Sergeant, Public Safety

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Revised July 1, 1999
Under limited supervision, directs uniformed Public Safety personnel in the operation of police and security functions on campus. The principal emphasis is scheduling, coordinating and executing the routine and diverse duties required to ensure the delivery of University police and security services, with day-to-day accountability for the performance of those services; serves as a team leader for officers in community policing positions; arranges job assignments to compensate for employee absences, work overload, emergencies or other contingencies; independent judgment is required in the application of procedures and policies. 

Depending on divisional assignment, the following are typical
* Provides problem solving leadership in the area of crime prevention; 
* Provides required instruction to ensure proper completion of jobs and the operation of equipment; 
* Assigns work schedules as appropriate and resolves day-to-day operating problems; 
* Develops and institutes programs in conjunction with community police specialists; 
* Makes recommendations for manpower, material or equipment additions and/or changes; 
* Reviews personnel problems with employees and resolves complaints; 
* Ensures that time cards are properly completed and submitted; 
* Coordinates vacation schedules and other time off for employees; 
* Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of employees' performances and makes recommendations regarding personnel actions; 
* Coordinates emergency responses and routine public safety activities; 
* Assists visitors, students and staff by providing information, directions or assistance; 
* Responsible for inventory and issuing of departmental equipment; 
* Performs inspections to ensure work quality and quantity standards; 
* Issues work orders and requests for services as necessary; 
* Maintains specialized (law enforcement and security) records; 
* Assists in the development of departmental budgets; 
* Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Requires a minimum of an Associate's degree or equivalent credits (minimum 60 credits) with one year above-average performance as a corporal and completion of a recognized supervisory program (such as ones offered by Delaware State Police). Requires basic computer skills; demonstrated human relations skills; ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license; must be able to be commissioned as a Police Officer for the University of Delaware; must pass a preemployment drug screening test and a battery of preemployment tests designed to measure mental skills, motor skills, writing skills and physical fitness and agility applicable to law enforcement officers and a comprehensive background investigation including driving records, financial status and criminal history; successful completion of mandatory police training in the State of Delaware or equivalent training acceptable to the Delaware Council on Police Training within first year of employment is required. 
The EXAMPLES OF WORK are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties assigned to this position.