Police Sergeant


University of Wisconsin- River Falls -

JOB LINK: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/4440

The Police Sergeant position is a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin.

The primary responsibility of the Police Sergeant is to supervise subordinate police and parking personnel. Due to the size of the Department, the Sergeant must, in addition to supervising duties, frequently perform the same tasks as subordinates. During non-business hours the Sergeant is often the highest-ranking Police official on campus and is expected to make most decisions without consulting a higher authority. Also, due to the decision-making nature of the job, the Sergeant must be prepared to give immediate assistance to the public by making decisions for the University that may be only vaguely related to law enforcement. The Police Sergeant will perform administrative duties: direct patrol/investigative operations of all sworn police officers and supervise all sworn police officers and; perform training officer duties; perform police and security activities. The Police Sergeant is under the general supervision of the Chief of Police.

A. Direction of Patrol/Investigative Operations of all sworn police officers, civilian employees and parking students. 30%
1. Develop and implement policies and procedures relating to police operations and investigations at the direction of the Chief.
2. Analyze all reports to determine an appropriate course of action and assure proper procedures are being followed.
a. Initiate filing of criminal complaints with the District Attorney’s office for appropriate disposition of case on approval of the Chief.
b. Initiate referrals of cases to Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Housing, etc. for appropriate disposition of cases.
c. Consult with police and other public safety personnel to direct the course of investigations and offer guidance in solving complex police investigations to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.
3. Coordinate criminal and other investigations and department programs among all personnel.
4. Analyze equipment and supply needs of police operations and makes recommendations to Chief of police for procurement of necessary equipment and supplies to meet department needs and statutory requirements.
5. Determine staffing levels on all shifts of operation of police, and schedule them to meet staff levels necessary to meet efficient operational needs.
6. Assist with parking operations and programs. Review, analyze and coordinate operations to be more efficient and effective in the delivery of services.

B. Performance of Law Enforcement, and Investigative Functions 30%
1. Detect violations of State laws and WI Administrative Code, which occur on university property.
2. Take appropriate action including warning, referring, citing, or arresting suspects (criminal, traffic, ordinance or university rules).
3. Conduct investigations of alleged or suspected criminal activity to determine the facts, to arrest or to deter occurrences of criminal activity.
4. Interview complainants, witnesses, suspects and others who may have knowledge of the incident or violation in order to obtain facts and information.
5. Record and document incidents by preparing written reports concerning those incidents.
6. Collect and preserve physical evidence at a crime scene to be used later for prosecution of arrested individual(s) and to maintain the chain of evidence.
7. Make lawful arrests or detentions of suspects by taking them into physical custody and independently determining whether perpetrators should be incarcerated or released pending court appearance.
8. Provide law enforcement service to a diverse community.
9. Provide testimony for cases designated by the District Attorney’s office or university administration.
10. Enforce parking regulations by taking appropriate actions (warn, cite and/or tow).
11. Patrol all areas of campus by foot, bike, or motor vehicle to provide safety, security and protection to those areas.
12. Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies as necessary.
13. Respond to all emergencies and coordinate the campus response to emergencies.
14. Conduct sensitive crime investigations.
15. Conduct crisis evaluations during investigations.

C. Supervision of police, and other personnel 20%
1. Evaluate job performance of police and to facilitate and improve productivity and job satisfaction.
a. Prepare formal evaluations, sign as first-line supervisor and discuss evaluations with employees to assess areas of concern and propose counseling programs.
b. Periodically and informally evaluate employees to correct problems and provide guidance.
2. Counsel employees on an ongoing basis relative to daily work performance to provide guidance and direction.
3. Recommend formal commendations and discipline to Chief of police to facilitate compliance with work rules, policy and procedures.
4. Determine when verbal and written reprimands are necessary and issue the appropriate reprimands to ensure compliance with work rules, policies and procedures.
5. Participate in new employee interviews to effectively recommend hiring to Chief of police. Determine work assignments of police officers to manage patrol and investigative functions.
6. Maintain time records of all police personnel to assure accurate compensation.
7. Performance of Training Officer Duties for Police.
a. Plan and direct department training program for police and to ensure awareness, understanding and compliance with department policies, and procedures, and state regulations.
b. Direct necessary schedule changes to facilitate training needs.
c. Instruct personnel on new and revised laws, policies, methods of enforcement and procedures by scheduling training programs and/or providing detailed written instruction.
d. Analyze training deficiencies to determine the needs of police personnel and make necessary arrangements to meet those needs by procuring and developing training programs (e.g. First Aid, CPR, Hazardous Materials, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Emergency and other vehicle operation).

D. Performance of Administrative Duties. 10 %
1. Direct, supervise and assume full responsibility for all areas in police and parking operations in the absence of the Chief, to ·meet the department’s mission and goals.
2. Assist Chief in developing operational policies and procedures to facilitate the achievement of the department mission, goals and special needs of the university community and meet State and Federal mandated requirements.
3. Advise Chief on law enforcement problems and training needs of the university community; analyze criminal/security information and statistical data; assist Chief in developing and coordinating specific programs to solve those problems.
4. Determine staffing levels on all shifts of police and parking operations. Plan for department involvement in special events.
5. Propose budgetary recommendations to Chief.
6. Resolve citizen complaints and conflicts with police, and other personnel and rules or policies in the absence of or at the direction of the Chief to facilitate department mission, goals, and objectives.
7. Initiate/coordinate police and parking I customer surveys. Analyze the results and make recommendations.
8. Maintain professional level of expertise in law enforcement field by consulting with legal counsel such as the Attorney General, District Attorney, UW-System Legal Counsel offices, professional publications, attendance at training programs and advise the Chief of pertinent information.
9. Ensure that information regarding actual and potential problems is communicated to the Chief, and to appropriate university personnel.
10. Assist Chief in coordinating, developing, revising the campus emergency plan. Make evaluations and recommendations to the Chief.
11. Serve on campus/community committees at the request of the Chief to provide police input and coordinate police intervention in specific activities.
12. Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with university administration, faculty, staff and students to enhance the police, safety function. Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with law enforcement agencies (city, county, state and federal), with District Attorney’s ·office and members of the criminal justice system to enhance coordination of law enforcement functions.

E. Performance of various other services to the university community 7%
1. Develop and give presentations to various groups as assigned (crime prevention, CPR, OWl, training talks, personal safety, sexual assaults).
2. Provide crowd control and traffic direction.
3. Identify and make necessary reports of security, safety and repair problems.
4. Secure University buildings and classrooms at assigned times.
5. Provide directions, information to faculty, staff, students, and the general public, as individual situations require (door openings, medical assistance).

F. Performance of technical aspects of law enforcement 3%
1. Maintain proficiency in CPR, firearms, first aid, defensive tactics, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operation.
a. Meet department standards in required training.
2. Participate in and successfully complete all training required and as assigned (i.e. defensive and arrest tactics, weapons, EVOC, use of force, first aid, CPR, physical fitness and all job related skills). This list is not all-inclusive.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of supervisory and management principles and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of training and motivation.
Considerable knowledge of objective techniques for evaluating employee work performance.
Considerable knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and work rules.
Extensive skill in both oral and written communications.
Extensive knowledge of statutory provisions relating to the making of arrests and the handling of prisoners.
Extensive knowledge of the geographic area, building locations and building layouts within the university.
Extensive knowledge of state and local laws and university regulations pertaining to enforcement activities.
Extensive knowledge of modern crime prevention and detention techniques.
Extensive knowledge of investigative methods and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of first aid principle and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of crowd control tactics.
Skill in assessing situations and incident s and in choosing the most appropriate course of action.
Skill in handling a firearm.
Skill in driving a motor vehicle.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license which would permit Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles.
Ability to legally carry a weapon, and be capable of performing all essential functions of this position.
Ability to successfully complete a medical examination, drug test, psychological evaluation, and an essential job function assessment.
Certification, or eligibility for certification upon date of hire, as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB).
Minimum of four years of law enforcement experience required.

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