Campus Police Sergeant-Replacement

Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA, USA

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Job Details

  • 21-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Campus Police Sergeant is responsible for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth as well as the W&J Student Code of Conduct, responding to emergencies, and protecting campus property. The position requires the ability to work shifts as scheduled, including weekends. This position reports directly to and is under the direct supervision of the Campus Police Lieutenant.

    Duties and Responsibilities

      Ensures the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responds to emergencies, and protects campus property.Detects violations and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth as well as the the W&J Student Code of Conduct.Cites, makes arrests, and files criminal complaint for violations of laws of the commonwealth.Testifies in court and in the student conduct process.Patrols campus including classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities, by car, by bicycle or by foot, as assigned.In the absence of the Lieutenant, acts as the shift supervisor and Officer in Charge (OIC) of Campus Police Officers, Security Officers and Dispatchers.Provides assistance for emergencies such as medical, bomb threats and fire; gives emergency first aid; calls appropriate agency and college personnel for assistance.Handles complaints of a sensitive nature.Conducts interviews and investigations concerning complaints, accidents, violations of law and student conduct codes or calls for assistance to record information on thefts, physical violence and other incidents; advises individuals on how to proceed.Writes clear and concise incident reports, and crime reports if necessary.Assist in security and other trainings of students, faculty, security officers and dispatchers.Performs the duties of a security officer when necessary to include security patrols, reporting malfunctions of fire alarm systems, fire hazards, unsecured facilities and other safety hazards.

      Must be PA Act 120 certified and complete annual updates.Must be PA Act 235 Certified or have the ability to obtain certification.Must be able to pass criminal background check.Must have clean driving record and be legally permitted to drive in the state of PA (a current Pennsylvania driver's license is preferred).Three years police experience, college or campus setting preferred.Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness in order to control stressful and emotional situations and to detain or subdue potentially dangerous individuals; must also convey a positive, pleasant and helpful attitude as a representative of the College.High school graduation or the equivalent is required. Post-secondary education or training related to public safety is preferredCurrent first aid/CPR card preferredMust be able to make rapid and accurate decisions during emergency situations
    Essential Physical and Mental Requirements

      Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shiftOccasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various dutiesRun as neededConstant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordinationWork in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignmentsAbility to pass physical examination by a certified physician.
    Washington & Jefferson College


    Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions. 

    All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.

    W&J's pre-law and pre-health programs are internationally known. Historically, more than 80 percent of W&J students who apply to law or health-related schools are accepted. More than 75 percent of W&J's seniors seeking employment find work in their fields or attend graduate school.

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