Lieutenant Special Police

Jun 30, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Full Time
Officers to include one Field Training Officer and one Sergeant. Outside of normal hospital business hours and with the collaboration of the hospital Administrator the Lieutenant, Special Police assumes full law enforcement authority to preserve and protect the safety and security of the hospital. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to oversight of security operations for assigned shift; scheduling with the emphasis on the management of direct labor; training of all Special Police Officers; collaboration with nursing leadership on security operations; and conducting investigations for crimes against persons or property.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED (Required)
Associate's Degree (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years In lieu of education, supervisory experience in a hospital security setting or accredited law
enforcement organization (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Supervisory experience in security or law enforcement.
Experience in scheduling for shift work with the ability to appropriately analyze direct labor.
Ability to effectively communicate- written and oral for reporting and investigation purposes.
Knowledge of MS Office.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Special Police Officer Commission from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department. (Required) Non-violent crisis intervention certification. (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required)
ASP/MEB baton certification (Preferred)

Functional Accountabilities

  • Make constant daily patrols of the hospital to ensure that officers are on post and performing duties properly . This may also include conducting off hours inspections.

  • Assign personnel to patrol the hospital per policy and monitor the quality of patrols through a consistent review of the patrol management system database; take appropriate actions for non-compliance with patrol standards and policies.
  • Ensure work orders are completed for safety and security violations; follow-up with appropriate personnel to ensure work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Implement security management plans, protocols and management directives as prescribed.
  • Effectively supervise security staff involved in the protection of personnel, property and assets against fire, theft, vandalism, and all illegal and unauthorized activity.

Emergency Response

  • Be certain that all officers are timely and appropriate in response.

  • Ensure the applicable policies, procedures and directives are followed according to the specifics of the emergency situation.
  • Appropriately direct security personnel engaged in incident and emergency response.
  • Ensure that staff utilize techniques, per department training, to de-escalate volatile situations.


  • Ensure officers submit timely and accurate incident reports for noteworthy incidents in accordance with departmental policies.

  • Review reports for quality and informational accuracy.
  • Ensure appropriate investigative follow-up is conducted for incidents reported during the course of the shift.
  • Ensure that incidents are escalated to department management as required.


  • Ensure accurate and thorough information exchanges occur with the reliving supervisor.

  • Ensure pertinent information is documented in the End of Shift Report.
  • Provide professional, focused roll call informational exchanges with subordinates for the purpose of communicating daily assignments and desired security outcomes for the shift.
  • Communicate any emergent situations to hospital administration and department management.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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