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University Police Sergeant, Wichita State University Police Department

10/10/2020 8:19 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

This is supervisory and participatory commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves supervision of police officers, assigning tasks, analyzing and evaluating officers’ reports, and participating in officer training programs. Performs commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection at a regent’s institution. Conducts criminal investigations and prepares reports for presentation to the prosecutor and the courts. Establishes work schedules and assignments, reviews work while in progress and checks completed work through visual observation and reports to assure that proper police protection is provided. Coordinates with oncoming supervisor on activities occurring and administrative directions issued during previous shift. Read special orders and instructions at briefings and passes on information to next shift. Inspects personnel and equipment for adherence to departmental standards. Enforces departmental rules and regulations as supervisor of other officers. Completes probationary and annual performance evaluations for subordinate officers. Reviews and coordinates information gathered to insure proper reporting and case classification. Patrols an assigned area or function, observing, supervising, and instructing subordinates. Assists other officers on major calls or complex situations where assistance is required. Cross-Trains to perform dispatch duties when needed. Maintains care and control of authorized equipment and vehicles, including firearms. Decides when emergency response is necessary. Front-line supervisor position; new, unusual, or complex work is referred to superior for advice. Usually receive general outline of the work and generally free to develop sequences and methods within established policies. Plan, coordinate, and advise on work efforts, interpret instructions or policies, give guidance on issues or problems; schedules, supervises, and evaluates employees.

Pay Rate:$ 22.41 plus benefits

Minimum Education:High School Diploma by hire date

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years in general law enforcement 

  • Education in criminal justice, fire science, or law enforcement may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency

Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.

  • Must complete and receive CJIS and NCIC certification within 6 months of employment or hire will be terminated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of modern police methods and procedures.

  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations and pertinent ordinances and laws.

  • Knowledge of physical location assigned, including buildings, streets, and areas where more than police attention may be required.

  • Knowledge of first aid and skill in its application.

  • Knowledge of the rights of the criminally accused.

  • Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques.

  • Knowledge of general law enforcement procedures.

  • Knowledge of the laws governing search and seizure.

  • Knowledge of state and federal criminal law.

  • Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.

  • Knowledge of surveillance techniques.

  • Knowledge of the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage.

  • Knowledge of state and local motor vehicle laws.

  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision.

  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, prepare clear and comprehensive reports, and express one’s self orally or in writing.

  • Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

  • Ability to assign, instruct, and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

  • Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with other employee’s subordinates, and the public.

  • Ability to analyze situations promptly and accurately, and to quickly adopt prompt,
    effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

  • Ability to use and care for police equipment, including firearms and motor vehicles.

  • Ability to maintain excellent physical condition.

  • Ability to qualify with duty weapon on a regular basis.

  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.

  • Ability to work independently with or without detailed supervision.

  • Ability to interview and/or interrogate others to elicit pertinent information.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to accurately recall and to verbally present information concisely.

  • Ability to evaluate the relative importance of all information received.

  • Ability to remain alert over long periods of time.

  • Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend written material for application to daily work.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

  • Ability to work long hours under difficult and arduous conditions

Additional Information:

  • At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

  • All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU vision, mission, and values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience

Application Process:Please visit our website at https://wichita.edu/wsujobs

to view the full position description and apply for this position. 

Closes: 10/18/2020

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