Police Lieutenant

University of Utah

JOB LINK: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/89019

EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsEmployee Evaluation
BenefitsTuition Reimbursement
Life Insurance
Health Insurance
Police Lieutenant to manage the daily operations of the University’s Department of Public Safety. Will plan, organize and direct operations for police services (patrol and investigations) and/or security services (campus and/or hospital). Under administrative guidance of the Chief or Deputy Chief, the Lieutenant performs administrative work for the Police Department; exercises direct supervision over sworn and non-sworn personnel; exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of their duties; and does other related work. In addition, this position may assume command of the department in the absence of the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police.


Essential Functions:
1. Plans, organizes, manages and reviews the work within a division.
2. Directs personnel to assure the proper performance of duties and adherence to established rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
3. Prepares required correspondence and reports and maintains records relating to department activities.
4. Coordinates emergency responses by the Public Safety Department to disasters and other emergency incidents on campus.
5. Performs “Incident Command” responsibilities and assists as needed in emergency Operations Center (Campus or Hospital.)
6. Conducts internal investigations and background investigations as assigned by the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police.
7. Works closely with all University Departments and University Administration to ensure an effective working relationship.
8. Works closely with other law enforcement agencies to further public safety or law enforcement interests.
9. Participates in development of department goals, objectives, priorities and strategic plans.
10. Participates in the administration of the department budget.
11. Directs the supervision and performance evaluation of division staff and initiates recognition/disciplinary action where appropriate.
12. Represents the department at a variety of public functions.
13. Responsible for carrying out the mission of the department and promoting the department’s core values.
14. Oversees the department’s commitment to staff development and cooperative management practices.
15. Analyzes administrative and organizational problems and makes appropriate recommendations.
16. Responds quickly and effectively in difficult situations.
17. Performs the duties of a police officer as needed.
18. Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalency in a related field with recognized coursework in Police Science, Administration of Justice, or Public Administration and five years full-time experience as a sworn Category 1 Police offer, with at least two of those years in a Police Sergeant position. Successful completion of FEMA courses NIMS 700, ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 is also required.

University experience is strongly preferred. Additional education in management/supervisory coursework is highly desirable.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

PREFERENCES: Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Administration of Justice, Public Administration, or a related area. Current Utah Category 1 Police Officer certification. Successful completion of FEMA courses – NIMS 700, ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 300 are also required.

University experience is strongly preferred and additional education in management / supervisory coursework is highly desirable. A commitment to provide excellent customer service is required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


The University of Utah Employee Health Care Plan has three Plan Design Options and two Network Options from which employees can choose.

Please reference the link below for information regarding University of Utah Health Benefits, Retirement, Life insurance and any additional benefit inquiries you may have.

University of Utah employees receive free public transit on both the UTA Trax and UTA bus systems.
University of Utah employees receive reduced tuition once they meet specific eligibility rules.

Please reference the link below for additional information regarding Reduced Tuition Benefits:


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