Police Sergeant

Midland, TX
Midland Independent School District

Position Summary:

The police department enforces the provision of Section 21.483 of the Texas Education Code, the Texas Penal Code, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the MISD School Board for the safety and welfare of students, employees, and property. The Police Sergeant will be responsible for overseeing criminal investigations and for further investigation of all felonies and other such misdemeanors that require extended investigation. In addition, the Sergeant will be responsible for supervising officers and corporals, scheduling, approving reports, use of force reporting, and all daily activities occurring on school campuses.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrolling MISD property in a manner prescribed by the Chief of Police.
  • Remains on call as a duty officer to respond to alarms as required.
  • Responds to all alarms or requests for assistance as required.
  • Prepares and submits written reports of activities, incidents, and other security/safety violations or Problems.
  • Applies MISD security policies and procedures to situations involving acts of crime, alarm activations, and emergency situations.
  • Works cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Inspects MISD property for compliance with security and safety requirements, makes recommendations to building administrators for improvements.
  • Assists in conducting investigations and in providing written reports of incidents.
  • Works days, nights, weekends, and/or holidays as duties are scheduled.
  • Works closely with students, teachers, and staff to gain support for the MISD security and safety program
  • Investigates all crimes assigned; questions witnesses, victims, and suspects to determine factual materialand provide evidence of leads.
  • Directs activities at the crime scene to assist victims; obtains clues, gathers and preserves evidences.
  • Ensures that photographs and fingerprints of all persons arrested who are charged with violations are included in the records.
  • Records progress of investigations and maintain informational files on crimes and suspects.
  • Regularly updates immediate supervisor about the progress of investigations and requests additional instructions when further progress appears impossible.
  • Communicates with the complainant or victim periodically to apprise him or her of the state of the investigation. Informs the complainant or victim in all cases that are resolved by arrest.
  • Reviews departmental reports and other data pertaining to criminal cases.
  • Assists police officers in the apprehension of suspects or offenders, and generally act as liaison officer between the Department and all similar bureaus or units in other police departments and law enforcement agencies.
  • Files application for and reviews all search warrants obtained by any officer or unit of the Department.
  • Safeguards all property recovered; tags and stamps all lost, stolen, or found property including controlled substances that come into the department’s possession. Ensures that all evidence is properly tracked and disposed as released by courts.
  • Assists in the preparation of cases for court. Prepares assigned cases for court and charges or responses to charges and procedures. Obtains court disposition of all cases in which he is involved.
  • Dept. training officer. Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of training records for all TCOLE licensed officers ensuring that all officers are current in all required training.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate in Texas. (TCOLE).
  • Minimum of 5 years of total police service.
  • Minimum of 1 year of service with MISD Police Department.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Be familiar with MISD operations.
  • Training or experience in law enforcement.
  • Knowledge and experience of electronic intrusion detection systems.
  • Current fulltime certified Police Officer.
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in leadership, interpersonal skills, ability to read and write legibly, formulate investigative reports, and speak clearly.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and acceptable driving record; must adhere to Midland ISD’s vehicle safety and use program.