Police Sergeant
Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY

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SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, supervises Police Officers and other department employees in enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and in provision of personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus. Supervises investigation and documentation of crimes and incidents. Documents and presents evidence; provides legal testimony.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Supervises police officers in performance of regularly assigned patrols and incident investigations; prepares shift notices and assignments; conducts pre-hire evaluations of prospective police officer candidates; conducts performance evaluations; makes recommendations in matters concerning employee discipline and retention.
•Reviews police documentation including incident and accident reports and daily logs for accuracy and compliance with criminal, motor vehicle, and traffic laws and with university regulations.
•Assists shift commander in establishing procedures; makes recommendations regarding improvements or changes in department operations.
•Conducts accident and crime investigations and prepares detailed reports, including State Motor Vehicle Accident Reports and State Uniform Incident Reports.
•Provides public assistance, including lockout services, escorts, first aid, and vehicle jump-starts.
•Processes evidence, prepares court cases, and provides legal testimony.
•Conducts inspections of police personnel and equipment; issues and accounts for police equipment.
•Represents the department at community and business meetings.
•Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

State of Kentucky Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or eligibility for Certification by waiver.
Possession of a valid Kentucky driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
•Skill in completing accident and criminal investigations.
•Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
•Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
•Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
•Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus.
•Ability to perform inspections and/or approve installations.
•Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
•Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
•Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
•Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
•Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

SALARY:

This is a full-time, 12 month administrative position with an excellent benefit package. Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Apply jobs@kysu.edu

Kentucky State University is a historically black university founded in 1886 as a small, land-grant, public, state-assisted, residential, coeducational, liberal studies-oriented University. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is located in Kentucky’s capital city of Frankfort (population 27,500) just 26 miles west of Lexington, 52 miles east of Louisville, and 96 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The student body includes approximately 2,700 students from Kentucky and 33 other states as well as nine foreign countries. Kentucky State University is proud of its cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity in its faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. Please consult www.kysu.edu for more information about the University.

Kentucky State University is an Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.

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