Police Sergeant

Job description

Job Title:

Police Sergeant

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Police Sergeant

Department Name:

3HL00:UK Police

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Police Certification.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 100 lbs., sitting for long periods of time, walking for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, handling intermittent periods of high levels of stress.


10 hour shifts, four days a week on either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift:
1st shift – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
2nd shift – 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
3rd shift – 10:00 pm to 8:00 am

Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, and mandatory Overtime.

Job Summary:

University of Kentucky Police Sergeants are responsible for providing the University community with a safe and secure environment in which to work, live and learn. The department is service oriented and specializes in meeting the needs of the campus’ diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The major job responsibilities of the University of Kentucky Police Sergeant include supervision and management; patrol and investigations; public relations and service; and professional development and training.

Specific duties include supervising a patrol shift, reviewing and approving reports, developing Officers, patrolling on foot, bike, and mobile patrol, enforcing the law, investigating crimes, building community relations, preparing and presenting testimony in court, providing security and traffic control for special University events, and completing University and law enforcement related reports.

Police Sergeants must be able to work overtime especially in high volume seasons (university move in, football, basketball, etc.), change shifts, work special duty events, and attend meetings.

Police Sergeants shall positively interact, enhance relations, and represent the University with local law enforcement and community partners.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time