Campus Police Sergeant

Cicero, IL
Morton College

Salary: $64,000 annually.

Position Summary:

The Sergeant will ensure the safety of persons and college property by overseeing routine patrol operations for the campus such as; enforcing applicable federal, state, local laws, and college rules and regulations. Direct, oversee, and coordinate daily activities. Create an atmosphere of community, communication and support. Supervise Officers for accountability, professionalism & provide guidance. Ensure all department members demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Essential Functions:

  • To enforce applicable federal, state local laws; and college rules and regulations.
  • To oversee the daily patrol operations; monitor traffic, criminal activity, or any other potential hazard to the institution.
  • To assume the responsibility for the operations of the Campus Safety department and supervise patrol officers under his/her command.
  • Protect the college and property of all staff, students and guests within the confines of the college or college-controlled properties.
  • To ensure a safe working and academic atmosphere free of health and safety hazards.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and safety protocols.
  • Identify and communicate any deficiencies or risk.
  • Supervise, review the preparation of reports and other written material for accuracy and integrity.
  • Maintain departmental records and the integrity of protocols.
  • Review, assign and oversee investigations conducted regarding criminal matters.
  • Manage any major incidents or crime scenes.
  • Inspect and maintain department equipment.
  • Provide first responder medical assistance and be certified in First-Aid.
  • Normal position for Campus Police Sergeant is 40 hours a week; this position requires 24 × 7 accountability and ability to respond to the college as needed or as situations arise.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police or the President of the College.
  • The responsibilities and duties of the Sergeant position may change as the needs of the college arise.
  • Act as an ambassador of Morton College through participation in college and community-based events.


  • 15 years of law enforcement experience, 3 of those years in a supervisory role with command experience. Applicant should have certified courses in Law Enforcement management, leadership and operations.
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license, FOID Card (Illinois residents), and have a valid Illinois police officer state certification or ability to update/renew if retired law enforcement.
  • Possess honesty, integrity, emotional stability, good judgment, dependability, the ability to function well under pressure, and a professional appearance.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills and Microsoft Office proficiency.

Preferred Requirements:

  • An Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or Military.
  • Northwestern Staff and Command or the F.B.I. National Academy a plus.
  • Certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), juvenile or school resource Officer and community relations experience.
  • Experience as a law enforcement trainer, field training officer, or training program coordinator.
  • Familiar with National Incident Management System.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish.