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University Police Lieutenant, Fort Hays State University Police Department

06/21/2022 6:26 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police  protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves enforcement of municipal  ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes. Enforcement of rules, regulations and  policies of the University and the Board of Regents. The University Police Lieutenant is  considered an administrative supervisor and has latitude in the performance of  assignments, adherence of department policies, directives and general orders as  approved by the Director of Police. The Lieutenant, in conjunction with the Sergeant, is  held accountable for the operations of all patrol shifts and the proper direction and  supervision of 1 Commissioned Police Sergeant, 6 Commissioned University Police  Officers, 1 Security Officer and various car parkers in the performance of their duties  and expectations. This position performs duties in accordance with department rules  and regulations, state personnel regulations, state laws, law enforcement code of ethics,  General Orders, directives from the Director of Police, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of  Rights, and general principles of police work. Monitors staff for compliance to the same  standards. This position may be required to work special or emergency assignments  with little or no notice. This position is salaried and exempt and not subject to  overtime. The position requires initial and continual certification as set forth and  defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. Refer to  responsibilities for detailed duties associated with the position. 

Minimum Qualifications: Current certified Police Officer 21 years of age, a U.S.  Citizen; have been fingerprinted and a search of local, state and national fingerprint  files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record; not have been  convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a  misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission  determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the  applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the Kansas commission on peace  officers’ standards and training; have graduated from a high school accredited by the  Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state  jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by  rules and regulations of the commission; be of good moral character sufficient to  warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer;  have completed an assessment, including psychological testing approved by the  commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality  disorder that would adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a  police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment be 

free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform  the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable  skill, safety and judgment and obtain initial and continual certification as set forth and  defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. At time of  appointment, candidate must have passed a standardized written test, polygraph  examination, background investigation, physical, psychological and a drug screening  testing. 

Preferred Qualifications: Current certified Police officer with Bachelor or Master’s  degree. Supervisory experience is also preferred. 

Rank: UPD Police Lieutenant  

Application Deadline: Open until position filled. 

Benefits: Competitive benefit package  

http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/ 

Responsibilities: 

Administrate and supervise the University Police Department by daily review,  briefings, and evaluation of UPD operations. Responsible for day-to-day  operations. Prepares for approval departmental goals and objectives, and monitors  department budget and financial position. Formulates policy and procedures and  forwards recommendations to the Director of Police for final approval. Evaluates  adherence of staff to department procedures and standards. Interprets and enforces  department policy and processes daily. Works with other supervisors to insure  consistency of operations among staff. Provides input to budgetary considerations and  tracks certain line-item expenditures (as identified in the performance review) for  budget compliance. Responsible for staff compliance in Incident Command  System. Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction,and informational exchange. Investigates internal complaints of malfeasance and  misfeasance against patrol staff and reports finding to the Director of Police. 

Evaluates and supervises officers time sheets, leave requests, training of staff,  community relations programs and presentations, parking enforcement, traffic control,  building security, and general police duties by directing staff in meeting operational  goals as approved by the Director of Police. Supervises car parkers and student labor  schedules (excludes student office workers), work performance, time sheets and  maintains this line-item expense as cited in UPD budget report. Evaluates adherence of  staff to department procedures and standards. Evaluates work performance of the  Sergeant and reviews and evaluates work performance of officers, in concert with the  Sergeant, and in accordance with university regulations. Meets with the Director of  Police on a continual basis for approval, direction, and informational exchange.

In conjunction with the University Police Sergeant, evaluates and supervises officers  time sheets, leave requests, training of staff, community relations programs and  presentations, parking enforcement, traffic control, building security, and general police  duties by directing staff in meeting operational goals as approved by the Director of  Police. Supervises car parkers and student labor schedules (excludes student office  workers), work performance, time sheets and maintains this line-item expense as cited  in UPD budget report. Evaluates adherence of staff to department procedures and  standards. Evaluates work performance of the Sergeant and reviews and evaluates  work performance of officers, in concert with the Sergeant, and in accordance with  university regulations. Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for  approval, direction, and informational exchange. 

Determines amount of time and resources to be expended by staff. Evaluates statistical  information, using reports, activity sheets and daily logs to assist in determining  adequate scheduling and manpower requirements, while maintaining budgetary line item compliance as illustrated in UPD budget report. Establishes shift assignments and  maintains appropriate coverage of all shifts and events in collaboration with the  Sergeant and maintains the master schedule for the department. Meets with the  Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction, and informational  exchange. 

Supervises ongoing investigations and case work of staff for completeness and  adherence to both investigative and legal requirements established in case law, court  rulings, administrative directives, and department mandates. Reviews officers' reports  to insure proper composition, format, case classification, K.I.B.E.R.S. compliance and  adherence to case file management. Responsible for submitting accident reports to  KDOT. Responds to the scene of major or highly sensitive incidents and assumes  command. Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval,  direction, and informational exchange. 

Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and  informally with community groups and various types of individuals. Maintains public  relations with other law enforcement agencies. Provides information to staff concerning  crime trends, updated legal information and other general public information. Meets  with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction, and  informational exchange. 

Maintain safe care and control of authorized equipment and vehicles. Maintain written  & digital inventory records of all equipment issued to officers and staff. Perform  annual inspections of equipment to ensure proper care and control over items issued or  used by staff. Responsible for evidence custody control & inventory.

Carry out all required and appropriate duties when assigned, often with short notice  and may involve adverse weather conditions and extended hours without relief. May  be assigned to work special assignments as an officer or cover shift duties as an officer  as deemed necessary by the Director of Police. Perform all other duties and requests  from the Director of Police. May be designated as in charge of university police  operations and co-emergency manager for the University in the absence of the Director  of Police. 

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit  

https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS. Only electronic applications  submitted through the webpage will be accepted. 

Required Application Documents: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume,  and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant  documents should be submitted in one PDF. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: 

Name: Nathan Lang 

Email: ndlang@fhsu.edu 

Phone: (785) 628-5304

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