St Edwards University
  • Office of Campus Safety - University Police
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

$23.09/hour- $25.17/hour
University Police



The University Police Sergeant is the first line supervisor for staff who makes up the patrol function of the University Police Department.  Under the direction of the University Police Commander, the Police Sergeant plans, directs, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of law-enforcement staff involved in field patrol, investigations, crime prevention, community relations, and related services and activities; serves as patrol supervisor on an assigned shift; oversees and participates in all work activities; assumes responsibility for assigned special programs, projects, or department-wide functions or activities; coordinates activities with other agencies and university departments; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.  This person will be subject to an extensive background investigation, fingerprinting, psychological, medical, physical and driving history check



The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address the University needs and changing business practices.


  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review all aspects of staff involved in field patrol, traffic and parking enforcement, police telecommunications operator, and property and evidence room as assigned.
  • Serve as patrol supervisor for an assigned shift or event. Prepare and administer briefings; assign patrol areas; supervise and direct staff and activities on assigned shift; conduct personnel, equipment, and building inspections.
  • Review and advise staff for proper processing of incident reports, required forms, summons, records, and related documents prepared by staff to ensure accuracy and timely completion.
  • Conduct a continuing review of assigned event activities to identify problems and develop recommendations for improving services.
  • Interpret, convey, and ensure implementation of agency policies, procedures, and methods; ensure that personnel have clear guidelines of authority and responsibility.
  • Provide a full range of administrative support to management staff; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepare departmental policies and procedures; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Assist University Police Commander in internal investigations and investigation of community complaints as necessary.
  • Participate in shift activities as necessary including enforcing local and state laws by citations or arrests.
  • Oversee and supervise a variety of special services, programs, projects, and areas including the property and evidence function, technology and equipment, student worker staff, maintain vehicle fleet; conduct or assign background investigations for the selection process; coordinate special events.
  • Participate in recommendations for budget development and administration; prepare and plan budget requests for assigned operations and special details; participate in the development of grant applications and the administration of grants.
  • Review and ensure accurate completion of timesheets for assigned staff for timely submission to Payroll.
  • Participate in the selection and hiring of assigned staff; train and evaluate assigned staff; assist with training and orientation of new employees; provide training, guidance, and counseling to assigned personnel; complete employee performance evaluations and reviews as required; promote career development of staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Prepare, process, and maintain a variety of written reports and records pertaining to departmental activities and events.
  • Respond to major crimes, accident scenes, and emergencies; assume initial command when needed; may act as incident commander until such time as a higher-ranking person assumes command.
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of reports under the Automated Records Management System (ARMS) for various cases including cases going to trial; prepare supplemental reports as required; appear in court to present evidence and testimony as required.
  • When assigned to investigations supervise and personally conduct and complete detailed investigations of a general and specialized nature; review all patrol generated reports and evaluate, prioritize, and assign them to officers for follow-up investigations; Initiate victim services activities to ensure victims of crime are provided with mandated information and referrals, manage day-to-day activities and coordinate investigations including those involving several officers and other agencies or university departments; oversee and participate in surveillance operations; review all investigation reports and make recommendations and suggestions to officers; supervise and assist officers in follow-up investigations including the gathering of evidence, questioning of witnesses, and apprehension of suspects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Coordinate police activities with the campus community, departments or divisions; and coordinate functions with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing effective community policing services; implement approved policies and procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for assigned collateral functions including special programs, projects, or department-wide functions or activities; supervise specialized teams and services including Crime Prevention and Bicycle Patrol.
  • Speak before groups and represent the department and university at meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Meet or exceed the minimum qualifications and requirements for a Peace Officer and possess 5 years of experience as a Full-Time Peace Officer with demonstrated initiative and or willingness to be a leader beyond the normal scope of the patrol function.
  • Experience in operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive university community policing and law enforcement program.
  • Knowledge of functions and objectives of the police department in a university community and knowledge of other local, state and federal agencies
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff members in a university community.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses.
  • Knowledge of regulations for chain of command for evidence pertaining to search, seizure, and preservation.
  • Techniques and applications of self-defense and proper use of force.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics of police equipment, vehicles, tools including firearms, and other modern police equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims, or suspects.
  • Knowledge of the principles of business letter writing, basic report preparation, data collection and analysis, English language usage, spelling, grammar, and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of public relations.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of budget preparation and control.


Ability to:

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Supervise, organize, train, review and evaluate the work of staff members assigned.
  • Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments.
  • Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, local and university policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Interpret and explain university and department policies and procedures.
  • Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment.
  • Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios and video systems.
  • When needed conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations.
  • Conduct Interviews with victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Analyze crime and service patterns and to develop effective, tactical responses.
  • Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the community; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Effectively present and communicate information/directions in one-on-one and small group situations, to the general public and other employees of the organization.
  • Meet and maintain the State required peace officer employment standards and maintain the departmental firearms qualifications standards.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  • Meet department's psychological and background requirements.
  • Undertake and satisfactorily complete required and assigned in-service training programs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Bilingual speaking in English and Spanish
Knowledge of records management systems for law enforcement.
Proficient computer knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Word and Excel.
Prior University or College Law Enforcement Experience
One year (30 / + hours) of credit from an accredited college or university.

Special Conditions

Shifts cover various times during the week/weekends/holidays covering a 24 hour schedule. This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Must be available for recall to the university in emergency situations, position is considered "Tier 1 / Mission Critical" work and the department is organized along a standard law enforcement model. They must wear a uniform on duty, are subject to inspection, and are part of a formal chain of command. Peace Officers have no choice on which days or shifts they must work and may not receive two consecutive days off. Peace Officers may need to change work schedules on short notice regardless of personal considerations or childcare needs, and must report for duty in emergency situations such as man-made or natural disasters.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at



St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.



Reference #J18000

Posted:  01/04/2018                                                                                                                                          

Available:  Immediately

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