Campus Police Sergeant

Northwest Mississippi Community College


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Position: **INTERNAL** Campus Police Sergeant

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Campus Police Department Sergeant position is the frontline supervisor for the department. The Sergeant’s scope of supervision is that of their assigned Campus, Shift, or Institutional Event. The Sergeant falls under the general guidance of the Assistant Chief of Police, this position will be part of the Police Department Command Staff. Manages all aspects of one or more departmental functions as assigned by the Chief of Police or Assistant Chief of Police. Oversees and coordinates supervision of subordinate officers. Participates in strategic planning and policy development for the department and represents the department to the college, other agencies, and the general public.

A Sergeant assigned to a Shift will report directly to the Assistant Chief of Police. All personnel, safety, and law enforcement guidance will be directed through the Assistant Chief of Police.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates and manages the operations of several functions and specific operations within the department as assigned by the Assistant Chief.
In the absence of the Chief and Assistant Chief, this position will be the frontline supervisor of the Center or Shift under their supervision.
Identify problems within the Campus Police Staff or Shift and implement solutions, consider alternatives, and when appropriate consults with the Assistant Chief.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation as assigned by the Chief or Assistant Chief, and coordinates training with training staff. Assist the Chief or Assistant Chief with performance evaluations. All recommendations for personnel actions are submitted to the Assistant Chief.
Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
Attends meetings, conferences, and participates in committees, as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Chief or Assistant Chief. To include supervisory duties during all Northwest events they are assigned to attend.
Skills and Abilities

Maintains confidentiality.
Performs duties as a Police Officer.
Writes comprehensive reports.
Works under pressures of stressful situations and deadlines.
Performs duties and responsibilities as a frontline supervisors.
Works cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of the public.
Evaluates a situation, makes effective decisions under pressure, and takes the appropriate action.
Effective oral and communication skills.
Maintains integrity.
Maintains complete and accurate records.

Must be a certified police officer in the State of Mississippi or able to obtain certification by meeting all regulations of the Mississippi Peace Officers Standards and Training within one year.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a full-time certified law enforcement officer preferred.
No disciplinary actions within the past 12 months.
POSTED: September 24, 2019


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Campus Police Sergeant – Deadline for Application: October 1, 2019

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