Lieutenant – Campus Safety

Limestone College Campus Safety

The Office of Campus Safety at Limestone College has an opening for the position of Campus Safety Lieutenant. This position reports directly to the Chief of Campus Safety.

Position Summary: The Lieutenant assists and supports the Chief of Campus Safety in varied department duties by ensuring compliance with College policies, local, state, and federal laws and overseeing a host of operational and administrative strategies to maximize safety and security in and around the college community. As part of the Department of Campus Safety Command Team, manages department operational and/or administrative personnel and duties as assigned. Employs appropriate organizational leadership strategies to train/mentor department staff and hold them accountable to department/college policies, procedures, and directives. Responds appropriately to emergency/crisis calls to protect persons or property from crimes or other hazards. When necessary, respond to after-hours to exigent/crisis situations requiring Command Team intervention. Work various shifts as assigned including nights and weekend when required. Collaborate/communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on issues of mutual interest. Serve as an effective, positive liaison between the Department of Campus Safety and all internal/external stakeholders.

The department operates on 12 hour shifts for officers, providing service 24/7. Additional hours may be assigned for working special events and athletic games. The proposed Lieutenant hours are 10 hour shifts, overlapping day and night shift supervision (afternoons)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Characteristic Duties

Provide executive assistance to the Chief of Campus Safety.
Enforces College policies, regulations, and municipal, state, and federal laws. Assist local law enforcement as necessary. Must adhere to the Limestone College Mission Statement and philosophy.
Attends to emergency requests as they arise; renders on site emergency assistance as required with specified protocol and procedure.
Assist with the day-to-day management of the Campus Safety Department.
Direct and control personnel under command to assure the proper performance of duties and adherence to established rules, regulations, policies, and patrol procedures.
Direct the patrol of College property, apprehension of suspects, and recommendations of the disposition of cases of crimes or incidents against the College community.
Oversee follow-up investigations to on campus criminal activity, and College Student Policy violations.
Observe, collect, preserve, file reports, and record physical and oral evidence of crimes and incidents committed on College property.
Provide assurance that department equipment, supplies, and materials assigned to the command are correctly used, inventoried and maintained.
Plan and direct a comprehensive program for the department; train in duties and report writing and supervise all personnel.
Directly supervises department employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Assist with the Annual Security Report per the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requirements and compliance.
May be assigned to any shift, which could include working nights, early morning, holidays, weekends, and special events as determined by leadership.
Work collaboratively with campus partners.
Contribute daily to community relations and outreach initiatives.
Deliver customer-based services to faculty, staff, students and visitors and ensure continuous improvement.
Informs the Chief of any unusual situations or circumstances that come to their attention
Patrols assigned areas making inquiries and inspection oriented towards protecting of life and property, preventing crime and accidents (Patrols include both foot and vehicle)
Accurately completes all necessary administrative forms and reports
Enforces college parking and traffic regulations by the issuance of parking and traffic citations
Diffuses difficult situations and will accompany unauthorized individuals off college owned and controlled property
Makes crucial decisions under stress, and is held accountable for the end result
Determines “probable cause” and makes arrests of individuals in compliance with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and department policy
Determines when, and under what circumstances, to use non-lethal or deadly force
May be subjected to bodily harm with the possibility of loss of life
May be subjected to public criticism and social pressures that create stress
May encounter both health and safety hazards
Testifies clearly and truthfully during campus conduct hearings and/or court proceedings
Provides emergency first aid to injured or ill person(s) and assists in the transportation of these persons when necessary
Admits authorized person(s) into locked buildings, facilities and rooms during business and non-business hours
Responds to building alarms
Responds to calls for assistance
Provides basic information, direction and assistance to college personnel, students and visitors
Must maintain a high standard of professionalism in representation of the College including confidentiality in all aspects of the position.
Must work cooperatively with team members and colleagues while promoting a positive and productive environment.
Moderate physical labor may be required on occasion and working outside in adverse weather conditions is common.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, to walk up and down stairs, and to walk or stand for extended periods.
Perform other duties as assigned under the guidance of the Chief
Competencies: Must be able to give and take directions under stress. Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations. Act as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.


Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age (SLED REQUIREMENT); Associates Degree (2 years college min); 5 years of law enforcement/Security experience, with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory or investigative experience. Far visual acuity of at least 20/30 in each eye with or without corrective lenses; Vision capable of distinguishing basic color groups against a favorable background; A current and valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one before appointment; the ability to obtain SLED Certification or currently have obtained SLED Certification in Armed Security. Ability to maintain the requirements set forth in Article 9, Chapter 73, S.C. Code of Regulations (73-400 to 73-422). South Carolina Law Enforcement Division; Proficiency utilizing a computer with Microsoft Word and Excel software; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; The ability to meet and maintain the firearms qualification standards of the Limestone College Campus Safety Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The ability to successfully meet and maintain the physical fitness standards of the Limestone College Campus Safety; As a part of the pre-employment process, the selected candidate must be willing to consent to and pass with satisfactory results, an investigative consumer report, SLED background and pre-employment drug screen and driver’s license check.

Applicants should complete the online application at *Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

Limestone College is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 to $18.00 /hour


Security or Law Enforcement: 5 years (Required)

Associate (Required)

Mid-Day (Required)
Evening (Required)

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