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Police Sergeant, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department

JOB GOAL: Sergeants are sworn officers who are responsible for law enforcement supervision and directed special assignments. Work involves planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the operations, activities of officers of the KCK Public Schools Police Department.  Supervision is exercised over sworn and non-sworn officers as applicable.  Work requires that the sergeant understand the basic principles of discipline, law enforcement management and administration, and have thorough knowledge of department and district functions, rules, and regulations.  Work is performed under the direction of a superior officer, usually the Deputy Chief or Chief, who reviews work for effectiveness in meeting objectives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Directs the daily activities of the officers assigned to the schools and libraries under the sergeant’s supervision or as directed by the Deputy Chief or Chief; recommends goals and priorities; resolves problems; guides and advises subordinate officers and makes written recommendations concerning training deficiencies.
Initiates disciplinary actions, and other related matters; interprets provisions of appropriate Kansas Statutes, UG Ordinances and USD 500 Policies and Procedures.
Ensures compliance with police departmental policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
May represent the Department or the Chief at various meetings throughout the District and the broader community; meets with principals, community groups and attends district functions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District staff, including administrators, principals, teachers, students and parents; includes local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, civic leaders, and the public.
Ability to prepare and present effectively, oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the Department.
Drafts letters of commendation and forward to officers warranting exemplary performance recognition.
Review newly enacted policies and/or general orders and make recommendations as warranted, and report all pertinent information to chain of command on a regular basis, including reports as directed reports on relevant activities.
Ensure that regulations are satisfactorily complied with governing the maintenance and use of District and Departmental equipment.
Ensure that emergency calls get prompt attention and, when necessary, will take control of a situation to assure that adequate manpower and equipment are made available for effective police response to the situation. Responding to any unusual occurrence to take command of the situation until relieved by a superior officer.
The sergeant's authority will, under normal circumstances, be limited to the geographic schools under their direct control to which he/she is assigned. However, the scope of authority shall extend to those areas of situations to which the sergeant is dispatched or called, instructed to respond by a superior officer, or when no other supervisor is available.
Notifying the KCKPSPD dispatcher and/or the KCKPD Communications Center of pertinent information as appropriate.
Timely disseminate any necessary information to the personnel under their command. Review and approve reports
Act as a liaison to other agencies including the various school district staff and community leaders; become certified in community policing concepts, which may include CPTED, CIT, PPCT and IPMBA certification.
Duties include assisting with traffic flow, traffic accident, and traffic enforcement analysis; maintenance and evaluation of special equipment developed and maintained to augment and facilitate the traffic support function; assuming control at serious accident scenes; helping to plan for special or unusual events; other duties as directed by the Deputy Chief or Chief
Duties include line supervision of evidence and property officers; managing the inventory of forms and basic supplies, and ensuring their proper distribution; managing the property custodial function, including compliance with applicable Accreditation Standards; ensuring that the property management system is functioning properly, and that the inventory is accurate and complete; and responding if necessary outside of normal business hours to facilitate proper storage of an unusual piece of property.
When necessary is responsible for supervising and participating in the crime analysis function, and other information as directed including the collection and processing of data concerning major crimes, calls for service, quality of life crime information
Assists in making appropriate information available throughout the Department, and for ensuring that the Chief of Police is notified through the chain of command concerning crime trends and related issues.
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Current Kansas Commissioned police officer.
Minimum of 1-3 year(s) experience as a Commissioned police officer.
Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience in law enforcement or related field.
Thorough knowledge of police department operations and functions and thorough knowledge of operations, policies, and procedures in area of assignment.
Thorough knowledge of Student Code of Conduct, USD 500 Human Resource Policies and Parent Teacher Handbook
Thorough knowledge of state and local criminal, traffic, and juvenile’s laws.
Thorough knowledge of department supervisory policies, disciplinary procedures, and scheduling, overtime, and leave policies.
Thorough knowledge of court policies and procedures, of the laws and procedures of search and seizure, of the laws and procedures of evidence and arrest.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership and supervision.

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:
Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.
Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works involves physical effort. Physical agility is required to access all types of areas. Regularly required to walk, run, stand, jump, climb, stoop, crouch, kneel, and climb a ladder/fence/stairs; must be able to access all levels of a building/structure. Manually operates various tools, equipment, office equipment, and law enforcement devices. Must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds. May be required to physically restrain person(s) during detainments and/or arrests using standard law enforcement procedures. Required to detect odors and have temperature sensitivity. Communicates verbally and in writing. Eyesight, including corrected eyesight, with regards to close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception is required to perform the job. A campus officer must be both physically and mentally fit when reporting for duty

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL: Working knowledge of the statutes, local laws, law enforcement rules and regulations, and the court system. Thorough knowledge of rules of conduct as they pertain to a school law enforcement officer carrying out duties (i.e., detain, search and seizure, counseling, use of force, etc.). Thorough knowledge of Kansas public school law and procedures; school facilities; school equipment; and school operations. Knowledge of the rules and regulations which govern the use of force, detainment, and other emergency tactics when attempting to apprehend volatile and/or fleeing students and visitors.  Ability to enforce the public school law and board of education policy impartially and to make sound judgments under stressful situations. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in general or detailed instructions. Ability to analyze and interpret laws, board policy, rules regulations, standards, and procedures, and apply them to specific situations and cases. Ability to conduct thorough administrative and criminal investigations into various aspects of school matters presented on a case-by-case basis. Ability to work in a high stress environment on a regular basis. Ability to remain calm, concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times
Good problem solving skills. Skill in operating the above mentioned tools and equipment

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential/ functions of this job. Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  261 Days

SALARY:                Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule

FLSA STATUS:      Non-Exempt

REPORT TO:         Chief of Police

EVALUATION:       Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Current Kansas Commissioned police officer.
Minimum of 1-3 year(s) experience as a Commissioned police officer.
Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience in law enforcement or related field.
Thorough knowledge of police department operations and functions and thorough knowledge of operations, policies, and procedures in area of assignment.
Thorough knowledge of Student Code of Conduct, USD 500 Human Resource Policies and Parent Teacher Handbook
Thorough knowledge of state and local criminal, traffic, and juvenile’s laws.
Thorough knowledge of department supervisory policies, disciplinary procedures, and scheduling, overtime, and leave policies.
Thorough knowledge of court policies and procedures, of the laws and procedures of search and seizure, of the laws and procedures of evidence and arrest.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership and supervision.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  https://kckps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4248

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled