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Lieutenant/Police Officer

Job description


Lieutenant/Police Officer

Position Type:



President's Office


Office of Administration

Opening Date:

August 15, 2018

Closing Date:

October 14, 2018

Position Summary:

The Lieutenant will plan, organize, oversee and coordinate the daily activities of a designated operational entity of the Saint Augustine’s University Police Department (SAUPD).  The individual will manage and supervise law enforcement support staff and police officers who provide personal, real property, and equipment security throughout campus.  The individual will ensure consistent and equitable enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and university regulations. The Lieutenant will review and approve reports on incident and crime investigations.


  • Manages a specific division of the police department, such as operations, crime prevention, or administration; relays orders and messages from the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police. Oversees the supervision of identified departmental and support personnel which includes work allocation, training, promotions, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Reviews police reports and logbook to ascertain information is recorded in conformance with regulations; determines the need for follow-up and appropriate distribution throughout the campus community.  Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction. Patrols all assigned areas observing, supervising, and instructing Police Officers in the performance of their duties.  Conducts roll call and inspects officers, their equipment, and their vehicles. Participates as a member of various committees, including departmental hiring and promotion, and may assist in developing and communicating departmental operating procedures. Evaluates application of policies and procedures in the field and provides recommendations for modifications as needed. Ensures calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, and crime are answered. Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries.  Issues instructions and assignments at the scene of police related activities.  Makes arrests if needed. Assists officers in their arrests if needed.  Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies. Works closely with the SAUPD Crime Statistics and Emergency Management Safety Officer in ensuring compliance of the Cleary Act. Performs other job-related duties as assigned in support of the University's goals and core values.


Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related fields. (Experience may substitute for some of the required education).  Completion of Certified Police Academy.  5-8 years of work experience.  Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essentials elements of the job.  Able to lead subordinates in a team work atmosphere.   Familiarity with local governmental service points (police, fire, schools, etc.), health care facilities, and can promptly provide access to such services.  Ability to work holidays, weekends, during emergency conditions and additional shifts as required.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the ability to perform the functions of a law enforcement officer which would include being able to effect the physical arrest of a suspect, being able to climb stairs, walk across campus, stand for extended periods of time, being able to stoop down, bend over etc.

Extensive walking, running, bending, standing, stretching, sitting, climbing stairs. Work in all-weather conditions and temperatures. Possible exposures to hazardous materials, bodily fluids and contagious diseases. Exposure to loud sounds such as fire/burglar alarms, concerts, large indoor and outdoor events and stadium settings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship and no criminal record.
  • Must possess (or be able to obtain within 90 days) and maintain a valid class “C” North Carolina driver’s license and be an insurable carrier.
  • Successfully complete an in-depth background investigation of any criminal activity, past medical history employment record, driving record and character references, drug screening, polygraph test and psychological evaluation.

Required Skills:

Ability to write incident reports, felony investigation reports, arrest reports, operation reports, property reports and search warrants.  Strong oral and written presentation skills.  Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.  Excellence in organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills.  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:

Saint Augustine’s University

Office of Human Resources

1315 Oakwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27610-2298 or

Email: [email protected] or

Fax: 919-516-4413

 Notices and Disclaimers

Saint Augustine’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We invite applications from individuals of all ethnic origins, disabled persons, and veterans.

No Phone Calls Please.




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Job No: LPO-20180815
Posted: 8/15/2018
Application Due: 10/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive salary with medical, dental and vision benefits