Police Lieutenant

Denton, TX
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Police Lieutenant

Official Title
Police Lieutenant

Position Number

Police Services - 152500


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
40 hours, overtime as necessary

Department Overview
**This position is open only to internal candidates in the Police Department.**

The University of North Texas Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving the University of North Texas (UNT) community, a 37,000 student public institution within the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

The UNT Police Department is among only 7% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to have earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The UNT Police Department is also accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). This dual accreditation helps ensure that the University of North Texas Police Department operates in accordance with over 500 best practice standards to offer the UNT Community the highest level of professional law enforcement.

Job Description
** This position is open only to internal candidates in the Police Department.**

The Police Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Police Lieutenant to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Supervisory police work involving the protection and safeguarding of human lives and property, including supervisory oversight of a broad department-wide operational area.
* Patrol, investigations, administration, support services, parking, traffic, or planning.
* Assisting with developing and implementing department operational goals, plans, and directives and may include performing some duties similar to subordinates during the course of a scheduled workday.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess four years experience as a commissioned police officer with prior supervisory experience of sworn police personnel within a college or university law enforcement setting; active peace officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) or ability to attain same within six months of employment; Associates Degree in relevant field; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which would provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

* Thorough knowledge of traffic, civil and criminal law, City ordinances, and all University rules and regulations
* Thorough knowledge of modern principles, practices, equipment, and techniques of police administration, organization, and operation
* Ability to plan, lay out, direct, and coordinate the work of multiple subordinates across assigned units
* Ability to effectively communicate oral and written instructions to subordinates under normal and high stress conditions
* Ability to effectively take command and act in a calm and effective manner in emergency and disaster situations
* Proven ability to perform duties under stressful, challenging, and/or high risk conditions
* Ability to train others in enforcement, regulatory, and investigative methods and procedures
* High degree of integrity, moral character, and personal behavior
* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed and work supervised
* Knowledge of and ability to support the functions and goals of a campus law enforcement agency
* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
* Ability and demonstrated experience in fostering positive employee relations through modeling of appropriate work behaviors

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
* TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer Proficiency Certificate.
* TCOLE Instructor Proficiency Certificate.
* Prior police supervisory experience in a CALEA and/or IACLEA accredited university of college law enforcement agency.
* Meet and maintain the requirements for licensure and continuing licensure as a police officer as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
* Possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license.

Special Instructions to Applicants
**This position is open only to internal candidates in the Police Department.**

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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