Minimum Qualifications
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma -Must be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a full-time Police Officer -Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with a good driving record -M
Preferred Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university -Previous experience as a police supervisor -Extensive experience as a police officer -Previous experience in campus law enforcement and / or student development -Proficiency in common busi
Essential Duties
Work hours
Full time


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