The position of Sergeant within the Department is assigned to a patrol squad, specialized unit or administrative unit. Police Sergeants assigned to specialized units perform specific duties characteristic of the unit. Â A Police Sergeant may be assigned to any one of the following: Â Accreditation, Fleet Management, Investigative Services, Pro-active Crime Team (P.A.C.T.), Community Relations, Traffic, Administration, or Investigations. In addition to performing some or all of the above described duties, a Police 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 in the course of law enforcement operations.
1) Provide direct oversight of his/her area of responsibility.
2) When assigned to a patrol function, serve as a shift supervisor and prepare daily shift assignments.
3) Prepare and present roll call briefings and trainings; inspect personnel and equipment for conformity to Department standards; supervise patrol officers assigned to the squad.
4) Review and approve various types of reports; prepare and investigate personnel complaints; respond to crime scenes.
5) Handle radio calls for service and dispatch personnel; keep supervisors informed of issues; train and supervise probationary officers.
6) Manage crime scenes.
7) Serve as the incident commander when needed and until relieved.
8) Assure all personnel are held accountable for complying with state and federal laws as well as Department and University policies; and perform related functions. Â Â
1) No corrective action within the previous six months of employment as of date of promotion to Sergeant. Â
2) Successfully complete a background investigation that demonstrates: good moral character, good driving record, and no prior criminal convictions that would prohibit the individual from meeting the standards set forth by the State of Illinois to become a law enforcement officer. Â
3) Successfully complete/pass medical examinations including vision screening, drug testing, psychological test, and physical fitness tests. Â
4) Obtain immunizations and medical tests as required to work in patient care and high-risk areas.Â
5) Working knowledge of Illinois Criminal Statutes, Illinois vehicle code, local ordinances, and civil law related to police work. Â
6) Knowledge of University and Police Department rules, regulations, and other written directives.
7) Able and willing to make sound decisions quickly based on the facts presented; demonstrated self-restraint in challenging and/or difficult situations.
8) Able and willing to demonstrate respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.
9) Thorough knowledge of geographic area and boundaries served by the University Police Department. Â
10) Effectively deal with a variety of unpleasant circumstances and unusual human conduct associated with and/or arising from emergency situations including, but not limited to, physical trauma, mental and/or physical stress, panic, etc. Â
11) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University community. Â
12) Mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during times of conflicts and emergencies.Â
13) Demonstrated safe driving performance.Â
14) Learn and correctly apply University Police Department rules, regulations, general orders, policies, practices, and procedures.Â
15) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and enforcement officials, general public, and members of the University Community.Â
16) Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required in providing services under emergency, adverse, unpleasant, or unusual conditions in all weather conditions, and at all hours of the day or night.
17) Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception to make quick and accurate observations including: distant binocular and visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses, peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees, and recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.Â
18) Hearing sufficient to understand speech and to detect alarms, telephone and other communication devices; must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 - 2000 Hertz (Hz) with or without a hearing aid.Â
19) Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.Â
20) Use desktop computer (IBM compatible), pager, two-way radio, firearms, handcuffs and other law enforcement equipment, breathalyzer machine, radar equipment, fingerprint equipment, camera, copy machine, and telephone.Â
1) Aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions.
2) Communicate in writing.
3) Communicate orally.
4) Comprehend technical documents.Â
5) Condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents.Â
6) Create and deliver presentations.
7) Develop and manage interpersonal relationships.
8) Exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters. Â
9) Follow written and/or verbal instructions.
10) Give directions.
11) Handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
12) Handle stressful situations.
13) Learn and develop skills.
14) Maintain a high level of alertness.
15) Pay attention to detail.
16) Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
17) Prioritize work and meet deadlines.
18) React effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
19) Ability to read.
20) Train or teach others.Â
21) Work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as a member of a team.
22) Work with frequent interruptions.
23) Work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.Â
24) Active listening skills.
25) Critical thinking skills.
26) Decision making skills.Â
27) Interpersonal skills.
28) Math skills.
29) Negotiation skills.
30) Organizational skills.
31) Planning skills.
32) Problem solving skills.Â
33) Quantitative and analytical skills.
34) Reasoning skills.Â
35) Time management skills. Â Â
36) Physical Effort Requirements.Â
37) Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.Â
38) Carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.Â
39) Ability to hear, including making fine discrimination in sound.Â
40) Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity.
41) Sit for 4 hours or more.Â
42) Operate a vehicle safely.
43) Climb stairs 5 stories or more.
44) Operate equipment necessary to perform job.Â
45) Ability to run.
46) Stand for 4 hours or more.Â
47) Travel to various on-campus locations.Â
48) Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception. Â
49) Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.Â
50) Use Standard Work Station Equipment. Â Â
Physical Effort RequirementsÂ 1) Bend, crouch, or stoop. 2) Carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.Â 3) Hear, including making fine discriminations in sound. 4) See, including color, depth perception, or clarity. 5) Sit for 4 hours or more. 6) Operate a vehicle safely.Â 7) Climb stairs 5 stories or more. Â 8) Operate equipment necessary to perform job.Â 9) Ability to run. 10) Stand for 4 hours or more.Â 11) Travel to various on-campus locations. 12) Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception. Â 13) Safely defend self/or others in hostile, combative situations.Â 14) Use Standard Work Station Equipment.
Work Setting 1) Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood. 2) High stress environment.Â 3) On-call responsibilities. 4) Operate vehicles/drive motorized equipment. 5) Outdoor weather exposure.Â 6) Requires use of personal protective equipment.
Preferred Qualifications EducationÂ 1) High School Diploma.
2) Bachelorâ™s degree from an accredited university or college required for Sergeants hired after January 1, 2015. Â
3) Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers' Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board OR equivalent training, as determined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers' Training & Standards Board, in another state required. Â
4) First Aid and CPR certifications required. Â Â
ExperienceÂ 1) Minimum of three years of experience as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer. 2) No corrective action within the previous six months of employment as of date of promotion to Sergeant. 3) Previous experience as a Police Officer at The University of Chicago.
4) Valid driver's license within 60 days of appointment.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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