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Distinguishing Characteristics: Protective Services Career Progression

Distinguishing Characteristics: PROTECTIVE SERVICES Career Progression

POLICE OFFICER
POLICE OFFICER SENIOR
Nature of Work
  • Perform enforcement activities and provide routine and emergency assistance in support of University protective services
  • Use judgment in applying security measures within established guidelines
  • Perform administrative oversight of shift operations, enforcement, services and communications in support of University protective services
  • Use judgment in prioritizing workflow and applying operational and organizational processes
Expertise
  • Identify and investigate suspicious activity, safety and fire hazards and other incidents/complaints
  • Conduct investigations of felonies, misdemeanors, motor vehicle incidents and University policy violations; may perform follow-up activities
  • Prepare written reports, affidavits, warrants and memoranda
  • Respond to life and property emergencies; evaluate situation and notify emergency support personnel
  • Use general knowledge and understanding of internal and external regulations, policies, procedures, local, state and federal laws
  • Operate a University vehicle on/off campus
  • Oversee designated shift operations; develop and implement service/police officer assignments and schedules
  • Provide leadership in investigating criminal activity and monitoring progress; develop and implement special activity units specific to criminal activity trends and/or incidents
  • Assist in or coordinate effective and efficient implementation of services, routine patrols, emergency responses, service operations, dispatch activities and security for special events; may conduct organizational assessments
  • Respond to critical requests for information and emergency situations; provide leadership in problem resolution
  • May assist in development of operating budgets, policies and procedures
  • Use thorough knowledge and understanding of internal and external regulations, policies, procedures, local, state and federal laws
  • Operate a University vehicle on/off campus
  Interaction
  • Serve as liaison with University community
  • Provide individual and group instruction on law enforcement issues, personal safety and crime prevention
  • Serve as liaison with internal and external community and University governance organizations related to crime prevention, safety, training, orientation and evaluation of new or probationary employees
  • Interpret department and University policy
  • May develop and implement orientation and ongoing training programs for staff; recruit and monitor performance
  • Provide individual and group instruction on law enforcement issues, personal safety and crime prevention
Supervision
  • N/A
  • Provide administrative supervision to University staff and functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates
Conditions
  • Danger; perform self-defense measures
  • Elements, weather
  • Emotional/stressful situations
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree, one to two years' specialized experience, and certification by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council within probationary period required
  • Physical examination, written examination, psychological evaluation, and background investigation required pursuant to Rule 32 of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required
  • Associate's degree in a related field, two to six years' specialized experience and certification by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council within probationary period required
  • Physical examination, written examination, psychological evaluation and background investigation required pursuant to Rule 32 of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required







Last modified May 08 2009 08:04 AM