Police Sergeant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: 07 Sep 2017
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Police Sergeant  
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Police Sergeant
Patrols and safeguards University and Isla Vista property on foot, bicycle, and by vehicle. Maintains order, enforces the law, makes arrests, and testifies in court. Directs and communicates with students and the public. Performs related duties including beach and other patrols. Takes citizen complaints and directly supervises department personnel on a daily basis. Responds to any and all calls for service and works campus special events.  
All candidates must meet the minimum employment requirements for police officer, have a California Intermediate POST Certificate, and have at least 5 years of full-time experience as a law enforcement officer or be currently employed as a UCPD sergeant or above.
Candidates may also meet the minimum employment requirement by having at least 3-years of full-time experience as a law enforcement officer and also have at least 60 semester hours of university or college credit hours earned from an institution of higher education in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, management, or another closely related area of study.
Successful candidates will be knowledgeable around the principles of supervision and leadership and have a strong understanding of community policing and campus law enforcement practices. In addition, successful candidates will be knowledgeable of department and university policies and procedures and be familiar with State and Federal laws that pertain to the essential functions of the position.
Candidates shall have knowledge about how to effectively provide law enforcement resources to a university community, and to various constituencies (e.g., faculty, staff, and students) within the model of shared governance.
Ideal candidates will display strong organization skills and knowledge regarding the campus physical structures, roadways and jurisdictional responsibilities. In addition, candidates should have an understanding and possess a strong background in the practical use of law enforcement "best practices" procedures (i.e., directed patrol procedures, report writing, laws of arrest, problem-solving, field interviews and interrogations, traffic investigation, etc.).
Candidates must possess knowledge and an increased understanding of the criminal justice system, current case law, and knowledge regarding the administrative processes associated with progressive discipline and the California Government Code (Police Officers Bill of Rights).
Candidates must have the ability to communicate effectively (verbal/written) and in a professional manner. Candidates must also be able to work long hours and rotating shifts in diverse and inclement weather, to include holidays, nights, and weekends.
Successful candidates must be able to effectively testify in court and be a credible witness. In addition, candidates must have the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with members of the campus community, diverse groups, peers, supervisors, and management. All candidates must comply with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.  
A bachelor's degree is highly desired.  
Maintain a valid CA driver's license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program
Satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check
Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse
Mandated reporting requirements-adult depend abuse  
This is an Internal UC system-wide recruitment giving primary consideration to current, career UC employees.
Applicants from other campuses will be required to successfully pass an extensive background investigation, psychological and medical exams in accordance with California P.O.S.T. requirements. P.O.S.T. Basic and Intermediate certificates required upon appointment.
Rotating shift assignments.
Holidays and mandatory overtime worked.
Travel required for training and mutual aid assistance to other UC campuses and public agencies.
Currently, the patrol division works 12-hour shifts, to include holidays and weekends and responds to all calls for service. Police sergeants are assigned to supervise law enforcement operations both on the campus and in the Isla Vista community. In addition, sergeants are routinely required to work evenings, nights, and weekends and also work overtime to provide law enforcement support to large special events, concerts, dignitary visits, and a myriad of athletic campus events.
To be considered for this position in addition to a completed application we are requiring a cover letter, resume and a copy of your POST certifications.  
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