University of North Texas Dallas - Police Sergeant

May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
**This position is open only to internal candidates in the Police and Security Department.**The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Police Sergeant.

The University ? the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city ? seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow?s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: to the growth of the University, the Police Department is also expanding. Please note that there are multiple openings for the Police Sergeant position. The Police Sergeant supervises and directs University police officers, security guards, and others engaged in the protection and safeguarding of human lives and personal and public property for the UNT Dallas Police Department.The duties of this position include the supervision and responsibility for on-the-job training and orientation of newlyhired officers. The exercise of independent judgment is expected within the limits of the provisions of traffic, civil and criminal law, University rules and regulations, and Police Department policies. The Police Sergeant may be assigned supervisory and/or administrative activities within a variety of police operations; including, patrol, criminal investigations, training, satellite locations, accreditation, administration, or other equivalent duties and responsibilities as determined by the Chief of Police consistent with department and university policies. Employees in this class are working supervisors and may perform duties the same or similar to their subordinates during the course of the workday.Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:* Supervises University police officer?s arid other employees as assigned by accompanying them on assignments, reviewing activity reports, and observing job performance and personal appearance.* May investigate complaints about the conduct of officers, and may discipline a subordinate for minor infractions of departmental rules, policies and regulations.* Conducts on-the-job training, familiarization and orientation of officers in all phases of their work.* Constantly analyzes, evaluates and attempts to improve the performance of subordinates.* Supervises the assignment of officers to shifts and secures adequate police protection by day and by night.* Assists in recruiting needed officers; interviews applicants and conducts employment investigations of potential University employees.* Plans work schedules; reviews and approves reports; and keeps subordinates informed of changes in departmental policies and regulations.* Prepares reports, files, and documentation consistent with department and university policies.* Assigns, monitors, and evaluates subordinate activities involving latent investigations of criminal complaints.* Supervises, schedules, and monitors officer training and compliance with TCOLE, department, and university requirements.* Observes safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed and work supervised.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.