Lieutenant, Field Operations Unit 495922

Apr 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lieutenant, Field Operations Unit 495922

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 495922

Department: Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Function: The purpose of this vital command role is to serve LUPD as the Field Operations Unit Commander. The Field Operations Unit Lieutenant is the de facto LUPD representative for all Patrol operations during evening, night, and possibly weekend hours when the Chief of Police is not available. This Lieutenant is responsible for administrative, supervisory, and enforcement skills for the LUPD Field Operations Unit. The Lieutenant must be knowledgeable in Federal Incident Command Systems (ICS), Texas Police Chief's Association Best Practices, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, and Title IX as it relates to police field operations, management of public safety resources, security and emergency related services.

Scope: Responsible for coordinating the objectives of the administration of the Police Department and the law enforcement efforts within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of Lamar University. Responsible for all special events planning, management of personnel to ensure safe events for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Lamar University. Command all LUPD tactical assets, at the direction of the Chief of Police. Serves as a Campus Security Authority, as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

  • Observes and evaluates departmental operations for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Administer, assign, and supervise shift sergeants to ensure efficient and effective police field operations.
  • Develop yearly patrol plans encompassing various patrol strategies, assigned directed patrol activity, monitor community policing initiatives, and conduct ongoing assessments on law enforcement proficiencies.
  • Manage all special events on-campus; liaison and confer with campus partners for adequate assignment of resources and personnel. Package all documents for reimbursement to LUPD for services rendered. Review and approve all overtime submissions.
  • Complete Incident Action Plans (IAP) in conformance with National Incident Management System's (NIMS) Incident Commands System (ICS), and provide completed IAP to Chief of Police for approval.
  • Facilitate annual firearms training, use of force training, less-lethal training, and qualification for all LUPD personnel. Maintain records in compliance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), manage inventory, and order equipment for firearms/less-lethal training.
  • Ensure good order and discipline within the Field Operations Unit, and conduct internal affairs investigations, as assigned by the Chief of Police.
  • Complete background checks on administrative level positions, as assigned.
  • Department lead representative for the Texas Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC); responsible for maintenance of Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC), and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) systems. Liaison with State of Texas Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with State and National requirements in telecommunications.
  • Oversee major crime investigations, case preparation, and ensure submission for prosecution.
  • Special Response Team Commander; develop and administer tactical training programs, manage tactical operations, and ensure compliance with best practices.
  • Checks performance, appearance, and conduct of subordinates.
  • Provides guidance and direction to LUPD Field Operations Unit personnel on policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Receives and relays directives, assignments, and special orders to subordinates.
  • Makes evaluations and analyses concerning accomplishments of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and reviews various administrative reports, provide recommendations for improving efficiency and effectiveness of LUPD.
  • Perform direct law enforcement activities, including preventing or suppressing crime, and making arrests; performs all related duties as required.

    Periodic: Confers with University administrators, faculty, staff and students; and other law enforcement, court and governmental officials on matters of mutual interest. Prepares work schedules and assigns overtime; approves the use of vacation leave.

    Received: Reports directly to the LUPD Chief of Police.

    Given: Direct supervision of Sergeants and general supervision to subordinate LUPD personnel.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Required: 1.) Bachelor degree in an administration, management, leadership, or law enforcement related field

    Required: 1.) 10 years full-time U.S. Commissioned Police or 7 years Police with 4 years senior military experience, and
    2.) 3 years in previous or equal Police rank (sergeant and above), and
    3.) Master TCOLE Certificate, and
    4.) TCOLE Instructor and Firearms Instructor Certificate

    Required: Must be proficient with the operation and safety procedures of all equipment utilized by the Lamar University Police Department necessary to perform assigned duties. Special knowledge and training in firearms, less-lethal, tactical equipment, and administrative computer equipment.

    Required: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical and effective problem solving ability. Capable of providing creditable testimony in a court of law.

    Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear, speak, and full use of arms and legs. Physical requirements include; heavy, exertion 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 20-15 lbs., frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

    Usual: Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work during daytime or night-time hours, with varying days off, and on holidays. Work involves a degree of danger.

    OTHER: Must be able to hold a Peace Officer Commission through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Must possess a valid driver’s license not subject to suspension and must be eligible to drive a University owned or leased vehicle. Must have thorough knowledge of and ability to apply supervisory methods, personnel management and evaluation, planning and coordinating, and effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a commissioned police officer. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR techniques.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    1.) Master degree in an administration, management, leadership, or law enforcement related field.
    2.) Completed or enrolled in a Law Enforcement Command College program

    1.) 15 years full-time U.S. Commissioned Police Officer
    2.) 5 years in equal or higher Police rank (lieutenant or above)

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: Commensurate

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 04/04/2018

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

    To apply, visit

    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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