Police Sergeant / Law Enforcement Officer II

Farmville, VA
Longwood University

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Police Sergeant / Law Enforcement Officer II (00042) in the Department of Police & Public Safety. The successful candidate will provide supervision to police officers with responsibility for duty assignments and monitoring work performance. Longwood Police & Public Safety is an innovative and progressive department that conducts and/or oversees all police and security functions for Longwood University’s approximately 5,000 students, staff, and visitors. This position is considered emergency personnel, which requires the selected candidate to report to work or be called in due to inclement weather, in the case of an emergency, or staff shortage, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as first level of supervision providing guidance and training to officers assigned.
  • Apply community policing principles and practices to resolve issues.
  • Responsible for scheduling shifts, providing on-site supervision, and identifying training needs.
  • Responsible for the conduct of officers assigned and ensuring officers follow all applicable constitutional safeguards, state statutes, local ordinances, university and departmental policies.
  • Review and approve records and reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Conduct individual patrols, by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, of the university and respond to calls within service area.
  • Monitor subordinate officers patrol efforts, ensuring officers are actively engaging while on duty.
  • Take command of situation when emergencies occur and senior supervisors are not present and maintain control until properly relieved or situation is resolved.
  • Act within established emergency procedures at all times.
  • Evaluate and resolve complaints.
  • Investigate criminal and traffic incidents.
  • Exercise good judgement.
  • Effectively coordinate and develop events, shift assignments, and personnel coverage.
  • Maintain accurate log of training records and requests for training.
  • Complete all assigned administrative tasks, such as performance evaluations, before required due date.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Certified Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Officer and prior experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Thorough knowledge of police science.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop incident action plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior campus and university experience preferred.