Police Sergeant

Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Position Summary:

The Sergeant position is responsible for supervising police and security personnel in their shift. The Police Sergeant directs officers in policing and assists leadership in ensuring a safe campus environment. This position assigns duties to subordinates, directs, monitors, and evaluates the work of shift officers. The Police Sergeant conducts patrols, assists in investigations, and reviews reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews, approves, and corrects daily reports.
  • Disseminates information to officers and staff.
  • Conducts quarter master duties, assign equipment and uniforms to all police department personnel.
  • Acts as the evidence custodian ensuring the university police department is in compliance with state law
  • Speaks at student organizations and orientation workshops.
  • Assists with criminal investigations and executes search & arrest warrants.
  • Serve as the police department liaison for training and coordinate firearms training and provides legal updates regarding use of force.
  • Responds to any and all emergency situations.
  • Performs administrative duties to include but not limited to employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, roll call and monthly reports.
  • Responds to complaints, provides direction to the officers on scene and evaluate decisions.
  • Ensure a safe environment for the entire Savannah State community.
  • Supervises personnel on assigned shift to assure adherence to Department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Arrests violators as necessary.
  • Assigns duties to subordinates.
  • Performs regular inspections including: full vehicle inspections specifically ensuring all equipment is in working order, cleaning, and properly securing all equipment is accounted for and in its proper place.
  • Communicates information from senior officers.
  • Responds to calls for assistance from officers.
  • Must be available for recall in emergency situations.
  • May be required to perform job related duties other than those specifically delineated in this position.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • High professional standards.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Valid Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must have a demonstrated history of leading or supervising employees.
  • If applicant is not Georgia Police (P.O.S.T) Certified, the applicant must attend a regional P.O.S.T. academy within 6 months and pass. Unless the applicant is granted an equivalent of training wavier through Georgia P.O.S.T.
  • If the applicant is sent to the Police academy and/or sponsored by the agency the applicant must be willing to sign a two (2) year agreement for employment.
  • The applicant must have a least five (5) years of Police Officer experience and at least one (1) year experience as a Cerified Police Officer, State Trooper, State Police Officer or Sheriffs Deputy at the rank/position of Field Training Officer, Senior Officer, Master Patrol Officer, Senior Deputy, Corporal, P.O. III, Detective, Investigator or Higher rank.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Law enforcement experience.
  • Military experience (Military Police experience will be considered).
  • Supervisor experience can be demonstrated as a Certified Police Officer, State Trooper, State Police Officer or Sheriffs Deputy at the rank/position of Field Training Officer, Senior Officer, Master Patrol Officer, Senior Deputy, Corporal, P.O. III, Detective or Higher rank.
  • General Instructor.
  • Firearms Instructor.
  • Field Training Officer.
  • Sexual assault investigation training.