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Police Sergeant

Company: Virginia Tech
Location: blacksburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Police Sergeants at Virginia Tech protect and serve a diverse University community. Responsibilities include: investigating motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, criminal matters; enforcement of state and federal laws, and University policies; preparation of reports and comprehension of legal documents; courtroom testimony; traffic direction and crowd control; response to emergency situations; extended foot patrol; working a rotating shift that includes weekends, nights, and holidays; reporting for duty in adverse weather conditions; frequent public contact; adhering to all criteria established for a Nationally Accredited Police Department. Responsible for exercising supervisory responsibility of police officers and other staff assigned including addressing personnel issues under department guidelines and applying sound leadership skills.

Virginia Tech employs sergeants in three different units as outlined below. At this time, there are sergeant openings in all three units: Patrol, Investigative, and Community Services. When applying, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

Patrol The patrol sergeant is responsible for ensuring efficient operations and management of daily patrol operations. This consists of a combination of supervision, performance management, and administrative duties to include responsibility for authorizing and activating the universitys emergency notification system. Daily duties include completing, reviewing, and retaining appropriate reports, including service call reports, field interview reports, and incident reports in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policy directives.

Hours: Rotating 12-hour shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Investigative Reporting to the investigative lieutenant, the investigative sergeant provides support in managing the investigative unit and providing overall case management. This includes a combination of supervision, performance management, and administrative duties. 30%+ of job duties are specifically investigative in nature.

Hours: Typically works Monday Friday, 8AM to 5PM, with rotating on-call hours and the possibility of working nights and weekends upon request.

Community Services The community services sergeant is responsible for managing and ensuring the efficient operations of the community services unit. This includes supervision and performance management of community service officers, residence life resource officers, and wage police officers along with the operational management of community outreach programs, and administrative functions pertaining to the community services unit. This position reports to the planning and analysis lieutenant.

Hours: Typically works Monday Friday, 8AM to 5PM, with varying additional hours due to special events.

Required Qualifications

- Must possess DCJS law enforcement certification.
- Must successfully complete the department's Field Training Program.
- Experience interpreting and enforcing state laws.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of police procedures, principles, and techniques.
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- Demonstrated computer experience.
- Knowledge of performance management.
- Experience with police report writing.
- Experience in professional development, training, and personnel matters.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community.
- Ability to give credible court testimony and comprehend legal documents.
- Ability to use independent judgment and exercise considerable restraint under stressful situations.
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, climbing.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle at high speeds in adverse conditions.

See other for additional employment requirements and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

- Associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice, police science or related field.
- Previous military experience.
- Knowledge of police software and information systems.
- Experience with national accreditation standards.
- Experience with community policing programs.
- Knowledge of campus operations as it pertains to law enforcement.

Pay Band

4

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$50,000; commensurate with experience

Keywords: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg , Police Sergeant, Other , blacksburg, Virginia

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