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Patrol Sergeant

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Provide and maintain a safe and secure environment in which academic pursuits may flourish, in accordance with the established goals of the University of Colorado. Provide for the safety and security of persons and property on the UCCS campus. Enforcement of state and federal statutes and University rules and regulations. Responsible for reporting, investigating and processing criminal and non-criminal incidents on the UCCS campus. This position exists to supervise Police Officers in the enforcement of institutional, municipal, county, State and Federal laws and regulations for the well-being and protection of life and property at this institution. In the absence of the department director and division managers, this position will also supervise dispatchers, environmental health and safety, and office support or student staff.

Job Duties:


    Supervise Institutional Police Officers (Intern and Police Officer I and II) positions to oversee the work performance and conduct of others where there is opportunity for personal control and inspections of work performed. Evaluate subordinates’ reports and job performance. Supervise, student security, and staff security officers to oversee work performance and conduct of others. In the absence of the division manager, position supervises police, environmental health and safety, and police dispatch. Resolve informal grievances and recommend corrective and disciplinary action for subordinate police officers and student workers.

    Train Police Officers and Security personnel in the use of police equipment, police techniques and department and university rules, procedures and policy. Oversee police/field training program according to field training protocols. Provide training to Public Safety employees to include but not limited to Police Officers, dispatchers, and security workers in a variety of skills areas including but not limited to tactical procedures, communications, CPR/First Aid.
Patrol and Enforcement

    Patrol by vehicle and on foot all properties owned or leased by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to detect and deter criminal activity, and to promote a sense of safety/security. Respond to and investigate reports of criminal activity. Enforce federal, state, and local laws from petty offenses to felonies and arrest, release, or incarcerate offenders. Enforce traffic, parking, and campus regulations.


    Interview applicants for public safety positions during the hiring process and recommend applicants to the director


    Interpret policies, regulations, local, state and federal statutes, and intergovernmental agency agreements for correct job results, response and performance.

Special Events

    Schedule special events coverage of public safety personnel for the safety of the attending public and participants


    Conduct interviews and interrogations of victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects within the guidelines of current legal practices. Write reports documenting investigations of criminal and/or suspicious activity for actual or suspected violations of laws and institutional rules and regulations. Prepare cases for presentation in municipal, county, and district courts. Be prepared to testify as to their accuracy.
Job Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Sensitivity and ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and inclusive environment

  • Exceptional leadership skills and demonstrated commitment to the department and campus community.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present safety programs.

  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of criminal law.

  • Knowledge of current issues in law enforcement public safety, student life, police and emergency response systems.


For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be non-exempt from (eligible for) overtime under FLSA.


What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $68,012 - $87,757

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of October 25, 2021.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of November 8, 2021.

  • The potential employee start date is December 6, 2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Requirements:

    Current Colorado POST certification
    Three years of experience as a certified police officer in a Law Enforcement Patrol position
    Successful completion of an Associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of college course work may be an acceptable substitute for one year of the required law enforcement experience.

Preferred Requirements:

    A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education
    Previous supervisory experience

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 10, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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