Patrol Sergeant, Public Safety - Georgetown University Law Center
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Patrol Sergeant, Public Safety - Georgetown University Law Center
The Patrol Sergeant is a visible Public Safety representative, committed to the preservations of life, health, and property at Georgetown University Law Center. S/he serves as a Watch Commander during tour of duty, working with 4 other Patrol Sergeants on the Campus and is a frontline supervisor for up to 6 officers, 1 communication officer, 2 access controllers, and student guards, as well as contract security guards/shuttle drivers in up to 6 locations on Campus during tour of duty. Reporting to the Director of Public Safety, the Patrol Sergeant has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Directs all police, traffic, and security matters during tour of duty.
- Ensures investigations of all complaints, crimes, accidents, and incidents occurring, reported, or observed on tour of duty are in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Ensures proper and comprehensive reports are prepared and inspects them for complete and required information.
- Cautions and apprehends persons behaving contrary to University rules and relevant laws, and directs personnel and vehicle access control systems.
- Ensures officers, security guards, contract guards, student guards, and other staff on tour of duty are knowledgeable of all current and pertinent orders.
- Schedules on-the-job training requirements and functions with the Director or designee.
- Schedules work assignments, vacations, days-off, training, and other related activities for staff on the tour of duty, subject to approval of superior.
- Directs police headquarters activity and ensures proper initiation of reports, records and forms completed during tour of duty.
- Participates in decisions on matters of employee welfare, recruitment, hiring, evaluation, performance management, personnel assignments, training, promotion, discipline, and equipment needs.
- Protects, maintains, and accounts for all communications equipment, vehicles, and other equipment utilized by personnel on the tour of duty.
- Serves as initial Incident Commander on-scene during incidents and emergencies until relieved by superior.
- Maintains liaison with Metropolitan Police Department, DCFC, other police agencies, and other public safety and first responder agencies.
- Implements and directs emergency operations plans when authorized and appropriate, and coordinates emergency response and management with responding administrators, official and agencies.
- Authorizes and sends emergency notifications to the University Community during critical events, in the absence of an on-scene superior.
- Maintains interrelationship with Law students, faculty, staff, visitors, dignitaries, and neighboring community members to provide assistance and information.
- Presents lectures, training, orientation and advice on crime prevention methods, police-related matters, and University Safety to members of the Department of Public Safety, students, faculty, and staff.
- Conducts security surveys of University buildings and property in order to ascertain if any security flaws exist and makes appropriate recommendations to alleviate same.
- High School diploma or certified equivalency
- At least 5 years of law enforcement experience related to public safety, including supervisory experience (an equivalent combination of experience and the training described below will be considered)
- Successful completion of training, to the Consortium of Universities Law Enforcement Academy, usually during the probation period or equivalent training and certification from a civilian or military law enforcement academy
- Eligibility to obtain, and to maintain, a Special Police Officer Commission by the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department
- Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with no violations in the last 3 years, and ability to quality for Georgetown University's driver's certification
- Ability complete all required departmental trainings, to include certification in Arrest Control Tactics, Baton, and OC-based Aerosol Subject Restraint
- Ability to pass a drug screening test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and a psychological evaluation
- Previous experience in and responsibility for critical incident response and notification procedures, as well as experience and/or training in situations involving sexual assault and discrimination
- Knowledge of criminal and civil law and of police practices and procedures
- Competency in computer programs such as word processing and database
- Ability to supervise, evaluate, manage, and motivate subordinate staff
- Possession of tact, a courteous demeanor, and a respect the use of police powers in relation to a University environment
- Strong communications skills - verbal, written, and interpersonal
- Availability and willingness to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department - to include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off
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