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Police Officer Senior

Police Officer Senior—Job Standard

Job Family: Service
Series: Protective Services
Job Code: 6293
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: 

This title is part of a career progression within the Protective Services Series consisting of Police Officer and Police Officer Senior.


Job Overview

Perform administrative and functional oversight of shift operations, services and communications and/or perform enforcement activities in support of University protective services.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform administrative and functional oversight of shift operations, services and communications and/or perform enforcement activities in support of University protective services; use judgment in prioritizing workflow and applying operational and organizational processes; oversee designated shift operation functions ensuring consistency and compliance with departmental guidelines; develop and implement service/police officer assignments and schedules; may assist in development of operating budgets, policies, and procedures; may perform recruitment and monitor employee performance.

Provide leadership in investigating criminal activity and monitoring progress; develop and implement special activity units specific to criminal activity trends and/or incidents based on a thorough knowledge and understanding of internal and external regulations, policies, procedures and local, state and federal laws; coordinate and/or perform implementation of services, routine patrols, emergency response, 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; perform self defense measures.

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 in compliance with University and statutory requirements; provide individual and group instruction on law enforcement issues, personal safety, and crime prevention; participate in area safety training.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Provide administrative supervision to University staff and functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to:

Associate's degree in  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 September 21 2011 02:40 PM