Police Sergeant

Texas A&M University

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Job Title

Police Sergeant – Patrol

Texas A&M University – Central Tx

University Police
Proposed Minimum Salary

$22.91 hourly
Job Location

Killeen, Texas
Job Type

Job Description

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


This is skilled responsible work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of federal, state and local laws and ordinances. An employee in this class is responsible for maintaining law and order, for protecting life and property, and for performing other police related activities including patrol, investigation and crime prevention, and for supervising and directing the activities of police officers, in the execution of their assigned duties. An employee in this class receives moderate supervision from the police lieutenant and police chief.


Knowledge of:
Modern police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control and investigation;
Rules of evidence pertaining to search, seizure and preservation;
Laws governing the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors and petty offenses;
Techniques and applications of self-defense and proper use of force;
Operational characteristics of police equipment, vehicles and tools including firearms;
Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques;
Methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims or suspects;
Proper use and maintenance of firearms;
Principles and applications of public relations;
Principles and practices of data collection and analysis;
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
Basic principles of computer usage and report preparation;
Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties;
Geography of the campus and surrounding areas;
Pertinent Federal, State, local and University codes, laws and regulations; and
Practices related to the supervision and management of police personnel.

Ability to:
Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments;
Think clearly and act quickly in emergency situations;
Operate emergency vehicle under normal and hazardous conditions while utilizing radio or other equipment;
Use and care for firearms and other police equipment and vehicles;
Wear all departmental issued uniform equipment including duty belt and body armor;
Maintain proficiency with department issued firearms through annual qualification;
Conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations;
Investigate and apprehend offenders;
Physically control violent people and affect arrests;
Interpret and enforce local, state and federal laws, codes and ordinances;
Present evidence and testimony in court;
Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports;
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public;
Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public;
Interact with diverse individuals and groups effectively;
Work irregular and on-call hours including weekends, evenings and holidays;
Work independently in the absence of supervision;
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Eight years of experience as a licensed Police Officer.
Must possess the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) intermediate or advanced peace officer certification.
Must have a State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment and a satisfactory driving record.

Associate’s degree in criminal justice, management, sociology, or psychology.
Prior, documented, law enforcement supervisory experience.
Previous law enforcement experience on a college campus.
Possess a Police Instructor Proficiency certificate issued by TCOLE.

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Emergency peace control environment; exposure to potentially hostile environments, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards, communicable diseases and inclement weather conditions; extensive

public contact.

Physical Standards: Officers require mobility to restrain or subdue individuals; above average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting; good balance; hearing and vision consistent with TCOLE standards; discharge firearms and utilize various other law enforcement equipment; operate a motor vehicle.

Other Factors: Officers may be required to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. Officers may be recalled to duty to fill staff shortages or respond to emergency incidents. Officers may be required to travel to attend training.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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