Lieutenant, University Police Department

Wilkes University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsSupervising Experience
Wilkes University invites applicants for a Lieutenant in the University Police Department position. The Lieutenant serves as a member of the department’s Command Staff and reports to the Chief of Police. As the Patrol Operations Bureau Commander, the Lieutenant manages police services work performed by subordinate levels of staff.

The successful candidate will provide direction and supervision to police, parking, security, and communications officers. As an administrator, the Lieutenant assists in developing a budget and working with other law enforcement agencies. The incumbent plans, organizes, oversees, and coordinates the daily activities of 24/7/365 patrol operations. Manages supervisory personnel and police officers who provide police service throughout campus, ensuring consistent and equitable enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and university regulations.

The ideal candidate will review and approve reports on incident and crime investigations, respond to public and media inquiries, both orally and in writing, regarding department activities. The candidate participates as a member of various committees, including departmental hiring and promotion, and may assist in developing and communicating departmental operating procedures. Represents the department at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. Performs other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or combination of training, education and experience that would demonstrate equivalent knowledge. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified and 10 years of progressive responsibility in a law enforcement agency and eligible for PA ACT 235 certification. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,420 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,300 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit and click “Jobs at Wilkes”. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

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