University of Utah Job Description
The Police Sergeant provides direct support to police operations in the areas of traffic, patrol, protection of life and property, criminal investigations, security services and special programs. This position is responsible for the instruction and first-line supervision of security personnel and provides effective police service to the University community. Under the general direction of a Police Lieutenant or Police Captain, supervises subordinate police and/or security personnel and may oversee specific shifts or specialized police units. This position frequently performs the same duties as police officers and other security personnel.
Certification as a Category 1 Peace Officer and four years police experience working as a Category 1 fully sworn police officer; Demonstrated communication skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.
At least two years experience in a University setting or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) is strongly preferred. Associate degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field, completion of police supervisory/leadership certificate program and/or field training officer experience is also preferable.
Successful completion of FEMA courses NIMS 700, ICS 100 and ICS 200 preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
Incumbents in this position are expected to make most decisions independently, without consulting a higher authority, during non-business hours.
Category I POST certification is obtained by completing a 15 week intensive course in all areas of law enforcement conducted at the Utah State Police Academy.
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