University of Florida in Florida

Deadline September 01, 2014
Date Posted August 20, 2014

Job Description: The University of Florida Police Department invites applications for a vacant Law Enforcement Sergeant position assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. The duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows; not all inclusive. Field supervisor for all law enforcement operations assigned to a shift of sworn and non-sworn personnel (foot/vehicle). Supervise, train, advise and counsel all personnel assigned. Regulate their activities and the reports they submit covering their actions in the field. Instructs personnel in operational procedures, initial police reports, preliminary investigations including security of crime scene, and traffic citations, and other police related field activities. Conducts roll-call briefings prior to field assignments (i.e., inspection of police personnel, updating recent crime activity; reading, explaining and discussing departmental order, memos, directives, conducting training of routine and newly developed law enforcement procedures). Ensures all calls for police service are handled as quickly as possible, dispatching self to scene as needed, or if call is holding. Responsible for carrying out and use of force involving the deployment of advanced non-lethal devices including Taser and shotgun beanbag. As these devices are typically deployed on violent or extremely uncooperative persons, and the safety of a police officer(s) or citizen is at stake, the employee is responsible for the care and use of these devices as directed by departmental policy. Review, evaluate and approve all reports submitted by shift personnel, and report any significant occurrences to superiors through written reports and/or conferences. Review, evaluate and approve all shift subordinateswork performance, evaluations, time record (sick, vacation, overtime, compensatory time), work schedules. Receive and direct any complaint registered from and/or against shift personnel (i.e., citizencomplaint work schedule conflicts, grievances, equipment problems, personnel conflicts). Has authority to take disciplinary actions or to effectively recommend such actions.
Minimum Requirements: Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes*, and have three years of sworn law enforcement or sworn investigation experience, and for promotional appointments, successful completion of the Board of Education' written test for this class. Appropriate college course work or vocational\/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. This position requires compliance with UPD's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of the principles, practice and techniques of model police work and supervision, considerable knowledge of controlling laws, ordinances, and of departmental rules and regulations; considerable knowledge of the rules and methods, of preserving evidence; considerable knowledge of the geography of the University of Florida and adjoining area; considerable knowledge of the practices and techniques of traffic control and criminal investigations; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates; maintain discipline and command respect of subordinate personnel; ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the appropriate course of action; ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, impartially and with respect for the rights of others; ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions and to coordinate the work of subordinates in emergencies; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms, motor vehicles and other related equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other law enforcement agencies, and the general public, some knowledge of first aid methods. Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.
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