Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago

Closing Date: 2024-09-09.

Position Summary:

Sergeants assigned to specialized units perform specific duties characteristic of the unit. A Sergeant may be assigned to any one of the following: Accreditation, Fleet Management, Investigative Services, Community Relations, Administration, Special Events or Recruitment. In addition to performing some or all the above-described duties, a Sergeant assigned to any one of these specialized units provides knowledge, expertise, and experience which are unique to day-to-day operations of these units as well as unusual situations which may occur during law enforcement operations. The qualifications required of a Sergeant assigned to a specialized unit are subject to change depending on the changes in the Department’s policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • The position of Police Sergeant within the Department is assigned to a patrol squad, specialized unit, or administrative unit.
  • Provides oversight of their area of responsibility. In this capacity, the Sergeant prepares daily shift assignments; prepares and presents roll call briefing and training; inspects personnel and equipment for conformity to Department standards.
  • Reviews and approves various types of reports.
  • Prepares and investigates personnel complaints; responds to crime scenes; handles radio calls for service and dispatches personnel; keeps their supervisors informed of issues of concern to them.
  • Trains and directs probationary officers.
  • Manages crimes scenes, serving as the incident commander when required and until relieved.
  • Assures all personnel are held accountable for complying with state and federal laws as well as Department and University policies.
  • Performs related functions.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required for Sergeants hired after January 1, 2015. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers’ Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers’ Training and Standards Board OR equivalent training, as determined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers’ Training and Standards Board, in another state required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer required.
  • No corrective action within the previous six months of employment as of date of promotion to Sergeant required.
  • Previous experience as a Police Officer at the University of Chicago preferred.